Alpine Climbing Course

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  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 8
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Ends Wanaka, New Zealand
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • A 10 day fly in, fly out alpine based learning environment high mountain hut based with the potential for planned bivouacs
  • Learn new mountain skills and brush up on techniques
  • Instructed by fully qualified NZMGA (NZ Mountain Guide Association) guides
  • Receive a detailed instruction manual
The Alpine Climbing Course trip starts and ends in Wanaka. It is a climbing tour that takes 10 days taking you through Franz Josef, Fox Glacier and Wanaka in New Zealand. Alpine Climbing Course is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, meals and others.

Build upon basic knowledge to develop the full range of modern alpine climbing techniques in the heart of the Southern Alps. Experience is imperative before tackling any major mountaineering ascent. This comprehensive climbing course has been designed specifically for fit and motivated people who want to learn modern-day alpine climbing techniques and improve their basic mountaineering knowledge. The 10-day course focuses on advancing your technical skills and developing a climbing strategy pertinent to alpine style mountaineering. In the company of professional NZMGA/IFMGA mountain guides you will gain valuable experience through climbing a variety of alpine routes as well as develop skills in mountain navigation, weather training and crevasse rescue training. Upon the successful completion of this course you will have learnt safe climbing practices and be capable of utilising your skills to attempt ascents of many of the major peaks within New Zealand and beyond.
5 - Excellent
Based on 611 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 25 2018
5 - Excellent
Review for another World Expeditions tour
“The Best of Peru was memorable... from the wildlife in the Amazon, the scenery on the Inca Trail, the home stay on Lake Titicaca, our group and guides and especially the amazing friendliness of the people of Peru. A great tour, visiting so many different places. Probably the best thing was hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu ...magical!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 15 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another World Expeditions tour
“Overall an eye opening great trip. First off the local guides were fantastic. From Allen in Beijing, Emma in Xian and Helen in Xining through to Tashi and Ber Singh in Tibet and beyond, these folks were simply outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble and every day was another laugh and a smile. Obstacles were overcome and the group was fed watered, bedded down and kept cozy and entertained the entire trip. An extra note to all the drivers without whom we would have been lost. I will never drive in Asia after watching these guys navigate the traffic with style and aplomb while singing along to whatever was on the radio. The accommodations ranged from basic to 5 star and the food was seriously great the entire trip. The sights ranged from the stunning Beijing of palaces and hutongs to the breathtaking warriors in Xian. The brief time we spent in Beijing, Xian and Xining makes me want to see more of China. Tibet, where we spent most of the trip is seriously beautiful. A wide barren land of simple breathtaking landscapes. Truly your camera does not do any of it justice but you just keep taking more shots as you go and hope for the best. Seeing Everest/Chomolungma for the first time is an awesome humbling experience. Watching sunrise across the face the next day is guaranteed cure for altitude sickness. You can forget everything as you sit on a rock and simply watch. We crossed into the green dampness of Nepal and the first rain of the trip and onwards to the madness of present day Kathmandu, greeted with smiles laughter and Namaste everywhere we went. In a few words, loved it. What are you waiting for GO!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 07 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another World Expeditions tour
“Well planned and executed trip.”
  • Day 1 : Meet at Wanaka office, to Fox Glacier
  • Day 2 : Fox Glacier - mountaineering
  • Day 3 : Fox Glacier area - mountaineering
  • Day 4 : Fox Glacier area - mountaineering
  • Day 5 : Fox Glacier area - mountaineering
  • Day 6 : Franz Josef area - mountaineering
  • Day 7 : Franz Josef area - mountaineering
  • Day 8 : Franz Josef area - mountaineering
  • Day 9 : Fox Glacier township
  • Day 10 : Fox Glacier to Wanaka
  • All meals and snack foods whilst on the trip
  • Ground transport ex Wanaka
  • Helicopter or ski plane access and egress flights
  • Guide Fees and hut fees
  • Course manual (A Climber’s Guide to NZ Mountaineering Techniques, by Guy Cotter and Mark Sedon)
  • NZMGA and / or IFMGA qualified mountain guide
  • Group equipment such as ropes, tents and stoves
  • Department of Conservation fees (CA/155/Gui)
  • NZ Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Use of climbing gear including climbing harness with adjustable leg loops, carabiners, belay device/descender, prussics & slings, helmet, ice axe, ice hammer, crampons
  • Travel to/from Wanaka
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal mountaineering equipment not mentioned in inclusions (can be hired)
  • Any accommodation and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Alpine Climbing Course tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 31 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 31 August 2021, a deposit of 1 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Alpine Climbing Course tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Alpine Climbing Course tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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