Alpine Recreation offers a range of guided ascents and mountaineering instruction courses to suit beginners through to advanced climbers. Or maybe you are already an experienced mountaineer but want to improve safety by taking a guide for an ascent of one of our 3000m peaks. Start off with a taste of mountaineering on the 3-day Ball Pass Trek, where you'll learn how to use crampons and ice-axe, or go straight for a 5-day or 7-day climbing course. We are the only operator to have our own mountain hut in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Our costs include equipment and all food.