Mountaineering Courses and Guided Climbs

Alpine Recreation offers a range of guided ascents and climbing/mountaineering instruction courses to suit beginners through to those looking to improve their skills and experienced mountaineers keen to "bag another peak". 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 4-day or 7-day climbing course. We are the only operator to have our own mountain hut in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. If you already have mountaineering experience, then recruit one of our professional UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guides for a guided ascent of Aoraki Mount Cook, Mt Tasman, Mt Sefton or Mt Aspiring. Our costs include equipment. Other peaks available on request.

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Opening Hours

Business hours
    8.30am-9pm, 7 days. Closed Christmas Day.
Months of operation
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
  • Proximity to airport:
    3 hours drive from Christchurch or Queenstown airports
    Proximity to town:
    5 minutes walk from Tekapo town centre

Pricing & Conditions

Private courses and ascents available