Independent Mountain Guides

Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

Weekend Mountaincraft Courses

2 days of basic alpine skills training. This if for the budget wannabee mountaineer.

Learn self arresting, cutting steps, cramponing, ice axe use, snow anchors, rope management/belaying, prussicking, abseiling, and moving together whilst roped up. A peak will be climbed should the weather be in favour and participants have reached a confident standard.

If the weather is inclement snow shelters will be built and navigation skills taught. Some ice climbing skills will be taught given conditions and time.

Dates every weekend OR "claytons weekend" . Bookings essential. Minimum of 2 people required, maximum of 6. Ratio 1:2

Trips depart 8.00am from the N.Z.Ski.Com Remarkables Ski Area old tollgate carpark, rain, hail, or snow. If the ski area is closed the trip will be re-scheduled.

Bring your own lunch and hot drink. Cold weather and storm clothing is required We will supply avo transceiver, warm mountain boots, ice axe and crampons. Other technical gear is also supplied. Additional clothing and may be hired from IMG.

Course cost $495/person.

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