Stefan King / Matt Greenslade Reckoner - Radiohead Moon - Little People Welcome Home - Radical Face M84 - Outro The cost of the Aoraki Mount Cook Guided Ascent is NZ$6,300 - Helicopter access & egress included. Weather contingency day, or alternative activity (such as rock climbing). | Consolidate skills or ascend a practice peak such as Mount Dixon. These ratings are displayed in the icons at the top of each expedition page, with a further explanation available by clicking on the accompanying question mark. Our registration form requests that you advise us of any medical problems you may have and if you are on any medication. Air New Zealand and Jetstar airlines provide daily services to Queenstown from Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington. Can I have my own room?NZ offers some fantastic huts in amazing locations and most often these provide dormitory style bunk rooms and communal kitchens. 3033m, 6 Days In this league, what makes you the first choice for your climbers?As a New Zealand company leading clients to the summit of Mount Everest, we are renowned for our expertise at high altitude and the expansive logistics that are necessary to be able to be extraordinarily successful guiding in such extreme environments. Aoraki/Mt dominates this little village. A full run-down of the categories can be found on our Difficulty Ratings page and our team is more than happy to discuss your experience to find the right trip for you. The climbing is strenuous and of moderate technical difficulty; the summit is one of the most satisfying and exhilarating in Australasia. We suggest buying a sleeping bag big enough to allow you to wear some clothes in if it is especially cold. Climb New Zealand's highest mountain via the Linda Glacier route in 3m 20s from the comfort of your computer in 3 Dimensions! Contact our office for a detailed quote. When weather and time permit we may elect to climb over two days, with a bivouac halfway up the route to give ourselves a good start for the following morning and time to soak up the high-alpine ambiance. 1500m, 4 Days It is the main summit of Mount Kenya and is a highly coveted goal for advanced rock climbing and mountaineering enthusiast. Experience a via ferrata (iron rung) climb on soaring waterfall whilst in Wanaka. Our focus is on having the essential clothing and equipment while keeping your pack as light as possible. The dramatic nature of these mountains provides a rare challenge. See our Fitness Training Programs for information on how we can help you prepare for your ascent. The summit of Aoraki is regarded as the head of one of their ancestors; of which the head is sacred (or topuni) to New Zealand Maori. This is a superb way to consolidate the skills that you learnt, and an opportunity to feel the real exposure of multi-pitch climbing. We are the central source of information for climbing in the UK, and the best place to start your climbing on the Internet Adventure Consultants employs only IFMGA or NZMGA qualified guides, the most advanced training and certification program internationally. To reach Uhuru peak, several stunning routes are available ranging from easy walking on steep slopes through amazing landscapes to mountain climbing on almost vertical walls. A cautious, well prepared and almost humble like approach to climbing Mt Cook and the surrounding peaks in that area is reinforced in my mind. It is possible to walk into Plateau Hut (it is a solid days walk of approximately 12 - 16 hrs), but the benefit of flying in is that it alleviates the walk- in, and the usual necessary recovery day, allowing more time to be spent on actual climbing in the high mountains. Running successful journeys and expeditions is more about experience, knowledge and strategic management than any other factors. The qualification takes many years (5–7) to attain and ensures you are getting a world-class professional service. Fly into our First Tracks Geo Dome Camp where you'll head out for guided hike taking in spectacular views of the nearby Lakes Wanaka and Hawea, before returning to the Domes for lunch prepared by our experienced professional chef. Contact us or see our specialty Gear Store page for more information. We are regularly outfitting climbers from head to toe to help them prepare for their course, ascent or trek! Do I really need all the equipment on the equipment list?Yes, all of the items on the list (except those marked optional) are necessary for mountaineering in New Zealand. Wanaka has some of the most relaxing and beautiful accommodation in New Zealand. Our Aoraki Mount Cook guided ascent operates over a six day period which enables us to fly in to Plateau Hut at the base of the mountain, from where the climb is staged. International airfares are not included in the trip price however, we recommend excellent travel agents should you require help with arranging your international airfare. Wanaka has a range of accommodation from backpackers, youth hostels, motels, and hotels to luxury lodges. Climbing route plan for Aoraki Mount Cook sketched by Reverend William Spotswood Green. The climbing is strenuous and of moderate technical difficulty; the summit is one of the most satisfying and exhilarating in Australasia. Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. In order to gain these qualifications guides must undergo rigorous training and assessment on climbing skills, instructional skills, avalanche training and assessment, wilderness first aid, rescue training and much more. We guide Aoraki Mount Cook on a 1:1 basis due to the technical nature of the terrain. Both the NZ and European Alps get a fresh dump of snow, we round up the past month's adventures and start planning for NZ summer and EU winter. We are happy to assist with your transfer arrangements. with the dates you would like. A few outfitters claim to have the same level of experience and prestige as Adventure Consultants. If the dates above do not suit you, please contact us and we are happy to arrange an ascent on your own dates depending on guide availability. While you are in New Zealand, you could pop over to Australia to climb one of the Seven Summits, Kosciuszko the highest mountain in Australasia. Current time in New Zealand is 11:48 AM | Friday, December 04, 2020. To help you navigate the choices available, our trips are graded by both the level of physical exertion and the level of skill required, allowing you to find your perfect expedition match. Check out our programs at Training Peaks or see our Fitness Training page for more information. You may decide to upgrade to single accommodations in Wanaka or at Aoraki Mount Cook Village at your own expense, should you require. From time to time adverse weather can delay or prevent your trip from accessing the high mountains, if this happens your guide will endeavor to choose alternate venues for your chosen activity, and continue with instruction and skills development, whether it be at the local rock crag, on the lower reaches of one of our glaciers, or at an alternate mountainous venue experiencing more favourable weather conditions at the time. Aoraki Mount Cook 2017, I have dealt with AC previously and always found them to be friendly and helpful regardless of the number of questions asked! Expect to share the huts with other like-minded climbers. It borders two countries. If you will be renting equipment from us please advise your requirements in advance to ensure correct sizing and availability. Maker Green, William Spotswood Maker Role Artist Inscription and Marks (on front) Sketch Climbing in the Southern Alps requires you have the highest quality clothing and equipment due to the extremes of weather conditions. Mount Everest is located in the magnificent Himalaya mountain range. For winter courses and ascents bring a bag rated as 4-seasons or 700g+ down fill (approximately -5˚C to -10˚C). What is included in the cost of my trip? We recommend that you bring a camera that uses standard batteries and it’s a good idea to bring some spare batteries as a backup. Get in touch with a special natural world and see beauty such as you’ve only dreamed of… From the raw power of strong waterfalls to the tranquillity of deep, forested pools, from sculptural rockscapes to glowing green moss droplets, you will be immersed in a world you never knew existed. Depending on your skill level, there is a range of excellent options for rock climbing in the region. We must first weave through the crevasse field on the lower part of the glacier before turning to head into the upper Linda glacier. What happens if the weather is bad during my trip?Access into the New Zealand high mountains is always weather dependent and we are used to working around it. Most importantly it can allow us to take advantage of ‘windows’ of fine weather which are typical of the maritime climate of New Zealand. Any information you supply will be treated as confidential. 50,000 people are climbing Kilimanjaro every year, making the mountain popular than Mount Everest and Mount McKinley. If our schedule requires us to overnight at Aoraki Mount Cook either side of the trip we utilise the New Zealand Alpine Club facilities at Unwin Hut which has dormitory style accommodation and if in Wanaka we accommodate you in dormitory style backpackers with shared bathroom facilities. If you think you know where Mt Lloyd is located then please take a minute to locate it for the climbing community. Personalised up-to-date PDF - for Mount Cook region. Please contact us with the dates you would like. All payments should be made by bank transfer to the following bank and account: Bank: Bank of New Zealand For the account of: Adventure Consultants Limited Account number: 02 0673 0043443 00 Account Type: NZ Dollars. For cancellations made within 60 days of the trip commencement date we reserve the right to retain 50% of the full fee. Special occasion? 2723m, 10 Days In some huts and camps, you will be able to get cell phone coverage, but please do not depend on this. What showers and washing (clothes) will be available?At our First Tracks Wanaka Geo Dome Heli Camp, our Wye Creek Camp and standard New Zealand alpine huts, there are no showers or clothes washing facilities. We can cater for a variety of diets and with the convenience of flying in and out of the mountains, we are able to provide a good variety of fresh goods, protein sources and produce. The mountain’s 19,341-foot Uhuru Peak is not only the highest point in Africa, making it one of the world’s Seven Summits, it’s also the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. Nick Murphy at Mt Cook - Mt Cook Sunset.jpg, harold bruce on ★★★ The Offering 18 - PXL_20201110_222952735.jpg, AlexD at Aoraki Bouldering - vlcsnap-2019-09-09-18h34m27s041.png. The snow keeps falling in NZ as we plan ahead for summer, winter and 2021, including a chance to experience the solar eclipse in Antarctica. What insurance do I need to get?We strongly recommend that you take out trip cancellation insurance and travel insurance to protect yourself in case of injury, mishap or cancellation prior to/or whilst on our trips. | We can easily arrange for your guide to come pick you up from your accommodation and your Client Liaison will be happy to assist with booking airport transfers. For cancellations made within 30 days of the trip commencement date we reserve the right to retain 75% of the full fee.