Walk on the Wild Side

The ul­ti­mate alpine ad­ven­ture

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Ex­plore New Zealand’s unique and ex­quis­ite alpine won­der­land with a moun­tain guide from Ad­ven­ture Con­sul­tants. Wanaka based moun­tain guid­ing out­fit­ter Ad­ven­ture Con­sul­tants have been es­tab­lished for over 25 years and have a pas­sion for the high coun­try alpine ar­eas of the South­ern Alps and the ‘o the beaten track’ style of trip.

Moun­tain guid­ing in New Zealand has a long and es­tab­lished his­tory with the irst guided as­cents of the high peaks in Mount Cook Na­tional Park, New Zealand’s high­est peak, oc­cur­ring in the early 1880s. Nowa­days moun­tain guides in New Zealand are certi ied by the New Zealand Moun­tain Guides As­so­ci­a­tion and have an in­ter­na­tional qual­i­fi­ca­tion—IFMGA Moun­tain and Ski Guide (In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Moun­tain Guides As­so­ci­a­tion).

Win­ter pur­suits on o er in­clude jour­neys on skis into the back coun­try, which is called ski tour­ing and is avail­able for in­ter­me­di­ate through to ad­vanced skiers and snow­board­ers. Op­tions from day trips through to sev­eral days spent in a high alpine hut with acres of open snowy space to en­joy with­out the crowds that a ski re­sort has.

Ice climb­ing on frozen water­falls near to Queen­stown sees clients of Ad­ven­ture Con­sul­tants tack­ling the ul­ti­mate ver­ti­cal win­ter ad­ven­ture! Ad­ven­ture Con­sul­tants op­er­ate 5 day Ice Climb­ing Cour­ses and pri­vate guid­ing ice climb­ing ex­pe­ri­ences from their win­ter ex­pe­di­tion camp in Wye Creek with he­li­copter ac­cess in­cluded.

In sum­mer the moun­tain ad­ven­ture op­tions are end­less—from learn­ing to climb on a moun­taineer­ing course through to scal­ing the high­est peaks in the South­ern Alps or trekking along ridge­lines in the Na­tional Parks above the glaciers with views out to the ocean. Con­tact the moun­tain ad­ven­ture spe­cial­ists at Ad­ven­ture Con­sul­tants for your ul­ti­mate high alpine ad­ven­ture.

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