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It is an area where snow-capped mountains, rivers of ice, deep lakes, unbroken forests and tussock grasslands produce a landscape of exceptional beauty including the internationall...
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from $2650NZ
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4 days 3 3
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It is heavily glaciated and there are no easy routes to the summit. Standing out on its summit motivates climbers the world over. Aoraki / Mount Cook is a serious mountain and not ...
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from $5950NZ
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5 days 3724m 3 3
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Whichever route you do, this is a beautiful mountain and is a highlight of many people's climbing trip in New Zealand.Mount Aspiring is a classic horned peak often called the "Matt...
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from $5300NZ
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5 days 3033m 2 2
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Are you an experienced backcountry skier who wants to learn where the local powder is? Our Treble Cone day tour offers you an easy way to experience some of the best lift accessed ...
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from $300NZ
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1 days 2 2
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These are massive areas of snow and ice that are linked by a system of four huts. In winter and spring when the snow piles up and the crevasses are filled, this becomes a ski touri...
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from $1850NZ
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7 days 3 2
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Become familiar with the equipment and techniques before embarking on one of our more advanced backcountry or avalanche courses. Whether you are a beginner or expert skier we will ...
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from $300NZ
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1 days 2 2
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The Motatapu Valley links lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu. Long before a road was carved through Cardrona Valley and over the Crown Range, the route via the Motatapu was the way Māori tr...
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from $1500NZ
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3 days 2 2
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Following the main divide of the South Island this route is surrounded by unspoilt forests, alpine meadows, huge waterfalls, alpine lakes and views of the highest peaks, including ...
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from $3300NZ
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8 days 3 3
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Lake Adelaide is surrounded by jagged peaks and massive cliffs. The setting is remote and you need to be fit to carry a full pack on the challenging approach up and over rugged pea...
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from $2950NZ
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4 days 3 3
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It was an absolute privilege to be able to go to the Darran Range - it's an incredibly remote and beautiful area. It was my first trip in 17 years for climbing and I did more than I ever thought possible. I'm still looking at the photos of McPherson ...read more

Sue, Australia, Darrans Climbing

Top choice on Mt Dixon, Tim! It was an awesome day. Tim lead up a gully maybe only 10-15m in length at the start of the climb on Dixon. That climb up the gully was awesome, something I haven't experienced before! Tim pushed me out of my comfort zone ...read more

James, Australia, Mt Dixon

This was a life-changing experience! Having been with Aspiring Guides for 3 other adventures, I was very confident you would be the best company to lead us on our most challenging project to date. Apart from climbing Aspiring, I knew we would be well...read more

Graham, New Zealand, Mt Aspiring

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WHY CHOOSE ASPIRING GUIDES?

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Our high level of expertise, comprehensive logistics support and refreshing personalities are the basis of Aspiring Guides' internationally renowned reputation for providing a quality and personalised service. Along with have internationally experienced, professional and qualified guides we put a lot of effort into the background to ensure each trip runs as smoothly as possible and treat each person individually.

For over 25 years Aspiring Guides has been providing guided ascents of New Zealand's highest mountains and iconic peaks such as Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring and Mt Tasman as well as offering comprehensive mountaineering instruction, climbing courses and multi-day wilderness hiking adventures in the spectacular NZ Southern Alps. In winter join Aspiring Guides for breathtaking backcountry skiing & snowboard touring on New Zealand's vast glaciated terrain or from our private hut network. Learn backcountry skiing, avalanche awareness & ice-climbing skills by joining one of our comprehensive courses run from private mountain huts located near our base in Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand.

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