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Alpine Guides, Mt Cook New Zealand

Alpine Guides professional IFMGA/NZMGA mountain guides are based year-round in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, and work throughout the Southern Alps.

Summer climbing season is here

In New Zealand summer is the best time of year to learn the basics of alpine mountaineering, or climb one of NZ's highest peaks - Mount Cook, Mt Aspiring, Malte Brun - or your "significant other" objective.

March and April 2015

Settled weather continues, and our teams are enjoying firm conditions under foot... Late summer is the time to think about alpine rock and major peaks like Malte Brun, which are now in perfect shape. Guide availability is through March and April, so get in touch soon to make a booking.

Winter 2015 ski touring, courses, and guiding

Our winter program has been updated with new slants to some of our regular options. Take a look at what's on offer ›

Guiding the Southern Alps Since 1966

Alpine Guides (a.k.a. AGL) is New Zealand's longest established mountain guiding company. The reasons: professional guides, reliability, location, and a dedication to safety. Discover the Alpine Guides difference ›




Buy our Technical Mountaineering Manual

Alpine Guides Technical Manual

Revised and updated in 2014. Our professionally bound 92 page book is your essential reference for mountaineering

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Ski Mountaineering Course (SMC)

Ski MountaineeringCourse (SMC)

Our 6-day big-mountain ski descent program. July - September.

Fly deep into the vast, glaciated terrain of Mount Cook National Park for a week of unforgettable ski lines.

Join a scheduled group, or arrange a private trip tailored to your team.

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Mountaineering - Summer 2014/15

Summer mounatin guiding

Tackle NZ's highest peaks with our expert mountain guides, or develop your skills on our instruction program.


Instruction Courses ›

Mountain Guiding Options ›

New Zealand Expeditions ›


Winter Courses, Guiding, & Ski Touring

Winter courses and guiding.

Winter (July-October) is the time for specialists. Learn to ice climb, avalanche safety skills, or explore the mountains on skis, snowshoes or snowboard...

Winter Mountaineering Courses ›

Winter Mountain Guiding ›

Ski Touring options ›

Helicamp ›