Trev and Michael on Mt Cook. Photo by Dan Griffith.

The Alpine Guides Difference

Alpine Guides offers a professional, personalised, and reliable guiding service with unsurpassed support from our base.

Unbeatable Location - Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

Don't travel further. Aoraki/ Mt Cook National Park is the hub of NZ mountaineering. New Zealand's highest peaks and most extensive glaciers are on our doorstep. Other guiding outfits may have to drive you hours to get here...

Stability & Security | We know which way is up

Established in 1966, Alpine Guides is still here. We offer stability and security. We guarantee to run our courses - even with just one booking.

International qualifications | NZMGA/IFMGA Guides

All our guides are qualified professionals. Alpine Guides complies with (and often exceeds) NZMGA guidelines of safe practice.

Your Safety & Real Experiences

Your safety while enjoying the mountain environment is our priority. Mountaineering is not bungy jumping, where the risks are mainly perceived. Be wary of outfits that offer "action".

Supporting our clients from go to whoa!

  • A well stocked gear shop
  • The best range of rental technical equipment in NZ
  • Dedicated base support staff
  • FM radio network & satellite phone communications
  • Ground and air transport coordination
  • Local accommodation

Keeping it real

Our mountaineering trips are based on realistic goals within realistic time frames - given the local weather and terrain.

Mountain guiidng trips in New Zealand run differently from Europe or North America. There are reasons why.

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