Waterfall Ice Climbing in Winter

Hone your mountaineering skills with some technical ice climbing on waterfall ice. Our location at 2000m in the Liebig Range, bordering Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is ideal, with the ice just minutes away from our expedition tent base.


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Helicopter in to our stunning location at the top of Ailsa Stream, near "Parabola Lake". From this alpine lake water seeps out and drips over steep rock, freezing each winter to create a great selection of ice routes. The course is structured according to your previous experience, allowing for a refreshing of belaying and rope skills if necessary, before developing new technical skills.

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Professional NZMGA/IFMGA mountain guides lead these courses, and you'll be amazed at how much you can learn as you tap into the experience of these guides.

Previous rock climbing or mountaineering experience is an advantage, but is not essential. However, previous extensive hiking or tramping experience is required.


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Physical address

Waterfall Ice Climbing in Winter, 30 Murray Place, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch - Canterbury, 7999, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8.30am - 5.30pm
Months of operation:
Jun, Jul

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Christchurch is the closest international airport, 3 hours drive away.
Proximity to coach terminal:
Intercity, Naked Bus, Atomic Shuttles stop in Tekapo every day.
Proximity to town:
We start the trip in Lake Tekapo at our office base, 30 Murray Place.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $1,580.00
Other charges:
Helicopter to access venue

Language support

  Written Spoken
German YES YES

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