Aspiring Guides - Mountain Foundations Course

The only mountaineering program of its type in New Zealand, this 1 to 4 week course is almost entirely a hands-on technical mountain skills course with the majority of time spent outdoors. It's the perfect option for a semester or career break!


$6050.00 - $9550.00


The Aspiring Guides Month Long Intensive Program covers the most important outdoor leadership and technical skills required to travel safely and confidently in the mountains. These skills are introduced in a progression from basic rock climbing and hiking techniques to intermediate and advanced techniques for mountaineering and alpine climbing.

Structured as four 5-day long modules (4 field days + 1 classroom day each week), the syllabus includes rock/alpine/ice climbing, winter hiking, backcountry avalanche and rescue (MSC NZ accredited), mountaineering skills, glacier travel and crevasse rescue- with weekends free to recover and explore.

Choose 1, 2, 3, or all 4 weeks!

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Physical address

58 McDougall Street, Wanaka town, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $6050.00 - $9550.00

Opening times

Months of operation:
Jun, Jul

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