Ball Pass Summit Trek

Follow in Edmund Hillary's footsteps as you climb up the Ball Ridge to Ball Pass for fantastic views of the South Ridge (Hillary Ridge) of Aoraki Mount Cook and its Caroline Face, the highest ice face in New Zealand.

$1,180.00 - $1,350.00

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Day One is a challenging 850m climb up to the superbly located Caroline Hut, on the Ball Ridge, directly opposite the mighty Caroline Face of Aoraki Mount Cook and overlooking the Tasman Glacier. Spend two nights here and experience the crack and thunder of ice avalanches tumbling down the Caroline Face, New Zealand’s highest ice face.

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On Day Two you’ll summit Kaitiaki Peak (2222m) and climb up onto Ball Pass (2121m) to look deep down into the Hooker Valley on the other side and across to Mt Sefton and the Copland Pass.

On Day Three, you will return to Mt Cook Village via the Tasman Valley, possibly stopping for a swim in Blue Lake. The views of Aoraki Mount Cook and surrounding mountains, the highest in New Zealand, are breathtaking.


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Physical address

Ball Pass Summit Trek, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Aoraki Mount Cook, Christchurch - Canterbury, 7999, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8am-6pm daily
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
2 km to Air Safaris private airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
1 km to bus stop
Proximity to town:
1 km to town centre

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $1,180.00 - $1,350.00
Age restriction:
Other charges:
Further pricing information:
Group discounts for 3 or more.

Language support

  Written Spoken
French YES YES
German YES YES

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