Aspiring Guides

Aspiring Guides

For over 20 years Aspiring Guides has been providing guided ascents of New Zealand's highest mountains and iconic peaks such as Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring and Mt Tasman as well as offering comprehensive mountaineering instruction, climbing courses and multi-day wilderness hiking adventures in the spectacular NZ Southern Alps. In winter join Aspiring Guides for breathtaking backcountry skiing & snowboard touring on New Zealand's vast glaciated terrain or from our private hut network. Learn backcountry skiing, avalanche awareness & ice-climbing skills by joining one of comprehensive winter ski touring or ice-climbing courses run from private mountain huts located near our base in Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand.

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Alpine Trekking

Ball Pass Crossing (Photo: Alpine Recreation)

Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing at Ailsa Stream (Photo: Gavin Lang)


Mt. Aspiring (Photo: Gavin Lang)

Rock Climbing

Climbing at Mt. Somers (Photo: Gavin Lang)

Ski Touring

Ski Touring on the Mannering Glacier (Photo: Alpine Recreation)