Queenstown Mountain Guides

Queenstown Mountain Guides

Queenstown Mountain Guides is Queenstown's only professionally certified IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain & Ski Guiding Company. New Zealand’s Southern Alps is our backyard and we have years of experience climbing, skiing, and guiding in every corner of this incredible mountain range.

Queenstown Mountain Guides specialise in:

- Mountaineering ascents, Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring, Mitre Peak, & significant NZ 3000m peaks
- Mountaineering Courses
- Avalanche Education
- Ski Touring & Ski Mountaineering
- Remarkables guided ascents of Single Cone & The Grand Traverse
- Queenstown Rock Climbing
- Heli-Hiking

Owner & Chief Guide Mike Madden is a professionally qualified IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide. Mike has 20 years of experience climbing, skiing, hiking in New Zealand's Southern Alps and many other mountain ranges throughout the world.

Mike is a passionate climbing and ski photographer and enjoys capturing the incredible landscapes and unique experiences in the mountain environment. The challenge of matching different skill levels, locations, and mountain activities keeps Mike motivated to continue this lifestyle.

Queenstown Mountain Guides goal is to present you some of the best climbing and skiing experiences you’ve ever had.

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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)