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Expeditions can be a hard but rewarding experience.  We  bring together like-minded individuals to create a strong team to give us the maximum chance of success on our peaks. Click for more info

Ascents Progams

Ascents of Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring, Mt Tasman or an individualized program just for you.  We operate in the Southern Alps of New Zealand   Give us a call or click on the link for more info

Alpine Instruction


Mountaineering, Rock Climbing and Ski touring Instruction Courses to suit your specific needs whether it is a 8 - 10 day program or just simply a 3 day tune up, we've got you covered.  Click for more info

Ski Guiding

Ski Touring, Ski Mountaineering, Courses or Heliski Guiding - we can help you achieve your goals of having FUN.  Click on the link for ore info

Avalanche Education

It's not much use going out into the backcountry if you can't read the terrain.  Come and learn the ins and outs of Avalanche Safety. Details coming soon


Come out and find some of Wanaka's best untracked terrain!  Winter Heliskiing in Wanaka from Late July - October Check Back for more info

Latest Posts

Acclimation Chukung Ri and moving to Basecamp

08 Apr

Yesterday we spent the best part of the late morning and early afternoon climbing and scrambling our way to the summit of Chukung Ri. This small peak stands just near 5550m and is dwarfed by the looming south faces of Nuptse and Lhotse. It’s commonly used for acclimatisation for crossing the high pass to Lobuje […]

Dingboche and Chukung

07 Apr

The slow approach to Island Peak ( Imje Se) continues. Yesterday we had another acclimation day at Dingboche where we got our climbing equipment ready – putting together the fixed line systems and doing a series of exercises to get the team ready to use the fixed lines and abseiled on Island peak.  There are […]


Mal Haskins

Based from Wanaka, a stunning lakeside town in the South Island of New Zealand.  We run international expeditions on a regular basis and work with various NZ based organisations.

Mal HaskinsMal is professionally qualified IFMGA / NZMGA  mountain and ski  guide in the Southern Alps of New Zealand and internationally.  Mal works for Alpine Guides (Mt Cook) and the NZ Mountain Safety Council and manages and organizes his own International Expeditions – primarily in the Nepalese Himalaya.

Mal is an experienced Himalayain guide and mountaineer with 7 successful expeditions to Nepal since 2006 and one successful expedition to Indian Himalaya for BaseClimb3 that saw a new route established on the west face of Meru Peak and a wing suit basejump from 6,400 metres by Glenn Singleman and Heather Swann.

In 2008 Mal summited Lhotse 8516m as a guide with DXCP and in 2010 Mal summited Manaslu 8,156 as part of the Speedfly8000 expedition that he led and organised.

Since then he has lead mutliple trips to Nepal, South America and recently to Anatartica.



Besides running his own operations in New Zealand Mal also works for the following operations






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