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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

Antarctic Peninsula – March 3rd to 17th

06 Mar
collage antarctica

Its time for the final Journey for the 2016/17 season to the Antarctic Peninsula to start again.  I’m currently sitting back in Hotel Rosa de Los Vientos waiting for the MV PLANCIUS to arrive tonight / tomorrow. The remainder of the expedition staff arrive tonight and we will board early in the morning to get […]

New Year’s Day – Jabet Peak

03 Jan

We seem to be in the middle of an incredible spell of fine calm and clear weather. The seas have been glassy with essentially no wind and clear over night ( not much ‘night’ though ) gave us a great freeze We were able to get a small team teasingly close to the summit of […]


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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