Tititea/Mount Aspiring Guided Ascent
Known as the "Matterhorn of the South" due to its asthetic shape, Mount Aspiring stands alone as the only 3000m peak outside of Mount Cook National Park. The mountain offers a selection of routes on alpine rock, snow and ice and can be climbed with or without helicopter access - this is a rare opportunity to climb a 3000m peak purely under your own power. The foot approach to the mountain via the grassy flats of the Matukituki Valley, through beech forest then on rock up to Bevan Col and across the Bonar Glacier, is a rewarding adventure in itself!
Mt Aspiring and the NW Ridge
2019 - 2020 SEASON PRICING
|Guide Client Ratio||6 Days||7 Days||8 days|
*** NOTE SOME ROUTES NOT APPLICABLE WITH 1:2 Ratio
- IFMGA/NZMGA certified mountain guide
- National Park fees
- Hut accommodation
- Free vehicle transport
- Local accommodation for any nights required during the trip
- ALL meals (including snacks & energy bars) for the duration of the trip
Meals and accommodation before/after the trip are NOT included.
6 7 or 8 days?
Which is best for you
Flying in to Bevan Col allows you to maximise your time in the mountains. Flights are not included in the price, as costs vary according to aircraft occupancy. It is often possible to combine flights with other groups heading in to and out of the mountains to significantly reduce flight costs.
As there is no guarantee of being able to fly (due to weather) and no obligation to fly, we like to be able to pass on any potential savings directly to our clients.
|Price per flight in NZ$ (the cost is split equally amongst participants)|
|Flight prices are given as examples only and are subject to change by aircraft operators at any time.|
|Raspberry Flat to/from Bevan Col||Helicopter||2 + gear||$1050|
We're busy so book early
This is where we go climbing
Early season (November - December) there can be deep snow to contend with. If necessary we will outfit you with snowshoes. Late in the season (mid February - April) snow has often completely disappeared, leaving crevasses wide open. However, even in the middle of the summer there can be new snowfall, and as we get to autumn (March - April) the chances of this increase.
The guide will give you a thorough gear check before departure to ensure you are adequately equipped for both the hot and cold of a mountain environment.
What happens if we have really bad weather?
New Zealand's weather is notoriously fickle. It is possible you could be delayed getting into or out of the mountains due to the weather. For this reason, we recommend leaving 1-2 days spare at the end of your trip to avoid disruption to other travel plans. Your guide will endeavour to provide alternative activities/venues to give you the best possible experience. In some cases, if all participants and the guide have flexibility with time, it may be an option to postpone the whole trip by a day (however we cannot guarantee this option and it is at the discretion of the guide).
In many cases, the weather may not be as bad as the forecast might lead you to believe - please remember that we are used to dealing with New Zealand's weather on a regular basis and know where to go and what to do to make the most of it!
This is a descriptive list of the trip
All of your equipment will be checked when we meet at the start of your trip. Any equipment you need to borrow will be sourced locally. Make sure to let us know ahead of time what you need
Here is a link to a comprehensive gear and equipment checklist - please let us know what you don't have and or any questions you have about the list.