Getting Weathered – Late season trip into Mt Aspiring

Posted by Ascents - News, Mt Aspiring

Things don’t always go to plan …..  I met up with Craig at the Adventure Consultant office in Wanaka.  He’s fresh off the plane from Sydney and keen to get out into the the hills for a skills update and to try to sneak in an ascent of Mt Aspiring.  The only problem we have […]

Mal Haskins Mal is a professionally qualified IFMGA / NZMGA  mountain and ski  guide in the Southern Alps of New Zealand and internationally.  Besides managing his own guiding company he works for Alpine Guides – based in Aoraki Mt Cook in both summer and winter. Mal is an experienced Himalayan Guide and Mountaineer with multiple […]

Aoraki / Mt Cook

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Aoraki – Mt Cook Height : 3756m Average Climbing Time : 17 hours from Plateau Hut Crux : The Summit Rocks  Allow 6 days for variable weather. Summer Guiding NZ / Antarctica and Nepal 2017 – Back in NZ … Briefly!With NZ currently in the grip of a strong disturbed westerly flow its feeling good […]

Ski Touring, Winter

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] BACKCOUNTRY GUIDING Ski Touring Avalanche courses Ski Mountaineering NEW ZEALAND SKI TOURING AND MOUNTAINEERING Vertical Resources run professionally guided backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering & ski touring trips in Wanaka / Queenstown region as well as Mt Cook , Mt Aspiring, Westland National Parks Ski Touring in NZ normally starts around the beginning of […]