Mountaineering in New Zealand - 5 days - Intermediate
5-day ascent of Mount Aspiring for experienced climbers
From spectacular beaches to towering mountains and everything in between, New Zealand offers many diverse landscapes within a small scale, that means that you can see a lot in a short space of time.
English and Maori
Best time to visit
November through April
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How to get there
Fly to Wanaka then drive
In the winter temperatures during the day average around 10°C. In summer the average day time temperature sits at around 24°C. However these temperatures are significantly lower higher in the mountains. Mount Aspiring has snow cover for most of the year
The main routes to the top are the north west route and the south west route. The south west route is more technical but neither route is easy. You do not need to have a lot of mountaineering experience however to take on this climb. The trek to the summit normally begins with a helicopter trip to basecamp. The different routes take anywhere from 10-15 hours so a climb is normally broken up and done as part of a 5 day expedition.
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