Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
We will meet in Wanaka or Queenstown and check our gear. Then, we will drive to Milford Sound (4-5 hours) and will enjoy an afternoon walk or climb. We will overnight at Homer Hut.
In the morning, we will fly into Ngapunatoru Plateau. We will acclimatize, consolidate skills or ascend a practice peak. We could alternatively move camp closer to the NW Ridge.
We will traverse off the plateau and around to the base of the NW ridge. We will set camp and spend the night in tents.
We will start early (3-4am) and climb up the ridge to the summit. At the end of the day, we will descend back to the tent camp.
If we had bad weather on the previous days, we can use it to complete the climb of Mt Tutoko. Alternatively, we could practice rock climbing.
We will fly out from Ngapunatoru Plateau and head back to Wanaka/Queenstown via Te Anau.
Wanaka or Queenstown, New Zealand.
At Homer Hut and at a camping site.
We guide Mt Tutoko on a 1:1 client: guide ratio due to its technical nature.
The nature of the New Zealand mountains dictates that we utilize helicopters or ski-planes when accessing the backcountry. This saves days of heavy load-carrying and allows us to concentrate on the climbing objective whilst making the best use of fine weather days.
We are a group of 46 certified mountain guides, guiding during the winter and summer, in New Zealand but also all around the world. Our organisation is affiliated to the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA), New
Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) and a corporate member of the American Alpine Club (AAC).
We perform to IFMGA/UIAGM standards and are world leaders in high altitude guiding.
We organise large expeditions, trekking and skiing trips. We also have a climbing school.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to have more information and details about our mountain guides organisation and the guiding trip we do.
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