Mitre Peak 5-day ascent, New Zealand


Get to climb Mitre Peak (1692 m) alongside one of our IFMGA certified mountain guides, on this 5-day exciting ascent on the shore of the beautiful Milford Sound fiord.

5 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr




If you ask about iconic peaks to climb in New Zealand, Mitre Peak (1692 m) will probably be one of the firsts to be mentioned. This pointy mountain is difficult to climb but it is worth your effort, because of its unbelievable scenery on the very shore of the Milford Sound fiord.

That is why I designed the ideal program for you, if you have some climbing experience and you are in good physical condition. It will take us 5 days to complete it, starting at our meeting point in Wanaka.

You will have it all: climbing several routes on the Shotwell slabs or making an ascent on the rock step of Talbot’s Ladder, on Mt McPherson. Kayaking Milford Sound across the Sinbad beach or catching a short helicopter flight before embarking on our true adventure: climbing Mitre Peak through scrambling and while enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the area.

If you are up for an unforgettable journey, I am waiting for your request. Sign up now, and get to climb an iconic spot in New Zealand: Mitre Peak.

But New Zealand has a lot more to offer! Check out this 6-day ascent to Mount Tutoko, the highest peak of the Darran Mountains.


Day 1: Meeting and drive

You will meet me at the AC office in Wanaka. We will pack our gear and drive to Homer tunnel. We will overnight at Homer hut.

Day 2: Shotwell slabs or Talbot's Ladder

We will have the chance to climb multi pitch routes on the Shotwell slabs or make an ascent of Talbot’s Ladder on Mt McPherson. Then, we will return to Homer hut.

Day 3: Drive, kayaking or helicopter flight, climbing and camping

After a 20-minute drive to Milford Sound, we will be able to kayak, if conditions are good. Otherwise, we can catch a quick helicopter flight. Then, we will climb up to our camp site.

Day 4: Summit day

We will start early, scrambling our way up to the summit of Mitre Peak, and will return to camp.

Day 5: Return

We will paddle or fly back to Milford, and drive back to Wanaka.




Homer Hut and camping site

More info

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 only guide Mitre Peak on a 1:1 client to guide ratio for all routes due to the demands of the terrain, and to ensure the highest standards of safety.

Meeting point

Wanaka, New Zealand


About the guide

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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Prices per person

Group of 1

NZD 6495 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price also includes the Department of Conservation concession fees (37125-GUI), 15% New Zealand Goods and Services Tax, and aircraft access and egress.


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