The Aspiring Guides Month Long Intensive Program is designed from the experience of many years of hiking, mountaineering and alpine climbing in New Zealand. It covers the most important outdoor leadership and technical skills required to travel safely and confidently in the mountains. These skills are introduced in a progression from basic rock climbing and hiking techniques to intermediate and advanced techniques for mountaineering and alpine climbing.
The program is almost entirely a hands-on technical mountain skills course with the majority of time spent outdoors. This is the only mountaineering program of it's type in New Zealand. With this experience our students can progress to their own mountaineering and climbing objectives, and it can be the first step to a career in adventure tourism or getting further professional qualifications in the outdoors.
Students will come from diverse backgrounds and have different reasons for undertaking a program such as this. Exposure to the opportunities of recreating or working in the mountains will be a life changing experience and provide a sense of accomplishment from the knowledge and confidence that they will come away with.