Summit: 3033m (10,827ft)
Aspiring Guides has more experience climbing Mount Aspiring than any other mountain guide company in the world. Whichever route you do, this is a beautiful mountain and is a highlight of many people's climbing trip in New Zealand.
Mount Aspiring is a classic horned peak often called the "Matterhorn of the South". Its beauty and technical climbing make it one of New Zealand's premier mountain peaks.
Climbing Mount Aspiring is a significant undertaking and not to be underestimated. It is however achievable without much prior mountaineering experience with suitable physical preparation. For those with minimal mountaineering experieince, we recommend a Sharpen Up - Mt Aspiring Training Weekend prior to a guided ascent. In the interest of safety and quality we only guide Mount Aspiring as an ascent with one client and one mountain guide unless as part of a longer mountaineering instruction course.
After the climb the walk from Colin Todd Hut out to the road end is a very big, technical descent (1400m) that many people find as challenging as the climb itself.
For photos of an ascent of Mt Aspiring in April 2017 : click here