a day of professional training was well worth it...

Sam Ruddenklau, New Zealand

"Llewellyn was awesome! I feel like I could now head out climbing as part of a group and have a solid skill base to build from. I enjoyed the variety of climbs that Llewellyn showed me and (finally) making it to the top of the last 2 routes we did. It was great to learn the correct skills the correct way, rather than an interpretation of how to do things. I feel confident in what I have learnt and would say to others that the small investment for a day (at least) of professional training was well worth it.  A very professional and friendly crew."

More Information

Each course can be customised to your requirements. Here are few popular ideas:

Mt Aspiring Training Weekend (1:2, 2 days, POA)
For anyone preparing for a self-led or guided ascent of Mt Aspiring via the NW Ridge from late December to April or other similar alpine objectives. This classic ascent is long, with sustained moderate scrambling and some short steep & tricky sections. This training weekend develops technical and alpine movement skills in the stunning Remarkables mountains near Queenstown. This is complemented by rock climbing & training on local Wanaka crags if the weather is not condusive to heading up into the mountains. Two days focused on technical training will complement the fitness and endurance training you are able to do on a regular basis from home.  

Glacier travel and rescue - all year (during winter using ski field for snow practice)
For summer mountaineering and winter ski or snowboard touring on the high glaciers. Revise your knots and tie-in methods and choose the most appropriate technique in a variety of scenarios. Practice crevasse and self-rescue scenarios and learn problem solving tips and tricks. Discuss mountain trip planning and preparation.

Multi-pitch and Rock Rescue
Transition from single to multi-pitch rock or practice trad climbing skills. Learn techniques for problem-avoidance and problem-solving on single and multi-pitch rock climbs, including emergency rescue of injured parties.

Trip Planning & Navigation
Techniques for researching and planning suitable objectives. Deciding route finding and equipment considerations. Navigational tools and strategies including map and compass work and use of GPS.

Available Dates

Available anytime subject to guide availability and conditions - enquire directly.

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Price Details

Guide: Client Ratio Price per person
1 day course  
1:1-4 POA
3 day course  
1:1-4 POA
What's Included
  • NZMGA/ IFMGA or NZOIA qualified guide/instructor
  • permit fees
  • lunch each day 
  • climbing equipment (except for rock shoe rental) 
Not included :
  • ground transport - if you don't have your own car, we can arrange (additional cost may apply)
  • accommodation (wide range avail from NZ$30 per night), 
  • breakfast and dinner.


Frequently Asked Questions About This Trip

Itinerary / Trip Options (multi)

1-3 Days

Each course can be customised to your requirements.  Get in touch for a customised itinerary for 1-3 days.


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