Up to 8 hours
Up to 6 hours
No experience required
13 years (An adult must accompany young people 13-16 years)
Check In 10 mins. before
$799 per adult
$799 per child (13-16)
Valid until 30 September 2022.
Feeling adventurous? Come ice climbing in New Zealand’s big alpine environment!
A thrilling scenic helicopter flight takes you up the Tasman Valley to the best ice climbing location. Take in awe-inspiring views of the home of New Zealand’s big alpine scenery, watch for the Haupapa/Tasman glacier lake and marvel at the spectacular Hochstetter Icefall.
Our expert guides will quickly teach you how to master basic crampon and ice axe techniques. Using ice tools and the front points of your crampons, you climb vertical and at times, overhanging ice walls and pinnacles, or maybe you’ll climb into a crevasse; you are always safely secured by a top rope attached to your harness.
On this trip you receive personalized ice climbing instruction. Our ice-climbing guides receive special training to ensure they teach skills in the correct order so you advance quickly. Come on an adventure you will never forget!
Any Essential Medication
3 – 4 layers of warm upper body clothing
Sunglasses and sun protection
Lunch, snacks and a drink
Jeans are not recommended
Specialised climbing boots
All technical & safety equipment
Gloves & woolen socks
A great day on the ice!
We recommend you book in advance so you don’t miss out on this amazing experience. You can easily book with us online, or contact us via phone or email.
We suggest booking for your first day in Mt. Cook, as our experiences are weather dependent.
Check-in time is 10 minutes before departure.
Absolutely no experience is needed for any of our trips. Our guides will provide specialist equipment and professional instruction to quickly have you exploring the glacier with confidence.
Can you climb a ladder without difficulty? You can learn to climb ice!
For this trip, you need to bring any essential medication, 3-4 layers of warm upper body clothing, warm trousers, sunglasses and sun protection, lunch along with a drink and snacks, a warm hat and a camera. No drones are allowed and jeans are not recommended.
On this trip, we provide specialised climbing boots, all technical & safety equipment, a waterproof jacket and overtrousers, gloves, woolen socks, an alpine backpack, and a climbing helmet.
Aoraki/Mt Cook Village is located on the eastern side of the Southern Alps/Ka Tiritiri O te Moana in the McKenzie Country Region. It is home to most of New Zealand’s big mountains over 3,000m including the tallest, Aoraki/Mt Cook at 3724m.
Weather in this alpine environments is subject to rapid change and temperatures can vary accordingly.
Weather and cloud levels can change within a matter of minutes. This is why our weather checks are not made until 10 minutes before your departure time.
No. Please leave your drone behind. It is illegal to fly a drone in Mt. Cook as it is within a National Park.
If you fly a drone, it will be confiscated and you will be fined $5,000. For rules on flying drones in New Zealand, please reference www.airshare.co.nz.
If for some reason you need to cancel your trip, then let us know as soon as possible. Most of our trips are fully refundable provided we receive your cancellation request twenty-four (24) hours prior to the reporting time. Please see the Terms and Conditions section on this website for more details.
All visitors to Mt. Cook Glacier Guiding MUST:
In the event New Zealand goes into Alert Level 3 or 4, you will receive a 100% refund.