Mount Cook Aoraki Ascent

As for the Mt Cook trip, it was absolutely brilliant. Thoroughly enjoyed it and the 10 day course taught me a lot! I'm already thinking of what I would like to climb next.... Possibly something in the Himalayas. Just need to keep up the fitness (and save up a lot of money!!).

Alex M. | Wakefield, UK

Ball Pass Summit Trek

This exciting adventure offers a three day alpine trek, exploring the Tasman Valley up to Ball Pass. With ten peaks over 3000m, the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park offers stunning alpine scenery and is New Zealand's premier climbing region. Most of the peaks are accessible only to experienced mountaineers however alpine trekkers can also enjoy the forays up-close to Mount Cook, in the company of experienced mountain guides, along the Ball Pass Crossing. The trail follows the Ball Ridge high above the Tasman Glacier and opposite New Zealand's highest icefall - the mighty Caroline Face of Mount Cook. You will spend two nights at the private Caroline Hut at 1830m, using the middle of the day to climb Kaitiaki Peak (2222m) and explore the Ball Glacier. During your time in the National Park you will encounter rich alpine flora and unique birdlife, but it's the uninterrupted views of New Zealand's highest peaks that will truly take your breath away.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join at Tekapo, drive to Mount Cook and the Tasman Glacier terminus, begin 850m ascent to the Caroline Hut
DAY 2 Basic mountaineering instruction and a short climb on Kaitiaki Peak (2222m)
DAY 3 Return to Mount Cook Village via the Tasman Valley, with views of the Tasman Glacier. Trip concludes at Tekapo.

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Trip Code: BPT
Trip Grading: Challenging
Duration:  3 days
Activities:  Trekking Mountaineering
Next Trip:  Various dates, talk to us about your preferred departure date
price: £830.00 GBP

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