The AC team has been operating in Wanaka since 1996. They have summer climbing courses for the beginner mountaineer and guided ascents of peaks in the Southern Alps – Mt Aspiring, Mt Cook, Mt Tasman and guided trekking trips throughout the South Island’s national parks. In winter they operate ice climbing weeks at Wye Creek (behind the Remarkables Ski Area) near Queenstown at their winter camp, and guide backcountry ski touring in the local hills as well as further afield in Westland and Mt Cook National Parks.
The guides are NZMGA / IFMGA qualified, which is the international professional mountain and ski guiding qualification. The courses and treks are all done in small groups and often 1 to 1 climbing trips originate from their base at 20 Brownston Street, just on the edge of Wanaka’s CBD.
The company also operates internationally, with expeditions to climb the Seven Summits, the highest peak on each continent, and high altitude expeditions and treks in the Himalayas. They also specialise in polar travel with annual expeditions to the North and South Pole, and ship / yacht journeys on the Antarctic Peninsula. Adventure film projects are a specialty, from small scale documentaries requiring film safety and locations to large scale productions with a mountain theme.