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“Not recommended on rainy and poor visibility days: The ascent then presents dangers.”
Alpinism & Ski is a mountain and ski guiding boutique enterprise based in Wanaka, New Zealand, offering mountaineering ascents and climbing courses, ski touring and back country snow boarding adventures as well as trekking trips from soft...more
A long and tedious uphill drive leads from the main road to the CADRONA ski slopes.
It winds its way up the mountain like any european or north american ski access road. But this road has protective strong wire & pole or metal guard planking...More
We stayed at the lodge for a few days and had the most wonderful stay. Iris and Gary are awesome hosts and are full of advice for things to do around Wanaka.
Gary often visits Switzerland to work as a mountain guide, we are looking...More
Stayed at this lodge for 4 nights, ideal for a short stay, owners live in the house, next to the lodge, it is self contained, with double bed, fridge,cooker,microwave,telly, bathroom with shower, towels, heating etc, chairs & table to sit outside. Owners were very welcoming...More
I skied here July 2015. We stayed in Wanaka. I loved the ski area its probably mostly intermediate level although there are some great areas for beginners. We took the shuttle bus (Yello! excellent service and on time) each day from Wanaka which got us...More
I've done about 16 trips with Gary (and sometimes Iris as well) over the years ranging from major mountaineering to ski touring to tramping. I cannot recommend Alpinism and Ski too highly. Not for nothing is Gary president of the NZ Mountain Guides Assn, an...More
I had a fantastic trek to the Rob Roy Glacier with Iris on a weather perfect day. Passing through the native beech tree forest, which Iris, with her comprehensive knowledge of the native flora and its uses, made for a fascinating journey. Having two left...More
Our trip was an easy hike to the view the Rob Roy Glacier, even for the more mature like ourselves! The experience took 5 hours which included a lunch stop at the top (we brought our own food). Our host, Iris, has exceptional knowledge and...More