2-Day Alpine Consolidation trip - Beginner August 20, 2022

2-day alpine consolidation trip

People on top of a mountain on an alpine consolidation trip
Alpine consolidation trip

Alpine Consolidation Trip Overview

 

On this 2-day alpine consolidation trip, you will have the opportunity to revisit some of the key skills taught on the 2-day & 4-day alpine courses. Completing a consolidation trip with one of our experienced alpine guides is the perfect way to gain confidence and meet other like-minded people.

The aim of this trip is for you to gain more experience and confidence with your alpine skills. After this trip, we hope that you will feel comfortable tackling similar trips in your own time.

 

Please note we will allow time to revisit some skills but, this is a consolidation trip and not a training course.  We will not be teaching any advanced alpine skills on this trip.

 

Prerequisites

 

*A minimum OENZ 2-day alpine course or equivalent is required to attend this consolidation trip. If you have completed training with another provider or club, please contact us before booking.

 

Consolidation Trip Location

group of people on aummit of mountain on an alpine consolidation trip
Summit of Mt Wall

 

For this trip, we will be making the most of what Craigieburn’s and Arthurs Pass National Park has to offer. Starting at Broken River or Mt Cheeseman Ski Field on day one to revisit some essential skills.  Overnight accommodation in Arthurs Pass Village in a lodge. With an attempt at a summit or alpine journey on day two.

The group will decide the objective for day two with the support and guidance of your instructor/s. On previous trips, we have attempted to summit the following grade 1 peaks:

  • Castle Hill Peak, Torlease Range
  • Mt Cheeseman 2031m, Craigieburn Range
  • Mt Wall 1874m, Craigieburn Range
  • Avalanche Peak 1833 m, Arthurs Pass
  • Mt Blimit 1921m, Arthurs Pass

 

Grade 1 peaks are also known as walking peaks. This means that the trip normally can be completed using crampons and a walking axe.  A rope is generally not required for this type of trip.  If you have completed a 2 or 4-day alpine course with us, you can expect the terrain to be similar to what you experienced on your course.

 

Please note: Weather and local snow conditions in the New Zealand Mountains often impact choosing an objective. It may not be possible to attempt a summit on day 2. A 50% success rate of achieving a summit in New Zealand is considered very good. If the local conditions are not favourable on your trip, your  instructor/s will come up with an alternative plan to ensure you get the most out of your trip.

 

Accommodation

Lodge in Arthurs Pass

 

We will be staying in Arthurs Pass Village for this trip in a lodge. The lodge has a full kitchen, hot showers, and bunkrooms with mattresses.

Food

 

This is a self-catered course. Please pack all your meals and snacks for the duration of the course. Dinner can be purchased in Arthurs Pass either at the Wobbly Kea or the Bealey Hotel.

 

 

Gear & Equipment

 

Just bring everything that you would normally take on a day trip plus overnight equipment. We will send out a detailed gear list before the course.

If you’re not sure, you have everything you need for the course, no need to stress. We have all the gear and equipment available for you to borrow. Just add a note to your booking or give us a call to organize your gear in advance.

 

 

Transport

Mountain cours arthurs pass
OENZ 4×4

 

Free transport is available from any Christchurch accommodation if you’re traveling from out of town to attend one of our alpine training courses.

 

Traveling from out of town?

 

Free transport is available from any Christchurch accommodation if you’re traveling from out of town to attend one of our alpine training courses.

 

 

 

Meeting Locations

van at Mt Cook National Park
OENZ Van

 

If you have your own transport, please

please meet us at one of the following locations.

  • Darfield Bakery

        (see on google maps)

  • Castle Hill Village

        (see on google maps)

  • Yaldhurst Mcdonalds 7:00 am

        (see on google maps)

 

 

 

 

 


 

This Alpine Trip revisits the following skills.

 

Crampon practice
  • Holding an ice axe
  • Kicking Steps/forming steps with boots
  • Primary anchor/self-belay (stopping a slide before it starts)
  • Step cutting
  • Walking in crampons
  • Flat foot technique
  • Front pointing
  • Mixed technique
  • Self-arresting (stopping yourself when sliding using your ice axe)
  • How to plan an alpine trip. Guidebooks and maps.

 

 

 


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