2 day Alpine consolidation trip - intermediate September 24, 2022

 

Alpine Consolidation Trips – Intermediate

 

ALPINE CONSOLIDATION TRIP OVERVIEW

On this 2-day alpine consolidation trip, you will have the opportunity to revisit all the skills taught on the 6-day alpine course, by doing this trip you will be given the safety net formed by other participants of similar experience and an experienced guide/instructor to venture outside of where you feel comfortable exploring on your own.

The trip’s aim is for you to gain more experience and confidence to tackle similar trips in your own time.

Delivered by highly skilled and experienced alpine instructors you will have the opportunity to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to decisions around route choice, weather calls etc. The planning of this trip is completed by us prior, however, you get to control how things run once we are on the water.

Time will be given to revisiting any course content and skills learnt on your alpine skills course; however, no new skills will be taught on this trip.

 

PREREQUISITES

A minimum OENZ 6-day Alpine Course or equivalent is required to attend this consolidation course. If you have completed training with another provider or club, please contact us before booking.

 

ALPINE TRIP LOCATION

Arthur Pass National Park

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.

 

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 lodges we use have full kitchens, 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 NEEDED FOR THIS ALPINE TRIP.

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.

A full packing list is available to download at the bottom of this page.

 

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.

 

TRAVELLING 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 FOR ALPINE TRIP

van at Mt Cook National Park
OENZ Van

If you have your own transport, 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 is the early bird booking price, standard rates available on the course calendar.


THIS ALPINE TRIP REVISITS THE FOLLOWING SKILLS.

 

Crevasse rescue

Snow Anchors

    • Assessing snow conditions for anchor type
    • Building a range of anchors
    • Testing anchors
    • Incorporating anchors into the rope system

 

Pitching

  •  Placing rock protection (runners)
  • Building rock anchors
  • Belaying (lead and second)
  • Abseiling
  • Rope management
  • Ridge travel

 

 

 

 

 


Alpine trip Downloads

 

 

Trip outline
Packing list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PHONE: +64 3 329 9076                            EMAIL:[email protected]

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