3 Day Custom Alpine training (Jullion Nelson Parker) September 11, 2020
- snow anchors
- pitching snow gullies/couloirs
- ridge travel
- alpine abseiling
- anchors and runners
Mountaineering Course location
This mountaineering course will be delivered in Craigieburn range and Arthurs Pass National Park from Temple Basin lodge (see map).
Access to the snow
It’s a short walk up to the accommodation and training location at Temple Basin. A goods lift will even carry your gear up to the lodge. Our courses do not require “fly-in” access to reach the snow. Our courses are delivered in the mountains, not stuck in a base lodge waiting for a weather window.
*Fly-in access requires good weather as choppers can’t fly in high winds or poor visibility.
**All your accommodation is included in this mountaineering course**
Arthurs Pass Lodge
The first night will be staying at our Lodge in Arthurs Pass Village. The lodge has bunk beds set up across three bedrooms and can sleep up to 20 people. It has a kitchen stocked with utensils, cookware, fridge, ovens. You’ll also be treated to power, bathroom facilities, hot showers and heating. All you need to bring is your sleeping bag, pillow.
Temple Basin Lodge
On the 2nd day, we walk up to Temple Basin alpine lodge situated high above Arthurs pass village. The lodge is very comfortable with power, flush toilets, a drying room, heaters, bunk rooms, and a large common room and bar.
This is a Semi catered mountaineering course, the team up at Temple Basin lodge will look after the catering. You can expect breakfast, dinner and dessert, all prepared by the onsite chef. A small shop and bar are also available to purchase refreshments and snacks.
Note: Food on day one and breakfast on day two is not provided.
If you’re staying in a hotel
Free transport is available from any Christchurch accommodation if your travelling from out of town to attend one of our courses.
Meeting locations (catch a ride with us)
If you are bringing your car and want a lift, please meet us at one of the following locations:
*Yaldhurst Mcdonalds 4:00 pm (see on google maps)
*Darfield Bakery 4:30 pm (see on google maps)
*Castle Hill Village 5:00 pm (see on google maps)
Our preferred meeting location is Darfield Bakery.
TRAVELLING FROM OUT OF TOWN?
We recommend that you arrive in Christchurch the day before your course. We have a few hotel & hostel suggestions on our FAQ’s page. Please avoid booking accommodation north or east of the city centre. At the end of the course, we are more than happy to drop you back at your accommodation or directly to the airport. The earliest time we can have you back at the airport is 6 pm.
Gear & equipment
You don’t need your own climbing or mountaineering gear for this course. We have all the specialist gear & equipment available for you to borrow. If you have your own gear, we encourage you to bring it along as it’s better to train with the gear that you will be using in the mountains. A full gear list is available to download at the bottom of this page.
SEE WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
“Thanks for such a phenomenal week, honestly was a lifetime experience, learned heaps, gained enough confidence to go into the mountains and give stuff a go! Can’t thank you enough.” -Joel Balmer, Christchurch, NZ