3 Day Custom Alpine training (Jullion Nelson Parker) September 11, 2020

Mountaineering courses in Arthurs Pass
Mountaineering Course
*** This is a custom training for Jullion Nelson Parker and friends (max 4Pax) as arranged via email ****
Cost per person: $899.00
Programme: You would be looking at the following programme for 3 days:
Day 1
Early morning meet-up, head straight into Craigieburn area for snow walking skills review and introducing some avalanche searching & skills appropriate to the level of the group. Full day
Head back to our accommodation in Arthurs Pass for the night and organise equipment
Day 2
Head up to Temple Basin send gear up in goods lift (walk the track approx 1:15hr)
Collect gear from the lift and take up to lodge, early lunch head up the mountain to begin advanced climbing course content
Content that could be covered over the following 2 days:
  • snow anchors
  • pitching snow gullies/couloirs
  • ridge travel
  • alpine abseiling
  • anchors and runners
It’s possible the instructor will start introducing some of this content on Day 1 if they’re happy with the groups walking and self-rescue skills.

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.



Arthurs Pass Mountaineering courses
Lodge in Arthurs Pass Village

**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, Arthurs Pass
Temple Basin Lodge, Arthurs Pass

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.




Snow caving on Mountaineering course
Snow caving

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.





Free Transport


OENZ truck in Arthurs Pass
OENZ 4×4

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.




Outdoor Education New Zealand Van in Mt Cook
OENZ 12 seater van

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.








“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

*Minimum 2 people needed to run a course

Contact us at
+64 3 329 9076

Other Course Dates

Please contact us for more dates!

Course Timing

8:00am to 4:00pm