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Aoraki Mount Cook Guided Trek

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 2 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): New Zealand  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: December - April
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 680 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 740 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

This alpine adventure is suitable for fit hikers and backpackers, able to climb 850 m over rugged, untracked terrain in up to 6 hours. You need to be sure-footed, have good balance and have previous hiking, tramping or bushwalking experience. Crampons and ice-axe are not required.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: 8:00 am gear check at our office, 30 Murray Place, Lake Tekapo. Travel to Mount Cook (about 1 hour), and the end of the Tasman Glacier. Hike up the old Ball Hut Road, parallel to the glacier. From Ball Shelter, climb 850 m up the Ball Ridge to Caroline Hut at 1800 m/6000 ft, perched right opposite the awe-inspiring Caroline Face of Mount Cook.

The panorama includes Aoraki Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, all the mountains adjoining the Tasman Glacier, and Lake Pukaki. As the hut is fully stocked we only need to carry some fresh items of food (e.g. bread, fruit, vegetables, meat) and our personal clothing and equipment, 4-6 hours trekking.

Day 2: Option to climb Fergun's Knob on the ridge above Caroline Hut before returning via the Ball Ridge and Tasman Valley, finishing at 5-6:00 pm back in Tekapo.

Group size: 2-4 participants per guide, up to 8 with 2 guides.
Individual bookings welcome. If you end up being the only person on a trip you will have the option of changing to another date or a full refund.

Equipment: Alpine Recreation provides boots, ski poles and helmets. A detailed equipment list will be sent at time of booking. Outdoor clothing and packs can also be provided at no extra cost if necessary.

Accommodation pre-/post- tour: As our equipment check takes place at 8am on the morning of departure, you need to book accommodation in Tekapo the night before. After the tour, it is recommended to overnight in Tekapo again, or in Mount Cook. Accommodation options in Tekapo.

Insurance: In case of accident New Zealand's Accident Compensation scheme (ACC) will cover the majority of costs (about 80%) involved with evacuation and injury treatment, even for visitors to New Zealand. However you still need ordinary travel insurance to cover such things as your cancellation if an injury prevents you taking part on the trip, or a close relative suddenly becomes ill; and medical insurance in case you become ill. More information re Accident Compensation. The New Zealand Alpine Club provides a good mountaineering specific travel insurance.

How green are we? Alpine Recreation reduces its carbon footprint and environmental impact through such things as:
- restricting group size
- using fuel efficient vehicles
- minimising use of vehicles and aircraft
- recycling, re-using, composting, avoiding "consumerism"
- minimal impact huts
- bulk buying of food supplies
- promoting conservation of native flora and fauna
- supporting community efforts to encourage appreciation of the natural environment.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Price per person in NZ$ (valid until 30 April, 2012)
Prices:
- 2 pax: 740 NZ$
- 3 pax (book a minimum of 3 persons to qualify): 710 NZ$
- 4-8 pax (book a minimum of 4 persons to qualify): 680 NZ$.

About This Supplier
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Location: New Zealand
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2005
Client Request Served: 3

Our trekking, climbing and ski touring company was founded in 1981 by Directors Anne and Gottlieb Braun-Elwert. In 1991 and 1994, M06144 was a finalist in the New Zealand Tourism Awards. After 30 years of operation M06144 continues to stay at the forefront of mountain guiding in New Zealand. We are privileged to...

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