Becoming Men

Alpine ⋅ Heli ⋅ Hike ⋅ Pack Camp ⋅ Skills

4 Nights

$3,250pp (based on 4 pax)

For fathers and sons to commemorate that all important canyon crossing from boyhood to manhood on an intrepid high alpine expedition complete with a summit attempt. The adventure will inform confidence building and a valuable sense of independence.

For fathers and sons to commemorate that all important canyon crossing from boyhood to manhood on an intrepid high alpine expedition complete with a summit attempt. The adventure will inform confidence building and a valuable sense of independence.


AVAILABLE DATES 2023

AVAILABLE DATES 2023

23rd September to 8th October 2023
23rd September to 8th October 2023

ITINERARY

ITINERARY

Day One  

Arrive at Queenstown Airport where you will be met by your expert guide and transferred to The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp in one of our Land Rover Defenders for check-in, expedition briefings and dinner in our popular licensed wood fired restaurant ‘Base Camp Food Over Fire’ ahead of a night in one of our cosy mountaineer’s huts.

 

Day Two

Up early, breakfast, gear check and your provisions will be added to your packs. You will be transferred to the nearby heli port with your mountain guide. From here you will be flown into the alpine zone where your off track mountain expedition will begin. There will be a meaningful focus on skills development along the way. Navigation, route planning, correct use of technical equipment among many other key skills — all designed to build confidence and strengthen the bond between father and son. You will be pack camping tonight.

The start point for this hike is about an hour’s four wheel drive from our place. Your hike will be around  3 hours. Its a bit of an ‘uphill’ hike, well worth the ascent and with a low to moderate fitness requirement. Your guide will keep the pace right for your group. We know you will really enjoy every minute of it. This is beautiful and this spectacular alpine landscape is scattered with many wonderful waterfalls.

 
Day Three

Break camp, breakfast and a summit attempt. Your guide will have a good expert handle on an appropriate summit and the route that will best suit your troupe. You will all be involved in the planning. An extremely momentous day. You will pack camp again tonight.

 
Day Four

Break camp, breakfast and the boys will plan and lead your hike descending from the high alpine zone, through the Beech Forest and mossy forests to a river system where you will be met by one of our Land Rover Defender 4x4s and transferred back to Base Camp. Sauna, showers, freshen up and debrief with your guide ahead of a pretty special dinner at Base Camp Food Over Fire. Tonight you will all sleep well in your mountaineer’s hut.

 
Day Five

Breakfast and check out. You will be transferred to Queenstown Airport to meet your return flight.
Pre arrival you will receive gear and pack lists and there will be at least one face to face Google Meet call with the head of our alpine operations. All technical equipment will be provided.

Day One 

Arrive at Queenstown Airport where you will be met by your expert guide and transferred to The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp in one of our Land Rover Defenders for check-in, expedition briefings and dinner in our popular licensed wood fired restaurant ‘Base Camp Food Over Fire’ ahead of a night in one of our cosy mountaineer’s huts. 

Day Two

Up early, breakfast, gear check and your provisions will be added to your packs. You will be transferred to the nearby heli port with your mountain guide. From here you will be flown into the alpine zone where your off track mountain expedition will begin. There will be a meaningful focus on skills development along the way. Navigation, route planning, correct use of technical equipment among many other key skills — all designed to build confidence and strengthen the bond between father and son. You will be pack camping tonight.

The start point for this hike is about an hour’s four wheel drive from our place. Your hike will be around  3 hours. Its a bit of an ‘uphill’ hike, well worth the ascent and with a low to moderate fitness requirement. Your guide will keep the pace right for your group. We know you will really enjoy every minute of it. This is beautiful and this spectacular alpine landscape is scattered with many wonderful waterfalls.

Day Three

Break camp, breakfast and a summit attempt. Your guide will have a good expert handle on an appropriate summit and the route that will best suit your troupe. You will all be involved in the planning. An extremely momentous day. You will pack camp again tonight.

Day Four

Break camp, breakfast and the boys will plan and lead your hike descending from the high alpine zone, through the Beech Forest and mossy forests to a river system where you will be met by one of our Land Rover Defender 4x4s and transferred back to Base Camp. Sauna, showers, freshen up and debrief with your guide ahead of a pretty special dinner at Base Camp Food Over Fire. Tonight you will all sleep well in your mountaineer’s hut.

Day Five

Breakfast and check out. You will be transferred to Queenstown Airport to meet your return flight.
Pre arrival you will receive gear and pack lists and there will be at least one face to face Google Meet call with the head of our alpine operations. All technical equipment will be provided.

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