Heli ⋅ Mountaineering
$2,900pp (based on 4 pax)
We’ll tailor a summit attempt to your experience and ability, with options available for all levels of climbers, from beginners to advanced. Prior to your arrival at Base Camp, we’ll connect via Zoom to ensure a well-planned adventure awaits you.
Arrive at The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp and get settled in. You’ll meet your guide who will brief you in and check your gear. We have a licensed wood-fired restaurant ‘Base Camp Food Over Fire’, sauna, cosy mountaineer’s huts — everything you might need for a good night’s sleep ahead of tomorrow’s adventure.
Enjoy breakfast at Base Camp, then meet your guide to be transferred to the heli pad for a scenic transfer to your first camp, which will be your base for the summit attempt. You’ll be in your guide’s expert hands from this point on, and how this day goes will differ based on your ability, you might summit on this day or you might be learning some new technical skills ahead of tomorrow’s summit attempt.
Today you’ll either have a summit attempt or be lining up for your second summit on another peak. After a day of climbing, you’ll be heli lifted back to Glenorchy to be transferred to Base Camp for Drinks and Dinner at our popular licensed restaurant.
Take your time checking out in the morning, transfers to Queenstown Airport are available if required.
⋅ All accommodation at Base Camp
⋅ Dinners at Base Camp Food Over Fire
⋅ All food in the field
⋅ Helicopter flights
⋅ 4X4 heliport transfers
⋅ All technical equipment hire
You will need to be in good shape. We recommend at least 6 weeks of regular walks carrying a 10-15kg backpack. If your hiking boots are new, breaking them in during this training period is recommended to save discomfort in the field.
Of course there are risks associated with spending time in wild nature, especially off-track where we primarily operate.
Without trails, you will often find yourself on uneven ground, and will be carrying your own equipment which increases the liklihood of slips, trips and falls. Accidents such as this are much less likely to happen with sufficient preparations, for example, building fitness ahead of your trip, and ensuring the gear you bring is suited to the terrain. — If you need help packing, you can find our packlist here.
There are also regional risks associated with hiking in and around our National Parks. Risks like landslides, avalanches and rockfalls. For more information on risks such as these, you can visit the Mountain Safety Council resource page here.
Your safety is our priority and if you have any questions or concerns about the risks involved, ‘book a call’ to speak with our Glenorchy-based head of mountain operations, a qualified career expert in mountain safety who will welcome all queries.