Scramble More Than Amble

4×4 ⋅ Hike ⋅ Pack Camp

2 Nights

From $1,690pp (based on 5 pax)

Explore a little known, remote river valley and a magical mossy forest before a fantastic scramble up into the alpine zone to find another world teeming with glaciers and snow capped mountains. All well and truly off the beaten (tourist) track.

ITINERARY

Day One:

Check in to The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp before 8.30 am. Meet your guide for a gear check before you head off in our Land Rover Defenders for an epic 4×4 transfer to your starting point of your tramp. You’ll hike through stunning diverse terrain up into the alpine zone where you will set up camp for the night.


Day Two:

Up early, break camp and return to the Land Rover Defenders via a different route along a ridgeline descending through the Beech forest. Then 4×4 back to The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp for showers, sauna, debrief, bar, dinner at Base Camp Food Over Fire before you retire to your cosy mountaineer’s hut.


Day Three:

Breakfast and take your time checking out in the morning, transfers to Queenstown Airport are available if required.

Includes

⋅ 1 night accommodation at Base Camp
⋅ Dinner at Base Camp Food Over Fire
⋅ All food in the field
⋅ 4X4 track transfers
⋅ Hire equipment available

FITNESS

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.

RISKS

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.

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