by Mountain Bandit » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:04 pm
by Haliku » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:59 pm
by radson » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:38 pm
by Mountain Bandit » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:59 am
by Damien Gildea » Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:20 am
by Roger » Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:41 am
by radson » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:34 am
by Haliku » Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:52 pm
Mountain Bandit wrote:I have never used crampons or ropes in ice before so certainly need some experience in those fields.
by dadndave » Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:23 am
by m_dquist » Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:12 am
by radson » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:26 am
You may find the Technical Mountaineering Course run by alpine guides in NZ a really useful introduction and a great foundation for your future mountaineering aspirations.
by dadndave » Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:45 am
m_dquist wrote:New Zealand is a great place to learn to climb, as long as you are patient with the weather. It's where I first started when I lived there in 2003. Obviously you won't jump on Mt. Cook right away, but there are plenty of smaller, less technical peaks there. If you can jump on a plane relatively last minute you can get there and climb something in just a few days if you know you have a weather window. Flying to South America would be much more of a mission and access to supplies, the peaks themselves, and the need for acclimatization all take time. The Southern Alps rock, I wish I lived as close to them as you do.
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