Locals Mountaineering Courses


a day of professional training was well worth it...

Sam Ruddenklau, New Zealand

"Llewellyn was awesome! I feel like I could now head out climbing as part of a group and have a solid skill base to build from. I enjoyed the variety of climbs that Llewellyn showed me and (finally) making it to the top of the last 2 routes we did. It was great to learn the correct skills the correct way, rather than an interpretation of how to do things. I feel confident in what I have learnt and would say to others that the small investment for a day (at least) of professional training was well worth it.  A very professional and friendly crew."

More Information

Intro Course

Day 1:  Head to local Wanaka crags and cover fundamental rock climbing skills and ropework for mountaineering, including belaying, pitching and abseiling.

Days 2 and 3:  Head to the Remarkables. If the conditions allow, camp or bivi near Lake Alta.  Two days introducing mountaineering skills including cramponing and use of ice axe, scrambling and pitched climbing. Attempt the summit of Single Cone with breathtaking views down over Queenstown and the Wakatipu Basin. Further topics that will be introduced include trip planning, equipment selection, camp management and navigation. 

Sharpen-Up (Advanced)

Day 1: Head to local Wanaka crags and refresh rock and ropes skills, including multi-pitch techniques for ascent and descent, rock protection and anchors, roping up for glacier travel and crevasse rescue and other vertical rescue techniques.

Days 2 and 3:  Head to the Remarkables. If the conditions allow camp or bivi near Lake Alta.  Two days continuing to develop techniques for moving safely and efficiently on rock and mixed alpine terrain, including pitching strategies, ridge travel and moving together and simul-climbing on the wide variety of terrain available in the Remarkables. Further topics include trip planning, equipment selection, ascent strategies, camp management and navigation.  

Available Dates

26-28 Oct - Labour Weekend  4 places available    



Price Details

Guide: Client Ratio Price per person
Intro or Advanced  
1:1 NZ $2,600
1:2 NZ $1,350
1:3 NZ $1,050
1:4 NZ $850
What's Included
  • NZMGA/ IFMGA qualified guide/instructor
  • permit fees
  • Technical manual
  • Ground transport
  • 2 days at Remarks 
  • 1 day at Wanaka Crags
  • climbing equipment (except for rock shoe rental) 
Not included :
  • accommodation 
  • food


Frequently Asked Questions About This Trip

Itinerary / Trip Options (multi)

3 days

Intro and Advanced Course itineraries detailed above - let us know if you have any questions!

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