Training to succeed with Base Camp Training

    Chase Tucker from Base Camp Training in Brisbane gives us a brief rundown on on how to set your mind and body up for success in the mountains.

    Chase Tucker


    Blue skies for days!

    This December we were blessed with a seemingly endless weather window, which meant for amazing conditions on Mt Cook and no less than 11 successful summits for our lucky clients and guides! 


    Wild Walks Progression

    A common query is how our Wild Walks compare in terms of difficulty. It is not completely clear cut but this chart gives an indication on how they compare.  

    Tim Steward - Chief Guide


    Clothing Layering Strategies

    The benefits with layering clothing in the outdoors is well known. The traditional approach of the 3 layers (base, mid and outer) assume that conditions and level of activity will remain relatively constant during the course of the day. With alpine climbing,  ...

    Tim Steward - Chief Guide IFMGA


    Hiking in Avalanche Terrain

    Hiking in the winter months is becoming increasingly popular in New Zealand.  No crowds (no one at all usually!) and stunning snow covered peaks can make for fantastic hiking.  Hit the weather right and you can have a wilderness experience like no other...

    Whit Thurlow, Chief Guide


    Michael Hoare, Wild Walks guide

    From Australia’s Larapinta trail to NZ’s Gillespie-Rabbit Passes...


    How to pack for your tramp – the art of shoving and stripping!

    Nothing screams ‘beginner’ more than a lopsided, unbalanced pack with stuff hanging on the outside. Not only does it look very unkempt it also isn’t doing you any favors in winning the comfortable pack award.  So... ‘just where do I...

    Frankie, Wild Walks Guide


    Are traditional maps and GPS obsolete?

    Your phone works as a GPS? There are lots of GPS apps that work on your smart phone and if you spend heaps of time in the back country you are a mug not to get onboard the phone revolution.  For a small amount of money you can not only have a great GPS but...

    Whitney Thurlow
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