Heli Climbing


Tasman Glacier Heli Hiking and Alpine Trekking Trips

Join us on a beautiful one day expedition to this remarkable destination. Fly with your guide to the famous Tasman Glacier by either helicopter or the famous Mount Cook Ski Planes. At over 7000ft or 2200 metres, enjoy spectacular views of the east faces of Aoraki Mount Cook and the vast expanse of glacial terrain this national park has to offer.



From here we'll teach you some basic skills, then head off on an adventure trekking down the easy gradient of the Tasman Glacier. Along the way we'll visit ice caves and view some very big crevasses and view thundering ice-falls. We'll be trekking close to spectacular ice-falls. It is stunning scenery and an unforgettable day out. Lunch is included. Bring your camera!!!!!

At the end of the day it's another spectacular scenic flight back to Mount Cook airport and then we return to The Old Mountaineers' for some well-earned refreshments.

Cost - from $690 per person (minimum numbers required) Cost includes 2 scenic aircraft flights, snow shoes or crampons, overboots and safety equipment. You'll need to bring your warm clothing and wind proof gear. Bring some energy snack food too.

Tasman Glacier Guided Walks and Heli Hike see our Tasman Glacier Guided Walks link


Trips from $495pp

The Grand Plateau Heli Hike and Alpine Trekking

The Grand Plateau is a huge glacial fed area right under Aoraki Mt Cook. This incredible trek takes us under the East Face of Aoraki at an altitude of 2400 metres. This is where you view the big mountains up close!!!!

The Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

This is a spectacular journey on the West Coast giants. Huge glacial neves are crossed on this day trip in a stunning landscape. POA.


Heli Climbing

Join us on a one-day heli-climbing trip!


Southern Alps Guiding has several one day heli climbing days for all abilities. If you have time considerations and want to squeeze in a great climb before leaving Mt Cook then check this out!!!

Hochstettor Dome and Mt Alymer - situated at the head of the Tasman Glacier these two peaks are our classic intermediate peaks with great views. These snow and ice peaks can be be climbed in winter or summer and both are done in the same day!!! Fantastic views out the East and the Tasman Sea and the West Coast.

Hochstettor Dome



Nuns Veil - at 2749 metres. A great peak to climb when the weather is not so good on the main divide. $2205 one person, $1150 pp for two people. Cost includes 2 helicopter flights - in and out, guide fee, lunch and climbing gear. Boots can be rented.



Mt Edgar Thompson. A great day out and a perfect training day for future climbing trips.

Cost is $1300 one person and $650 per person for 2 people. This includes a helicopter flight in and out, guide fee, lunch in the mountains, ice axe, crampons, harness and helmet. Climbing boots can be rented if required. You'll need warm clothing and wind proof jacket and pants. We can supply this too. This is a grerat day in the mountains where you get to try some full on mountaineering with your guide.



Our guides are members of the the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association


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