Aspiring Guides.

What more could you want than a professional company who know their trade inside out, provide fast and courteous service and do it all with a a Kiwi sense of fun and smile on their face. Aspiring Guides provides all this and a lot more.

It doesn’t matter if your looking to Climb, Walk or Ski Aspiring guides have the option for you.


Aspiring Guides offer a seven day Mountain Skills Course, that is designed to prepare you with the skills and knowledge to move in a mountain environment if a safe manner. Its designed to prepare you with the skills to undertake expeditions in the future. You will Learn

  • Snow and Ice climbing.
  • Anchors.
  • Belaying and rope skills.
  • Alpine rock climbing.
  • Glacier travel techniques.
  • Route selection and navigation.
  • Weather analysis and forecasting.
  • Avalanche awareness.
  • Camp management and emergency shelters.
  • Crevasse and alpine rescue.

Have a look at the Aspiring guides website for other Climbing courses and expeditions that they offer.


Aspiring Guides offer various walking trips to explore the magical scenery of New Zealand’s South Island. With walks from three days right up to eight days in duration there is something for everyone.

If you are looking for something leisurely the Upper Wilkin Experience looks like a great walk. Four days, 5-6 hours of walking per day leaving plenty of time for photo’s and enjoying the scenery. To top it off you only carry a day pack as there are plenty of equipment inclusions.


If you are getting a bit tired of the usual skiing trip, waiting for lifts, battling crowds and people who seem intent on running into you then a back country experience could be what your looking for and the team at Aspiring Guides have plenty of options to choose from.

Pisa Range Ski Touring package looks like a great introduction to back country skiing. With two nights in a scenic back country hut, uncrowded slopes and a professional guide.

All images supplied courtesy of Aspiring Guides

Tasmanian Expeditions.

Well winter is on the way and for many bushwalkers that signals a stop to exploring our snowbound areas, but it doesnt have to. Tasmanain Expeditions have launched snowshoe tours. Thats right, strapping tennis racquets to your feet and ploughing through the snow. Only these days snowshoes have come a long way from the left over tennis gear to become a highly tuned activity.

Tasmanian Expeditions have been kind enough to provide some material about their tours Continue reading