All avalanche instruction courses and Guide training courses start 10.00am the first day, and finish at
5.00pm the last day, at Mt Cook village, unless otherwise confirmed.
Your course payment includes Guide(s) fees, National Park
fees, food, fuel, hut fees, and G.S.T tax, for the tour duration.
Aircraft flight costs are not included.
However, we do prefer to maximize high climbing time by flying
in at the first opportunity, either ski plane or helicopter, depending
on availability. We are often able to negotiate a price for you
that's less than the standard charter rate on the day.
We also strongly recommend flying out if the weather and conditions
allow aircraft landings. Flying out is an extra and variable
cost, depending on the aircraft type, location, loading, and
The New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) trains and
certifies mountain, ski, and glacier Guides in New Zealand to the
level.The full qualification from the IFMGA (International Federation
of Mountain Guides Associations) is the highest grade in the world.
It is rarely attained in less than five years of training courses,
exams, and guiding experience.
Bill Atkinson has been an assessor and director of Guides' training
since 1984. All Sunrockice Guides are qualified through the NZMGA.
For information on training courses prepartory to attendance on
NZMGA assessment courses, please contact us direct at:
Price on application.
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