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CW Section - Snow 2 (Intermediate Snowcraft)


Intermediate Snowcraft Course

Canterbury / Westland Section

This course, to be held at Arthurs Pass, is not for beginners and at a minimum you must have attended a Snow One or equivalent course or be an experienced alpine tramper with sound ice axe and crampon use who is looking to progressing to climbing on steeper mountain terrain and experience with belaying a lead climber when rock climbing.

  • Snow anchors and construction
  • natural rock anchors (bollards and threads)
  • pitch climbing techniques
  • steep snow climbing
  • escaping the system.


Glacier travel, crevasse rescue, avalanche awareness, lead belaying.


Current NZAC members only upon the return or the completed registration form. Knowledge of avalanche awareness, equipment and its use. Know how to lead belay (not with a gri gri). Good fitness level Knowledge of knots (list provided with course registration details).

Payment of the course fee of $375 must be made within 7 days of return of registration form and confirmed when deposited so it can be checked.

This course is only for members who can car pool from Christchurch on the Friday evening, leaving 5pm at the latest as the course starts at 7pm SHARP in Arthurs Pass.

What the course fee WILL cover:

Friday night accommodation at NZAC Arthurs Pass Lodge, Saturday evening meal, accommodation, 2 x lunch and 1 x breakfast at Temple Basin Ski Field, equipment highlighted if requested, two days instruction by an experienced guide and instructors(please provide Friday evening meal and Saturday morning breakfast as well as snack food and drinks).

FUEL reimbursements to drivers must be made by the students who are car pooling.

If attending from outside of Christchurch – you must source all your own equipment (apart from team gear) and guarantee it is correct - GET IT CHECKED IF UNSURE!

The course has a maximum of 8 students and is on a first come, members only basis and your spot is only guaranteed upon payment and registration. There is NO REFUND if you withdraw from the course without sufficient time to find a replacement for your spot.

Please contact Clayton on [email protected] with some back ground information on yourself, experience level, where you live and NZAC members details (the more you answer in one inquiry, the less email tag and more chance you will get a spot!).

Course Info


Arthurs Pass


8 September 2018 - 9 September 2018




Members only $375

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