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NZAC High Alpine Skills Courses 2019-2020


High Alpine Skills Course

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Who is this course for?

The High Alpine Skills Course (HASC) is a six-day course designed for those who already have some alpine climbing experience in New Zealand, and have familiarity with lead climbing on rock or indoors. Ideally, they will have taken part in an Intermediate Snowcraft Course with the NZAC or similar organisation, and have embedded their knowledge with further alpine climbing trips in New Zealand.

The ability to carry a heavy pack for several days at a time is mandatory and all those who register for the course must have a suitable level of fitness.

On the HASC, participants will learn the following:

  • Snow skills- use of crampons and ice-axe
  • Glacier travel and crevasse extraction
  • Pitched climbing on rock and snow
  • Soft snow anchors
  • Rock anchors
  • Route assessment
  • Avalanche evaluation
  • Alpine bivvying/ camping
  • Basic weather assessment
  • Basic navigation

Please feel free to register your details through the registration link found on the course page here: 

Photo credit: High Alpine Skills Course 2017 - Tom Hoyle

Course Info


Aoraki Mt Cook National Park


25 October 2019 - 19 January 2020




NZAC Members $1890

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