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Mount Tasman climbing

Southern Alps. New Zealand. Climbing Mount Tasman, 3497 m.

Altitude: 3497 m
Program category: Mountain Climbing
Difficulty: high (SPECIAL SKILLS ARE REQUIRED)

Duration:
14 days / 9 days using Ski-plane
Season: December - February
First climb: 
E. A. Fitzgerald, M. Zurbriggen, and J. Clarke, 1895
Program price from: 1900 Euro

  • 26.12.21 - 20.01.21mini group, special conditions 1900 EURO booking

New Zealand. Southern Alps. Climbing Mount Tasman via Silberhorn Arête

Climbing Mount Tasman, New Zealand -  the top exclusive program of the  MCS AlexClimb mountain climbing School, one of the most beautiful and prestigious mountain climbing programs.

Mount Tasman - the second high peak of New Zealand, located in the same mountain range with its famous brother - Mount Cook. The name of this mountain in the Maori language - Rarakiora, which means "Continuous (direct) mountain" Indeed, the appearance of this mountain supports the idea of its name - to radiant snow Summit of Mount Tasman lead three sharp, straight as an arrow, snow crests - it is difficult to get rid of the thought of their artificial titanic origin - so incredible in Nature is this geometric accuracy. Mount Tasman for almost one hundred and fifty years is among the absolute classic of the New Zealand mountaineering. Especially indicative is the fact that in the era of the "golden" mountaineering in the end of the 19th century, when in New Zealand this sport has gained popularity due to the brilliant ascents committed by famous NZ climbers, climbing Mount Tasman was committed only one year later the ascent of Mount Cook. There is the obvious analogy with a series of legendary climbs committed in the European Alps and the Caucasus, around the same time: Matterhorn, Ushba, Dykh Tau, Shkhara - all these legendary names became known to the climbing world in the last two decades of the 19th century. And due to the courage and perseverance of the New Zealand climbers who climbed the most impossible at that time climbing routes on Mount Cook and Mount Tasman - New Zealand has not remained aloof from the world of the brightest climbing events.

Today, the ascent of Mount Tasman has not lost none of its relevance - it is a very serious climbing object in New Zealand, climbing that mountain takes most honour place in the list of mountaineering achievements of any, even the most experienced climber. Mount Tasman offers a wide range of interesting climbing routes of medium and high categories of difficulty, all they belong to the class of snow and iceclimbing routes and require not only well-organized technique of climbing on this kind of terrain, but also in good physical shape. With a relatively low altitude of the Summit, the length of the routes of Mount Tasman is exceptional even for New Zealand - the average time of climbing Mount Tasman - 15-18 hours. 

This 14-day program "Climbing Mount Tasman, New Zealand" was developed for the people who have no illisions about what they can expect in the mountains. Climbing route of Mount Tasman is technically difficult, requires a discipline, coherence, good physical form and possession of practiced skills in belaying and dealing with different types of mountain terrain. Regardless your climbing experience, we recommend passing the MCS AlexClimb Cours of general physical preparation and  Cours of Mountain Technique (advanced level) before participating in this program.

The First Principle of MCS AlexClimb
The First Rule, by which we are guided in the development of our mountain programs - is safety. Professional Guides lead the group, the highest quality certificated equipment and the most modern navigation equipment are used. This guarantees the highest possible level of your safety in the mountains, which is the most important side of our work.

Program Schedule

The AlexClimb New Zealand climbing schedule (Climbing Mount Tasman 2021):

Guided ascent of Mount Tasman (3497 m) classic route via Silberhorn Arête
Difficult Climb, Advanced level

Day 1 - International flight to Christchurch, New Zealand, hotel accommodation ***
Day 2 - Adaptation, sightseeing and rockclimbing training not far from Christchurch
Day 3 - Drive to Mount Cook village, hotel accommodation ***
Day 4 - Drive to the beginning of the Mount Cook route, overnight in the tent
Day 5 - Climb the glacier to the Boys Pass, overnight in the tent
Day 6 - Climbing the Mount Cook Plateau via the Saynerama Pass, overnight in the Plateau hut
Day 7 - spare day
Day 8 - Summit Day. Climbing the Summit of Mount Tasman by the classic route via the Silberhorn Arête, descent and overnight in the Plateau hut
Day 9 - spare day
Day 10 - spare day
Day 11 - Descent from the Mount Cook Plateau, overnight in the tent
Day 12 - Descent to the Mount Cook village, hotel accommodation ***
Day 13 - Drive to Christchurch, hotel accommodation ***
Day 14 - Return International flight

There is a possible faster version of the Mount Tasman climbing program with approach to the Gand Plateau of Mount Cook by ski-plane - it reduces the lengh of the program and physical loads of getting to the Mount Cook Grand Plateau Hut, but reduces the quality of acclimatization. This version of the program entails additional costs for airfare. Prices and con conditions - here

Prices and conditions

The price of the MCS AlexClimb mountain climbing program "New Zealand. Climbing Mount Tasman 2021":

1900 Euro* - private program for 1-3 participants
*price per person

* Using the ski-plane or helycopter for getting to the Mount Cook Grand Plateau will rise the total price of the Mount Tasman climbing program for 200 - 400 Euro. Details on the Mount Cook Ski Plane service you can read on the web-page of Mount Cook Ski Plane

You have to be ready for:

  • Climbing the route of the high difficulty. The risk and physical load levels are high enough;
  • Camping life in the field conditions;
  • Cooking your meals by yourself while climbing mountains;
  • Carrying a 20-25 kg backpack;
  • Air temperature can be down to -20°C on the altitude higher than 2000 m;

Conditions: previous climbing experience, good physical form, the Brief AlexClimb course of mountain technique (Advanced level) is recommended before the trip.
The price includes: Professional MCS AlexClimb mountain guide services, rent of the communal equipment (ropes, belaying and navigation equipment, cooking gear), hotel accommodation, transfers from the point of the beginning of the program to its end (Christchurch), using the
communal basic medical kit, food for outdoor part of the program.
The price does not include: International or domestic flight expenses to and from the point of the beginning of the program (
Christchurch), obligatory climbing insurance, rent of the personal equipment, food and drinks while being in cities, using the satellite phone.
Maximum group capacity: 3
Guides: 1

Detailed conditions and limitations on the program "New Zealand. Climbing Mount Tasman" can be read in the Offer section

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AlexClimb Rule #1 - Safety First

From the very beginning of our activity, here nearly 16 years, the first Principle of work of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb is the Safety Priority. On the basis of this Principle all process of training is based, all programs and rounds are developed and carried out only within this main principle. We consider that at professional approach to development of programs, at personal discipline and correctly put motivation - occupations by mountaineering and rock-climbing are COMPLETELY safe. And from the return - all troubles and accidents in our sport come from nonprofessionalism, from ignorance or neglect by elementary standards of safety, from irrational motivation, from revaluation of own forces and opportunities. All these prerequisites we COMPLETELY EXCLUDE in our work - ours Rock-climbing, Ice climbing and Mountaineering are based on one Principle - the Safety Priority. In rock-climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing, the Priority of Safety of MCS AlexClimb-is your personal security and comfort irrespective of, than we are engaged - we train muscles and we work technology of the movement in the sports hall and on the rock climbing wall, we make the way through snowstorm to top or we relax on golden sand of the Caribbean beach after hot day of trainings on rocks. The Safety priority - the main credo of School of mountaineering and rock-climbing of MCS AlexClimb.

AlexClimb Rule #2 - Leave No Trace

Closely interacting with Nature, working with the active programs in mountains, woods, lakes and rivers, we perfectly understand the importance of carefull and respectfull bahavior towards the Nature, for its resources. From the very beginning of our outdoor-activity we adopted rules of  Leave No Trace technique - the standard of behavior of the person accepted in all the civilized world in relation to environment and especially - to the wild nature. After all on the relation of people to the nature near which they exist, itself can draw dalekoidushchy conclusions on the relation of these people to... Where and as we didn't travel - we don't reserve any garbage, we try to reduce whenever possible our influence on environment to a minimum. We clear earlier zagryazyonny tourist parking of the left garbage, we take out and we take out to utilization places that to us other people left there. We consider that only thus, at personal individual consciousness of each citizen, each tourist, climber or autotraveller, we will be able to keep the nature surrounding us in its state, natural, suitable for life, - in it pledge of the healthy future for ourselves and our children.

AlexClimb Rule #3 - Sober Concious

The position of AlexClimb Mountain and rockclimbing School regarding healthy lifestyle is quite clear - we consider that only sober consciousness is capable to fill sincere emotions,  to sympathize, to enjoy life in all its variety. Bright various enjoyable life is possible only on condition of keeping the absolute sobriety and purity of consciousness. Any way of obscuring our perception of reality is intended to do harm to our consciousness and bring harm to our physical health, to replace the true values by false ones, to destroy us physically - to turn us into flabby, weak, senseless, gray herd with empty hazy eyes. We don't force anybody to our point of view, everyone has a God's gift of making his own choice and to destroy himself if that is what he wants... But in AlexCilimb Mountain Climbing School we accept quite certain and very simple set of rules: neither alcohol, nor drugs.
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