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Wed 1 Jul - Mon 31 Aug 2020

Posted by Hugh M on Sun, 26 Jan 2020
Leaders: Hugh M
Standard: Advanced
Meeting: No meeting


This trip will be run independently of MUMC. 

Keen on heading to the slopes in New Zealand this winter and hopefully combine the trip with a backcountry avalanche course as well. Figure getting a group together would be good to help share the psych, and logistics, plus trips like this are always better with friends.

Will be looking at areas around either Queenstown or Wanaka, but we'll see what the snow gods bring this season.

For the course there are a couple of options from different guiding companies. Most run for 3-4 days and range from $1500 to $2500 (NZD). Some courses do provide gear, but will need to be followed up on what sort.

Here are some I've found;

https://aspiringguides.com/trips/ski/backcountry-avalanche-course

https://www.alpineguides.co.nz/backcountry-avalanche-course

http://www.alpinerecreation.com/avalancheskills.html

Also suggestions/tips from people who have done a avalanche course in NZ before would be appreciated.


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