Welcome to Summit Explorers!
We are a Mountain Guiding Company based in Wanaka, New Zealand. We offer our services in mountaineering, skiing and rock-climbing in the Southern Alps, all year round following the seasons. Summit Explorers Mountain Guides are fully certified with the high standard international IFMGA or are part of the New Zealand Mountain Guide Association.
We are specialised in providing customised trips to fulfill any climbing or skiing desire according to the skills and abilities of our clients and we are focused on building a strong guide/client relationship!
WHAT CLIMBING & SKIING EXPERIENCES WE OFFER
Summit Ascents | Mountaineering Instructions & Courses | Technical Climbs | Alpinism
Ski-Touring | Ski-Mountaineering | Steep Skiing | Glacier Skiing | Backcountry and Avalanche Awarness Courses
Rock-climbing Instruction & Courses | Alpine Rock-Climbing Ascents | Multi-Pitches Rock-Climbing
OUR MOUNTAIN GUIDING VISION
We started our company with one vision in mind, that of creating a sustainable partnership between our clients and mountain guides. To build a working bond based upon trust and commitment to each other and a lifelong climbing relationship.
With our extensive knowledge, decades of experience and our high safety approach, we are devoted to guiding you through your climbing or skiing journey, regardless of your experience, skills or abilities.
The Southern Alps are a vast mountain range stretching along the South Island, providing a unique playground for the climber and skier who are seeking amazing adventures. There are plenty of peaks to climb and snow lines to ski… we are only limited by our imagination.
So let’s dream big!
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
I cannot speak too highly of Thomas as a guide. Of course my perception is enhanced by the success of our trip, but well before that I was very impressed with his judgement. In that I refer not just to his assessment of weather and snow conditions, but also of my capability and my capacity. Thomas in fact proved in his ability to know what effort he could wring from me. In our ascent and descent of Aoraki, that proved essential.
Thomas is extremely professional. He knows what he is doing. I wish I had his skills up the mountain. The first couple of days we got to know each other and once we clicked it was all good. I had some problems adjusting the first days and he was very patient (although I was feeling embarrassed). The last days I caught up and we had fun up there. After each day, we would talk about what I did well and what I could improve and they were extremely valuable conversations.
“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view.
Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”
David Mccullough Jr
DO YOU HAVE A MOUNTAINEERING PROJECT? A CLIMBING OBJECTIVE? A LIFE TIME SKI DREAM YOU WANT TO MAKE COME TRUE?
JUST SEND US AN EMAIL OR CALL US DIRECLTY. WE WILL BE BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE,
BUT KEEP IN MIND, WE MIGHT BE OUT THERE ON AN ADVENTURE 😉
CALL US NOW
+64 22 567 7131