NZ-Introduction to touring and backcountry

Always wanted to go touring but the right opportunity has never arisen?

Feel like you want to know a bit more before you head backcountry with others?

Keep saying ‘I need to practice with a transceiver’?

If you’re asking yourself ‘Is this for me?’ and you have good general fitness, can make effective turns off-piste and are up for an adventure, then YES it is!

Who: Women new to the back country, those wanting a ground- up refresher or just some more experience with guides. Skiers, split-board snowboarders and telemarkers all welcome. Only 12 places available each session, book in now!

Focus: Intro to back-country safety and touring. Practical useable skills, local information and guided backcountry travel. We want to get you out there moving in the terrain. Detailed programme info here

Format: 3 full day on mountain Saturday sessions, supported by a Fri night info lecture & discussion at St John’s Rooms, Wanaka. Designed as progression sessions, but feel free to come to just one or many. We can help you source gear to borrow/ rent so that you don’t need to buy before you try. Weekend away at M Olympus, Canterbury

When:
Fri 20 (evening) & Sat 21 July- Snow Farm (no ski pass required)  done
Fri 3 (evening) & Sat 4 Aug– sidecountry Cardrona (no ski pass required)
Fri 17 (evening) & Sat 18 Aug- backcountry Treble Cone (touring day pass available $36)
Sat 22-Sun 23 Sept- Mt Olympus Ski Field, Canterbury (leave Wanaka Fri 21)

Cost: $150 for each session- includes Fri night, full day Sat with guide ratio 1:6. (Usually $200 + for a day out with a guide)
Drop in on individual sessions or sign up for all 3 for $420
To secure place, $50 non-refundable deposit (unless you can find someone to take your place) required, once registration received. Full payment due 7 days before event.

Guides:
Adventure Consultants, the expedition climbing guiding company from Wanaka, will be co-ordinating the sessions and Winter 1 qualified guides Anna Cook and Laetitia Campe will be teaching, coaching and supporting you  throughout.

Final fling weekend at Mt Olympus 22-23 Sept. Will help arrange car pooling from Wanaka, Queenstown and around to fill the hut with lovely ladies. More info here

Interested?

REGISTER here for the Wanaka sessions

REGISTER here for Olympus weekend

Mission WOW is proudly supporting 


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