EOI - Last-Minute Beginner Mountaineering in NZ

Trip type: 
Start date: 
Saturday, 1 February 2020 - 12:00am to Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 12:00am

I'll be spending some time in New Zealand during February next year and am looking to see if anyone would be interested in some introductory mountaineering in the Southern Alps.

The trip is very beginner-friendly, and open to anyone of any mountaineering ability. I have a few years experience and am more than happy to teach anyone with nominal knowledge. Do note we won't be taking any local Mountaineering Course.

There isn't much of a plan at the moment, but I suppose we'd spend time (in Australia, NZ, or both) becoming very familiar with basic skills (roping up for glacier travel, crevasse rescue, etc) before flying up to a hut in the Alps for a yet undetermined length of time, likely in the Mt Cook NP. There we'd use those skills in their intended setting and get comfortable using mountaineering gear, and climb some easier routes.

Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Friday, 3 January 2020 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
Those chairs near the front desk at the David Cocking Sport Centre
Flights are currently around $500 return to Christchurch. Other expenses would be figured out after some sort of plan is actually made up.
Intended plan: 
Escape the Australian summer
Departure and intended return times: 
Very flexible departure date, although I intend to return around the 23rd so as to avoid being late to uni for the nth time
Local knowledge: 
I've spent two summers climbing in the area.
Unlimited slots left.