The New Zealand mountains are famous for their periods of poor weather hence the expedition style of New Zealand mountaineering, ski touring, and trekking trips.
When you book a mountain trip you are booking a guide for the duration of the trip. If poor weather prevents you from proceeeding with the original plan your guide will offer you alternative options. It is best to be flexible so we can ensure that you will make the most of your time with us.
Weather is a significant factor in decision making and safety in the mountains. Your guide will make decisions about travel and safety based on the weather forecast and weather observations while in the mountains.
Prior to your trip the office and your guide will look closely at the weather forecasted for the duration of the trip. Once in the mountains your guide will collect regular weather updates from our office by satellite phone and also from the nightly hut radio schedules.
When you meet with your guide on the first morning of your trip your guide will discuss with you the weather forecast and current conditions and make a final plan for the trip.
At the start of the trip we will fly into the mountains at the first possible opportunity.