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Aspiring Guides

58 McDougall Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Whare Kea Hut trip

Awesome hut, complex and interesting terrain, so why my first and only poor rating that I felt... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
CliffB100
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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We did two trips with Aspiring Guides into Upper Wilkins River and Top Forks Hut and another trip... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
JesperColding
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SKI & SNOWBOARD Aspiring guides offers a wide range of 1 day ski and snowboard backcountry touring options. Whether you are a beginner or expert we have a ski tour that will show you what New Zealand backcountry riding is all about. Our guides are experts in helping you to achieve your goals, whether it is to try powder snow for the first time or find some steep couloirs. ROCK CLIMBING We offer 1 day rock climbing trips out of Wanaka and Queenstown with variety of beautiful locations for rock climbing suitable for anyone from beginners to experts. The area boasts thousands of single and multi-pitch, traditional and bolted rock climbs. Whether you want to upskill or sample some of the classic multi-pitches, we can take you on a tour of the best routes in the region. TREK 1 Day hiking tours can also be arranged on request. Ranging in length for an easier 2-3 hour hike to a full 8-10 hour day. Showcasing the regions spectacular scenery.
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“ski touring” (8 reviews)
“treble cone” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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58 McDougall Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Awesome hut, complex and interesting terrain, so why my first and only poor rating that I felt compelled to write.Travelling from Canada we took the time to explain to Aspiring guides our goals, experience and fitness levels. We were assigned a guide wholly and totally...More

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AspiringGuides, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi Cliff, we are sorry you feel this way We feel we have already discussed this enough via email, have taken your feedback on board, acknowledge you weren't happy with the trip however stand behind any safety decisions of our qualified and experienced guide. Our...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We did two trips with Aspiring Guides into Upper Wilkins River and Top Forks Hut and another trip to Plateau Hut at Mount Cook. These trips were amazing and getting deep into the terrain the greatness of the nature really gets under your skin. The...More

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AspiringGuides, Director of Sales at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thanks so much for the great review, we loved having you all along ! And look forward to seeing you all another time. Carla and the rest of the team @ AG

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

I had a great day ski touring of the back of Treble Cone Ski field. The weather was fantastic and better than forecast. Great conditions and Jimmy my guide was very experienced both in reading snow conditions and with knowledge of the area and which...More

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AspiringGuides, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi David Thanks for the review - it was great to have you along and glad you had such a good day with Jimmy! Let us know if you're back in Wanaka next winter . Carla and the team @ Aspiring Guides

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Really enjoyed our trip to the backcountry of Treble Cone. The guide made us feel safe and confident, and showed us some incredible places to ski. Would highly recommendMore

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AspiringGuides, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi Riley, thanks for your review. Pleased you had such a good day at Treble Cone with David. Look forward to having you all back another time for more great touring! Lots of new snow to play around in this week :-) Robyn and the...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

My husband and I had an awesome day touring off the side of Treble Cone. We were provided with good insight into how the snowpack has been this year and felt comfortable with all the decisions made together on the day. Would love to do...More

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Thank christine_e_1985
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AspiringGuides, Director of Sales at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thanks for the great view and all the best for the future addition to your family. Might be a year or two till we get you on a multi day trip but you know where we are. Carla and the team at Aspiring Guides

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

My mates and I went on a single day backcountry tour in the Wye Saddle/Wye creek out the back of the Remarkables on 16 August 2017. It was 3 days after a storm that delivered 30cm of fresh snow. While the resort was tracked out...More

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AspiringGuides, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Hi David, thanks for your review. Pleased you had a fantastic day with Andrea, and got some turns in that fresh snow. We look forward to having you and your mates back for further backcountry touring adventures. Enjoy the rest of the winter. Cheers Robyn...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Really enjoyed the course with Aspiring Guides. We covered a lot of information in the prep evening, but it never felt rushed or too much to take in. Bronwyn, our guide for the course, was very helpful and allowed everyone time to ask questions and...More

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AspiringGuides, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Hi TrailBeyond, thanks for the review. Great to hear you had a good Avalanche Awareness Course with Bronwyn recently, and that you learnt a lot from it to enable you to stay safe in the Backcountry. Enjoy the rest of the winter season. Robyn and...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Worth the money! I didn't know anything about avalanches and this course was really helpful understanding the risks that could be up there! This was just a basic course but still a lot of important information that everybody should be aware of. Thank you again!

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Thank giuliascurria91
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AspiringGuides, Front Office Manager at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi Giulia. Thanks for the review it was great to have you along for the course and will hopefully see you back next month for some Winter Mountaineering. Have fun out there. Carla and team @ AG

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

How can I say enough about this experience? The prep: great company communication; excellent gear advice; prompt answers to queries; patience and lack of sales pressure in organising dates; on-premises briefing, equipment check & food prep the evening prior to departure. The location: OMG simply...More

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AspiringGuides, Director of Sales at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Steve, thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure to have you along on the avalanche course, and we look forward to seeing you and your family back in Wanaka again soon.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

I took part in the one and half day avalanche awareness course with Aspiring Guides and learnt so much!! All the staff and guides are super lovely people, very knowledgeable and experienced, and I came away from the course with some awesome photos, very achy...More

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Thank Bethany C
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AspiringGuides, Director of Sales at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Bethany, thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure to have you along on the avalanche course. We hope you are getting time to put into practice what you learnt - stay safe out there.

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