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“An amazing powder day in the Remarks”
Review of Aspiring Guides

Aspiring Guides
Ranked #25 of 59 Tours in Wanaka
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

A friend and I did a day of ski touring up in the remarkables. Fantastic scenery and unbelievable snow. Having skied backcountry in the Alps several times, the conditions up the remarks were outstanding! Our guide, Roger, was great and very knowledgable. It was clear he had a detailed understanding of the terrain, conditions and assessing avalanche risk, which was very reassuring and one of the key reasons we chose to do a guided tour. All in all, I cannot recommend Aspiring guides highly enough!

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AspiringGuides, Operations Assistant at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2014

Thanks for the awesome review - we are glad your ski tour went well and found some powder! Make sure you call in and say hi next time you're in Wanaka.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

3 people day tour in the remarkables.
After a recent snowfall, with clear blue skies, conditions were perfect. Skinned up to just underneath the summit of double cone and skied down 3 runs in beautiful powder. Our guide Roger was brilliant - safety conscious, patient and taught us a lot about avalanche awareness and snow conditions. Also judged our route at the right level for the group.
I have toured in Europe many times but never had a better experience than this day. Thanks a lot to Andy for organising the trip.

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AspiringGuides, Operations Assistant at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014

Sounds like you had an awesome day, we are always glad to hear that! Thanks for the great review and make sure you pop in and say hello if you are in Wanaka.

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

What a fantastic and professional operation. Extremely knowledgable, safe, and patient guide.
Your experience is definitely upmost in everyone's mind not money.

Genuine, friendly, and definitely capable of making mothers natures worst weather in the best day ever.

What an epic crew. You'd be crazy to choose anyone else!

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AspiringGuides, Operations Assistant at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Thanks for the awesome review - we are glad you had a good time and look forward to seeing you back in Wanaka sometime!

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

I booked a touring day with Aspiring Guides hoping to get an introduction to theTC backcountry. They made me feel like one of the family instantly and filled me with confidence. Our guide, Adrian, was fantastic and ensured fresh lines all day while mixing in some avalanche information which included beacon searches and snow pack analysis. While we had a group of 4 people with different interests and skill levels we all felt completely satisfied with the day. The confidence of being in good hands when it came to safety was great but the local knowledge Adrian brought to his choice if terrain and aspects was awesome and ensured every hike was very well rewarded.
I'll be back next year for sure.
Thanks !
Anthony

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AspiringGuides, Operations Assistant at Aspiring Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Thanks for the great review - we look forward to seeing you back next year!

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