- ABOUT THE SPOT
Ice Climbing in Queenstown, South Island, Otago New Zealand
The town is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Ben Lomond. Queenstown and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins. Despite the mountainous landscape, the climate is considered to be oceanic, with warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 30°C/86°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.
Queenstown, with a great variety of tracks and routes on the surrounding mountains and hills, is the perfect destination for ice climbers of all levels. Experience the perfect adventure and feel the thrill of ice climbing using metal rungs, axes and crampons, learn how to use ice anchors and handle the ropes, learn and exercise ice climbing techniques, explore the hills dedicating your mind and body 100%.
Note: Wear multiple layers of clothing and warm shocks.