single cone, double cone & the grand traverse

"The mountains are calling to me - I must answer them"

The Remarkables is a stunning mountain range that dominates over Queenstown. We run day guided ascents from Queenstown during both winter and summer up Single and Double Cone, the highest points on the Remarkables.

Enjoy breathtaking views as well as a fantastic sense of achievement. The day trips are 8 hours plus and we cater for a variety of abilities and fitness levels.

A serious guided mountain undertaking this will be an adventurous, memorable and authentic experience providing a capstone to your travel, adventure and outdoors repertoire. 

 

Remarkables summits:

The Remarkables have a variety of awesome summits and journeys suitable for all abilities and experience levels, some possibilities include;

  • Single Cone, the highest peak in the Remarkable Range!
  • Double Cone, the Remarkables hardest peak
  • Compete the 'Grand Traverse' of the Single & Double Cones
  • Complete a roped scramble of technical trekking terrain on the ridges surrounding these iconic peaks.

Please contact us to discuss which journey may be suitable for you. Proven prior experience will be necessary for some of the harder and longer trips. The plan may be subject to change on the day (see important information below).

 

the grand traverse

The Grand Traverse is an iconic, classic single day adventure, with awesome views and knife edge exposure. Arguably one of the finest single day alpine adventures in New Zealand! It is a very serious expedition, and as such must be combined with a prior day of training and assessment. Please contact for more information

 

who is this for:

  • Summer. During the Summer most active adventurers with moderate fitness, a good pair of hiking boots, some hiking experience and a fantastic attitude can complete this trip as a guided activity.
  • Winter. Winter requires better clothing, warmer boots, and excellent fitness. Some good hiking experience, a previous introduction to climbing with ropes or using crampons is preferable. Discuss your experience with us when you book, and you might be suprised! We can also add a training half day to get you ready!

important information

  • Pre-Requisites. Some of the bigger expeditions (eg, the Grand Traverse), are available subject to proven prior experience. Please contact to discuss with us your experience level.
  • Pre-Departure Meet. We require all our participants to meet with a guide the day prior to your trip. Please bring all your equipment to be checked, we will then assist with supplying additional equipment, packing and other advice.
  • Group Size. All of our Mountain trips are treated as a Private Guided trip, and have a maximum group size of two people per guide. We don't pair strangers together 
  • Weather.  We experience fairly stable weather patterns during Summer and Winter, however mountain weather can be unpredictable. Be prepared for the Guide to adjust the plan based on prevailing conditions on the day. This may include an alternative summit route, or not attempting the summit and completing an alternative objective.
  • Winter. During Winter additional safety and environmental factors may exist. We screen our participants to ensure you meet the pre-departure fitness, clothing and general experience requirements. This does not mean you need to be an experienced alpine climber.

 

WHAT we PROVIDE

We provide all the necessary technical equipment to ensure your safety (including ice axe, crampons, harness, helmet and avalanche transceivers in winter).

 

What you provide

  • Personal Clothing  & Items (List Provided). Clothing can be hired from Outside Sports, our retail partner, at preferential rates. Outside Sports also hire trekking boots suitable for summer conditions. We recommend that you wear your own boots to ensure you experience a comfortable walk into the mountains. 
  • Your Camera!

Optional scenic flight 

You can enjoy the luxury and excitement of an optional helicopter scenic flight into the Remarkable Range.

 

Prices

single day remarkables expedition

eg Single Cone, Double Cone, Telecom Tower

Price 1 person $599
Price 2 or more $399
Scenic Flight Addition $P.O.A
Max. Party Size 1 Guide : 2 Clients
the Grand Traverse

This is a 2 day course. Includes a day of training/assessment prior to the traverse attempt day

 

Summer
Price 1 person $899
Price 2 people $699

 

Winter
Price 1 person $999
Price 2 people $799