Our Team

Passion | Expertise | Authenticity

our PEOPLE | Your Instructors and Guides

 All of our lead guides are qualified and experienced in outdoor instruction and are members of the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA). This peace of mind leaves you free to enjoy your experience to the fullest and allows you to soak in the scenic beauty and thrill that is Climbing Queenstown.


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Loz Ogle

“Loz was extremely knowledgable, motivating, and supportive. I had an amazing time and have been raving about my experience to my friends and family back home.”
Managing Director
Managing Director Loz Ogle is our resident Kiwi and has been climbing for over 20 years. He studied Outdoor Education and has worked in the industry, both here in New Zealand and in Italy, Wales and Australia for over 10 years. When not at work or at the local crag Loz can be found skiing at Treble Cone, volunteering for the local Search and Rescue group or developing his green thumb in the garden.
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Chris Prudden

“Chris is a real mountain man and my friend and I felt safe and confident because of him. ”
Most at home in the alpine environment, Chris is not only an excellent guide and instructor but also a talented photographer. When not leading our mountaineering trips, Chris also volunteers for the Wakatipu Alpine Cliff Rescue Team.

Jamie Marr

“Jamie was very patient and encouraging; I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor. ”
Instructor / Guide
Jamie spent 3 years training as an outdoor instructor / guide in Timaru, where he achieved the top student award all three years. After specialising in mountaineering, rock and bush, he qualified with NZOIA Rock and Bush level 1 then chose to travel to broaden his climbing skills. Going to Australia, America, England and the European Alps and gaining experience teaching all types of people from a range of cultures and backgrounds along the way. Jamie is sure to assist you to have the best adventure yet!

Andrew Bridgman

“A knowledgeable and experienced instructor with a sense of humour that'll get you every time”
Instructor / Guide
Andrew hails from across the ditch. but we won't hold that against him. He has spent time climbing and skiing all over the world, including; Norway, Europe, North America and New Zealand. Be ready for a laugh, he has some great banter up his sleeve!
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Emily Warne

“Emily was super friendly and clearly very experienced. She gave us both some really great advice to help improve our technique and we climbed some amazing and beautiful routes in the NZ wilderness.”
Guide / Instructor
Emily’s passion for rock and the mountains brought her to Wanaka in 2013 after 6 years working as a climbing instructor in Australia. As well as guiding outdoor rock climbing she is also Assistant Manager of Basecamp Wanaka Climbing Centre. She has recently attained her NZOIA Sport Climbing Endorsement to add to her Rock 1. She’s happiest when her spare time is filled with adventures in the mountains—climbing, scrambling, skiing or biking, and finishing her days creating delicious food and drinking a glass of pinot!
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Frankie Sanders

“Frankie was really friendly and very knowledgeable about climbing and the area.”
Guide / Instructor
Frankie joined the team early in 2014 and hasn’t stopped since; her boundless energy and enthusiasm are infectious! Her passion for climbing and the outdoors means that Frankie seizes every opportunity for adventure, be it climbing in the Arapiles, mountaineering in the Southern Alps or competing in adventure races.