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About Mountain Recreation, Professional Mountaineers

Mt. Cook - Grand Traverse, New Zealand - Custom Print available from Mountainrec

Mountain Recreation Ltd, based in Wanaka, is the oldest, privately owned, professional mountaineering school & guiding service in New Zealand. MountainRec has held mountain guiding licences for Mt. Aspiring National Park since 1974, and for Mt. Cook/Westland National Parks since 1984. MountainRec also conduct guided treks and climbs in the Himalaya.

The Company's Directors are Geoff & Beryl Wayatt and Jim Strang. Geoff Wayatt commenced guiding in 1966, and is NZ’s most experienced mountain guide. Beryl has trekked and climbed in Canada & Peru, climbed Mt. Aspiring, and to 20,000ft with our Nepal 1999 Trek - Climb Expedition (see Himalaya ).

Jim Strang is our education advisor. He is a professional guidance counsellor in Christchurch. Jim's current personal challenge is developing a new teacher training programme in Nepal to assist Ed Hillary's Himalayan Trust.

Our guides are dedicated and qualified professional mountaineers with extensive expedition experience. Many are past MountainRec course participants.

Geoff Wayatt
Managing Director, Mountain Recreation Ltd. 
 (87 ascents, Mt. Aspiring -1966 - Feb.2012; 24 ascents, Aoraki/Mt. Cook 1966 - 05 Nov. 2012 including 1st ski descent, Nov 1982)

LODGE ACCOMMODATION: Our private Mountain Hut "AVALANCHE LODGE" is at the base of Mt Aspiring. We can provide support and catering for individual and group mountain holidays, including: Trekking, geography, photography workshops, and team-building.

TREKS: Our Mt. Aspiring Guided Treks range from easy 3 day valley treks with day packs to energetic 4 day trek/climbs of Mt. French, 1 day Remarkable scramble and 3-4 day Franz/Fox glacier trips.

NEPAL: We run annual 25 day trek/climbs to Nepal utilising the experience of Geoff and Chhuldim Temba Sherpa to provide a unique high altitude holiday.

PRIVATE GUIDING: We also undertake private mountain & ski expeditions, filming location and industrial mountaineering, rigging tasks, and snow safety/avalanche consulting.

Geoff has 2,000 photo images available for commercial, private use and custom enlargement prints of climbing & exploring in New Zealand and Worldwide.
(See Expedition Gallery) and (Geoff's Mtn Photos.)

HISTORY: Our success is typified by past MtnRec participants and tutors: Russell Brice, Peter Hillary, Mike Groom, Pat Cullinan, Dick Price, Zac Zaharis and Chuldim Temba Sherpa(2) are all Everest summiters.

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Geoff & Beryl W, Fox Glacier


Contact us by email, phone, answermachine or fax: MOUNTAIN RECREATION, Professional Mountaineers, PHONE/FAX: (03)443 7330 INTERNATIONAL: 64 - 3 - 443 7330


Payments can be made by: Personal cheque (Aust, Can.USA$), Bankdraft, Visa/Mastercard

MAILING ADDRESS: Mountain Recreation Ltd., PO BOX 204 WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND............. ...................................183 Warren St. Wanaka, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand

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