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About Mountain Recreation, Professional Mountaineers

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

Updated July 2023
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 has conducted guided treks and climbs in the Himalaya & can assist with your planning.

The Company's Directors are Geoff & Beryl Wayatt and Jim Strang.
Geoff Wayatt commenced guiding in 1967, 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 long-time education advisor. He is a recently retired professional guidance counsellor in Christchurch. Jim's long-loved  personal challenge has been developing a new teacher training programme in Nepal to assist Ed Hillary's Himalayan Trust.

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

Geoff Wayatt
Managing Director, Mountain Recreation Ltd.  92 ascents, Mt. Aspiring since1966;
27 ascents, Aoraki/Mt. Cook 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  can custom plan and assist a range from easy 3 day valley treks with day packs to energetic 4 day trek/climbs of Mt. French, 

NEPAL: We have strong Nepal connections utilising the experience of Geoff and Chhuldim Temba Sherpa of Mountain Experience to provide a unique high altitude holiday.

PRIVATE GUIDING: We can assist planning with 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.

Geoff & Beryl W, Fox Glacier

Contact us:
MOUNTAIN RECREATION, Professional Mountaineers, PHONE: (03)443 7330 INTERNATIONAL: 64 - 3 - 443 7330

Office/MAILING ADDRESS: Mountain Recreation Ltd.  183 Warren St, Wanaka, 9305 NEW ZEALAND.

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