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MEET OUR TEAM OF IFMGA/NZMGA CERTIFIED GUIDES

The New Zealand Mountain Guide Association (NZMGA) is NZ’s professional body for mountain guiding which is affiliated with the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA). Our guides are either full IFMGA guides or full NZMGA Ski guides who mentor our more junior guides along their ski guiding pathway. These high standing qualifications, combined with years of local knowledge, offer a glacier skiing experience second to none while always keeping you safe.

 

TREV STREAT

IFMGA guide Trev Streat is our chief ski guide and one of NZ's most experienced heliski guides - with over 75 winters under his belt. Nobody knows the region better than him.

BEN TAYLOR

Faster than a speeding bullet, full NZMGA Ski Guide Ben has been carving up the Mt Cook region with us since 2009.

DAVE MCKINLEY

Dave is a full IFMGA guide and Alpine Guides’ Guiding Director. He also directs our 4 legged member of the local avalanche rescue team, aka Stellar.

LEWIS AINSWORTH

Lewis is an NZMGA Assistant Ski Guide. He is based year around at Mount Cook and guides mountaineering trips in the summer for Alpine Guides. He has been with the company since 2014.

TAI NAKA

Tai is a full IFMGA Guide. He is based year round at Mount Cook; scaling peaks in summer and shredding it in winter with a little “daddy day care” in between.

JOHN HORAN

John is an NZMGA Assistant Ski Guide who has earned turns in New Zealand, Japan, Canada, France, Austria and the US. He has been guiding for us for 3 seasons.