The Sharp End of a Short Rope

Mountain guiding is a risky occupation, but for those who love being in the mountains and enjoy sharing that adventurous world with others, it is a most rewarding vocation.

New Zealand has a tradition of skilled mountain guiding stretching back into the nineteenth century. 

This celebration of the first forty years of the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association shows how that reputation has been built on and enhanced by modern professional guides.   

They not only lead their clients to mountain summits, but also take them ski touring, snowboarding, heliskiing, alpine trekking, and onto glaciers. 

And the activity is not restricted to New Zealand. Well-qualified local mountain guides energetically pursue their calling all over the world, from Antarctica, to the Americas, Europe, Himalaya, Japan and Greenland.

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