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Avalanche Awareness Course

Already have your basic intro to mountaineering skills? Learn essential decision-making skills heading into the back-country or side-country. This is a foot-based course with transferrable skills for ski-touring, mountaineering and winter tramping.

RDR Personal Development Journey

Rangitata Diversion Race 2023 | Peel Forest Outdoor Centre

Sponsored by the Rangitata Diversion Race, this programme provides transferrable personal, social and environmental skills applicable to student’s outside world and community.

Eddy Out Programme

Eddying out refers to pulling into calm water for a breather. Join this 8-day adventure for a breath of fresh air. Meets DOE Residential requirements.

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Never climbed? Done a bit of indoor climbing/bouldering before? Can’t remember much about belaying since you did it at school camp? This course is for you. Learn the basics about belaying, top-roping, and have a bit of fun working on your climbing technique!

Instructor Training

We have a highly skilled staff team and can teach instructor training for those looking to further their instructing career. It is generally best and more cost effective to organise as a group.

Intro to Mountaineering

Keen to go further and climb higher? Learn the key skills to move on snow and in the mountains above the bush line in winter conditions! A pre-requisite for the Avalanche Awareness course.

Bush Navigation

A 2-day course aimed at teaching or improving bush navigation and bushcraft skills. Appropriate for recreational trampers, hunters or those training for adventure-race/ or rogaine style events.

Alicia, founder of Motivating Me – Intro to Rock, 2023

“What it came down to was an awesome group, but more importantly an awesome instructor who encouraged us but was really supportive at the same time, Olivia at Peel Forest Outdoors. Fantastic for workplaces or a group of friends or individually if you want to step out of your comfort zone in a really supportive […]

River Safety and Rescue Training

We believe everyone should be equipped with basic river safety skills. Learn, upskill or get qualified to teach river safety and rescue. River rescue and safety training offered at different levels to suit students, workplaces, instructors.