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Our Courses

At Glacier Encounter, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and providing you with unforgettable experiences in the world of glaciers.

Whether you're aspiring to become a professional glacier guide or simply looking to enhance your abilities, our courses are designed to cater to all levels of expertise. Imagine having the glacier as your office and leading international groups on thrilling adventures every day.

With over 6 years of experience guiding in stunning locations like New Zealand and Iceland, our team of AIMG and NZMGA certified glacier guides are well-equipped to provide you with top-notch training and instruction. We are passionate about sharing our knowledge and helping you develop the skills you need to conquer the icy wonders of the world.


- AIMG HI3 Hard Ice Guide (Jokla 3)

- NZMGA Hard Ice Guide

- Advanced Outdoor First Aid Certificate

- 5 years of experience guiding on

New Zealand glaciers

- Former Glacier Operations Manager and

Training Manager for Fox Glacier Guiding

Our Experience

"Glacier Guiding is my passion since I stepped on a glacier for the first time. I started my guiding career in 2017 in New Zealand. Since then I have acquired a lot of knowledge and experience and I want to share this to help new guides start this rewarding path."

                            Lucas Scarpati

                            Lead Guide and Operations Manager

If none of the courses below satisfy your needs or to enquire about new dates,  Contact Us


Fundamental Glacier Guiding


Ice Climbing Clinic


Crevasse Rescue


Advanced Glacier Guiding


Glacier Encounter Tour Operator
Kolvidur - Glacier Encounter
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