It is here that you will find the Remarkables Range, rising from the crystal blue waters of Lake Wakatipu on New Zealand’s mountainous South Island. Arriving in the area, if you harboured any questions as to why this range was thus named, these would be quickly answered by a simple glance upwards at the steeply jutting skyline.
Home to a popular ski field, the Remarkables also host some of the best and most accessible winter ice and mixed climbing in this rugged land. To sweeten the pot even more, the Remarkables also lie very close to an international airport, along with the thriving mountain hamlet of Queenstown. Given the aforementioned, it’s clear to see why the Remarks, as the range is known to locals, was chosen to host an annual Ice and Mixed Climbing Festival.