Andy Tindall

Andy Tindall

IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide

Andy has always felt at home in the mountains and has guided extensively throughout the Southern Alps of his native New Zealand.

Raised near Lake Tekapo and now splitting his time between the Wanaka and Mount Cook regions, Andy is never happier than when in the great outdoors; camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with the family.

  • Bio

    Andrew Tindall 002Raised near the azure waters of Lake Tekapo on New Zealand’s South Island, Andy started climbing in 1998 at the age of 18. Soon finding his calling in the mountains, a career in the outdoors inevitably followed. Andy became a ski and climbing guide in 2010, moving on to become an IFMGA Guide in 2016. His impressive CV includes kayak guide, glacier guide and heli-skiing guide, as well as progressing to a Search & Rescue Senior Team Leader. 

    Andy’s favourite areas to climb are Mount Aspiring National Park and the Darren Mountains of New Zealand, but his most memorable climbing experience to date has been in Patagonia, testing himself on the big walls. His favourite aspects of mountain life are early sunrises, good climbing days, big powder ski runs and seeing the satisfaction on his clients’ faces when these come together.

  • Notable Ascents

    • Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Chile (3,359m/11,020ft)
    • Big rock routes in Patagonia
    • Aoraki Mount Cook (3,754m/12,316ft) various times
    • South Face of Douglas Peak (3,087m/10,128ft)
  • Andy's Testimonials

    "Andy was a great mentor and guide. We pushed hard but I always felt safe and leave having learnt immense amounts about weather, risk, avalanche, rock climbing, equipment and strategy in the mountains. I’m sure I’ve found a new mate to do more with in the mountains, thanks Andy!"
    Ray Mudgway, Mount Aspiring, 2019