My first New Zealand 6: Landing on glacier

This was the highlight to do on Fox Glacier; to trek on glacier.

It was spectacular view which was beyond my expectation.  Nature always stops me from intaking of breath (regardless where I am/was), yes I was made speechless.

Anyway, it will be great if you enjoyed some photos here…

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We joined a tour that took us to the local heliport to ride on a helicopter.
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We waited for our turn to ride on.

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We took off.

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It was ten to fifteen minutes ride to the spot.
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As soon as we got off the helicopter, earlier tour groups that were waiting for, got in to go back on the ground world.
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Our guide.  he held an axe for which he checked ice condition.  He then determined the path to trek.  We strictly had to follow the path ‘as’ he walked.
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Narrow cave or a gap.  Ice blue was so impressive.

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Water is just beneath the ice.  Some had some depth.
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Screaming ice (or yawning?)
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We were not allowed to go to the fall closer than this spot.
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This looks something but I can not say what…
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The fall was slamming abundant water which used to be ice on higher point.

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Heavy clouds casted away and made snow mountain appeared.

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Along with the clouds clearing, landscape surrounded our trekking point revealed their beautiful appearance.
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It must be just me, but I was just fascinated at them.
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Now joined another queue to get in the chopper for return.  We had to keep our heads down to prevent from hails blown by propeller blades.

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That was my best to try capturing lower world from my position in the helicopter.

Thank you for stopping by.

4 thoughts on “My first New Zealand 6: Landing on glacier

  1. We were ther a couple of years ago, but it rained so much we couldn’t go up to the glacier. Seeing your photos is nearly as good!

    1. Thank you for the comment, Jane. 🙂 I am sorry not for being able to get there a due to the weather condition. I heard that it was so much rain as well only a few days before we arrived. I am so glad if these photos have shared what is up there.

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