Heli Ice Climbing
The closest you can get to the Franz Josef Glacier.
Glacier climbing in New Zealand is considered by many to be the best in the world, and no one does it better than Franz Josef Glacier Guides.
Ice climbing at Franz Josef is a day packed with excitement and adventure, you'll be guided by an expert team every step of the way.
Group Size : 1-15 people
Duration : Up to 5 hours
Departure Location : the Glacier Base, 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef
Departure Time : 7.45 am
Departure dates : Operates during winter only (Jun-Sep)
Transportation : Minibus/Helicopter
Category : Adventure
Under the expert tuition of some of New Zealand’s most experienced ice climbers, you will learn the skills and techniques you need to carefully and comfortably climb the glacier.
A great way to introduce you to the exhilarating sport of ice climbing under the watchful eye of our expert team. Your guide will tailor the day to challenge novices and experts alike. No experience necessary.
Professional, friendly guides take you on an inspiring adventure in the Ice
Take your time and find those special spots of the power of nature combine to create magic.
Enjoy the Adrenaline Highs
2-4 warm upper body layers ideally woollen or polypro (not cotton)
Quick drying trousers or shorts (no jeans)
Food and drink for the day
Sunglasses (essential for Ice Climbing tours, recommended for others), sunscreen, camera.
You will be asked to provide some medical information.
Please ensure you advise our reservations staff of any previous medical conditions or injuries
All equipment :
Breathable rain jacket,
Waterproof over-trousers (if required),
Socks and sturdy boots (or you have the option to wear your own hiking boots),
Crampons (with small waist bag) for superior glacier grip,
Woolen hats and gloves (if required)