Fox Glacier Heli Ice- Climbing
This day long experience introduces the adventurous to the exhilarating sport of ice climbing, on the spectacular ice walls in the upper part of the Fox Glacier. Your professional guide will tailor the day to offer variety and challenge to the novice and expert alike. Before heading to the ice you will be equipped with specialised mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes and technical gear.
Duration : 8-9 Hours.
Departure Location : 44 Main Road, Fox Glacier, West Coast
Departure Time : Regular departures throughout the day.
Departure dates : Daily.
Transportation : Minibus/Helicopter.
Category : Adventure
Heli Ice -Climbing
During your thrilling helicopter transfers to the ice you will enjoy breathtaking views of the majestic Fox Glacier and surrounds. Guides who instruct on these days receive special training to ensure they teach skills in the correct order so you advance quickly. You will be surprised by the quick progress that you make. The maximum guide to customer ratio is 1:4 ensuring that you receive close personal attention.
There are many steep walls to challenge you and you will quickly master basic cramponing and ice axe techniques. The adrenaline will start to flow as you challenge yourself with longer and steeper pitches. Using ice tools and the front points of your crampons, you climb vertical and at times, overhanging ice walls and pinnacles, secured at all times by a top rope attached to your harness.
Winter or Summer :
- 3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing (jeans are not recommended on wet days, as they become very cold and uncomfortable to wear).
- Sunglasses and sun protection .
- Lunch, snacks and a drink.
- A warm hat and gloves.
- A Camera
- PLEASE NOTE - Drones are illegal to use, please leave it in your car if you have one
All technical and safety equipment.
Waterproof raincoats and over trousers.
Hats and gloves.
The maximum guide to customer ratio is 1:4 ensuring that you receive close personal attention.