FOX IT UP - HELI ICE CLIMBING ADVENTURE
This day-long experience introduces the adventurous to the exhilarating sport of ice climbing, on spectacular ice walls in a remote and dramatic area of the Fox Glacier. Your professional guide will tailor the day to offer variety and challenge to the novice and expert alike. Before transfering to the ice via helicopter you will be equipped with specialised mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes and technical gear.
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. Your movements may seem quite daunting initially but there is no danger, as at all times you are secured by a top rope attached to your harness.
This adventure will be an experience you never forget and may just inspire you to spend time in the mountains.
Good level of fitness and agility required. No previous experience is necessary.
Helicopter Transfers, Guide Transport Modern technical and safety equipment Climing boots and socks Special backpacks Waterproof raincoats and over trousers Hat and gloves
What to Bring:
Warm clothing including long sleeved tops and trousers (jeans are not recommended) Lunch Drink Sunglasses Sun protection