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Extreme Fox All Day Heli Hike Adventure

Feeling Amped? Our Extreme Fox: All Day Heli Hike is for you. Start with a scenic flight taking in views of NZ's highest peaks, Aoraki Mt Cook & Mt.Tasman & swoop down the upper icefall before landing. Spend an exhilirating day using technical equipment to ...

Feeling Amped?  Then our Extreme Fox all day heli-hike adventure is for you; spend an exhilirating day on the West Coast's largest glacer and challenge yourself.

The Extreme Fox includes breathtaking return helicopter flights in and out of the Fox Glacier over lust rainforest.  Your pilot will point out New Zealand's highest peaks, Aoraki Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman as they loom ahead of you, and you'll swoop down over the upper ice fall of Fox Glacier.

Once safely landed on the glacier, you'll put on your crampons, (ice-hiking spikes) and forge your own unique trail through the dramatic terrain of Fox Glacier's steep upper icefall.

You might ford crevasses, using rope to travel, or be lowered into and climb out of moulin.  You  might climb short ice pitches or abseil down ice walls using an ice axe and crampon climbing techniques.  How much you do will depend on the day's ice conditions and the level of ability of your small group (3-5 people).

All the while,you can listen as your highly-experienced guide explains the nature of your glacier encounter and the environment you are exploring.  We'll also teach you how to use your technical climbing equipment.

You'll spend up to 7 hours on the ice, and then heli-transfer back to our base at Fox Glacier township.  

No one else guides a glacier experience like this, you'll be buzzing.

Day 1 : Extreme Fox: All Day Heli-hike Adventure
Before you leave home to come check in with us at our base building for the day, make sure that you fuel up with an energy-giving breakfast; you’ll need it. We’ll fit you out with a harness and other technical gear and equipment. Your guide will give you a comprehensive safety briefing and prep you on what to expect for the day; then we will transfer you to your helicopter. You’ll land on Victoria Flat and put on your crampons (ice-hiking spikes), then you are on the move. A good level of English comprehension is important as your guide gives you technical and safety instructions while you explore the upper icefall. What you will see and do will depend on the ice features on the glacier at the time. You might ford crevasses, use rope to travel, or be lowered into and climb out of moulin (deep ice holes). You might climb and abseil down ice walls, or ascend short ice pitches, using ice axe and crampon climbing techniques. How much you do will depend on the day’s ice conditions and the level of ability of your small group (3-5 people). You’ll break for lunch. Water is plentiful on the glacier, and it’s probably the purest you’ll ever drink. You’ll spend up to 6 hours on the ice, and then heli-transfer back to our base at Fox Glacier township.
Meals :None

No pick up/drop off option.  Fox Glacier is small, most people can walk from their accommodation (confirm with accommodator)

Our Base building opens at 8:30am daily and closing varies with seasonality (5pm in summer / 4pm in Winter)

Closed Christmas Day

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