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.