FOX GLACIER GUIDING: YOUR EXPERIENCE, OUR PRIVILEGE

Fox Glacier Guiding, West Coast, New Zealand

Take a breathtaking guided glacier walk onto the world famous Fox Glacier with New Zealand’s most experienced glacier guiding company.

Fox Glacier is the longest of the West Coast Glaciers and Fox Glacier Guiding has a long guiding history (guided walks first started in 1928) those years of accumulated knowledge and experience mean we are able to guide you with complete confidence.

Whether you are walking, heli-hiking or ice-climbing with us in this incredible environment, we can promise you memories you will never forget.

WHERE OUR TRIPS TAKE YOU

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The Flying Fox Heli Hike operates on the Victoria Flat area which is situated at 800 metres above sea level and is approximately 200 metres thick. Here the forces of nature work hardest, creating spectacular ice features.
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Ready for more adventure? The Extreme Fox: All Day Heli Hike uses technical equipment to push on up into the spectacularly stunning upper icefall. How far you get depends on the ability of your small group. One cubic metre of ice weighs about 980 kg which puts the enormity of the seracs in this area into perspective.
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If you've ever wanted to try Ice Climbing, the Fox It Up: Heli Ice Climbing is tailor-made for novices and experts alike. The feeling of achievement at the end of a day of challenging yourself is euphoric. The ultimate Ice Climbing location is chosen on the day.
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Life at the terminal face is very dynamic, where ice collapses can often be seen. You may wonder why it is so dirty. As the glacier retreats, ice that has held up the valley walls for thousands of years is no longer there. The valley walls collapse onto the glacier, covering it. This acts as insulation and slows the rate of retreat, this has to be a good thing, right?
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Tens of thousands of years of glaciation has rounded off Chancellor Ridge to form Chancellor Dome. Sitting at 2004m (weather permitting), this is the lunch stop on the Browne Fox: Chancellor Heli Trek experiences. You’ll be in awe of the immense expanse that is the Fox Glacier neve and the views of NZ’s highest mountains.
TESTIMONIALS
"From all the experiences we had in the 18 day tour of NZ this was one the best... It was a fantastic experience that I am sure none of us will ever forget."
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The Flying Fox Heli Hike operates on the Victoria Flat area which is situated at 800 metres above sea level and is approximately 200 metres thick. Here the forces of nature work hardest, creating spectacular compression arches.
2
Ready for more adventure? The Extreme Fox: All Day Heli Hike uses technical equipment to push on up into the spectacularly stunning upper icefall. How far you get depends on the ability of your small group. One cubic metre of ice weighs about 980 kg which puts the enormity of the seracs in this area into perspective.
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If you've ever wanted to try Ice Climbing, the Fox It Up: Heli Ice Climbing is tailor-made for novices and experts alike. The feeling of achievement at the end of a day of challenging yourself is euphoric. The ultimate Ice Climbing location is chosen on the day.
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Life at the terminal face is very dynamic, where ice collapses can often be seen. You may wonder why it is so dirty. As the glacier retreats, ice that has held up the valley walls for thousands of years is no longer there. The valley walls collapse onto the glacier, covering it. This acts as insulation and slows the rate of retreat, this has to be a good thing, right?
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Tens of thousands of years of glaciation has rounded off Chancellor Ridge to form Chancellor Dome. Sitting at 2004m (weather permitting), this is the lunch stop on the Browne Fox: Chancellor Heli Trek experiences. You’ll be in awe of the immense expanse that is the Fox Glacier neve and the views of NZ’s highest mountains.
TESTIMONIALS
"From all the experiences we had in the 18 day tour of NZ this was one the best... It was a fantastic experience that I am sure none of us will ever forget."