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.
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.
WHAT TO BRING
Warm clothing including long sleeved tops and trousers (no jeans).
Lunch, snacks and a drink.
Sunglasses and sun protection.
PLEASE NOTE: Drones are illegal to use, please leave it in your car if you have one.
What We Supply
All technical and safety equipment
Waterproof raincoats and over trousers
Hats and gloves
We accept payments from Visa & Mastercard. We DO NOT accept American Express or Diners Club.
Adult NZD$525.00 (GST incl.) Valid until 30 September 2017
NZD$575.00 (GST incl.) Valid from 1 October 2017
Cost includes Professional guide, two helicopter flights, ground transport, modern technical and safety equipment, climbing boots and socks, special backpacks, waterproof raincoats and over trousers, hats and gloves
Minimum age 13 years (children between 13-16 must be accompanied by an adult)