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The fly-in, fly-out helihike combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. By flying in you are able to access and explore a part of the glacier where its forces work hardest and often create spectacular ice caves and arches.
Equipped with sturdy leather boots and other equipment, you board the helicopter for your first flight over the pinnacles of the lower icefall. Here, the ice is in constant motion. You then circle the upper icefall and Victoria Falls before landing.
Your landing site on the ice is a remote and exceptionally beautiful part of the glacier. At this stage, your guide outfits you with crampons, specially designed for these ice conditions and you follow the ice steps cut by your guide as you explore the amazing formations and ice caves which are only seen here.
Each departure is a true voyage of exploration. There are so many changing features that the guides always find something new. Weather permitting, ice time is about 2.5 hours.
Please note that this is a natural and ever changing environment. Ice features change constantly and no guarantee can be given that specific features will be seen.
Minimum of 4 people required (if you have less than 4 people in your group, we will do our best to put you on a trip with other people).
Maximum guide to customer ratio is 1:11
Fitness level required: low to moderate
Trip Duration: 4 hours
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Cost includes: two helicopter flights, guide, ground transport, leather boots, socks, crampons
Minimum age: 9 years
Our Flying Fox: Helihike departs daily at:
During the summer months (October - April) we also offer a departure time of:
We only have limited spaces available so please book in advance to avoid any disappointment.