Looking for an unforgettable adventure to Tasman Glacier? Fly in by scenic helicopter and go ice climbing in New Zealand's largest glacier!
Your adventure starts with a scenic helicopter fight taking you up the Tasman Valley to the best ice climbing location. You will take in awe-inspiring views of the home of New Zealand's big alpine scenery, watch for the Haupapa/Tasman glacier lake and marvel at the spectacular Hochstetter Icefall.
Once you arrive at the glacier, the experienced guides will teach you how to master basic crampon and ice axe techniques. Using ice tools and the front points of your crampons, you'll then climb vertical and at times, overhanging ice walls and pinnacles; or maybe you'll climb into a crevasse! You are always safely secured by a top rope attached to your harness at all times, so that you can comfortably enjoy your experience.
Book your Tasman Glacier ice climbing online with us today!
Departure time: 8:00 am
Location: 1300 metres (approximately)
Fitness level: medium - high
Tour duration: 8 hours (including approximately 6 hours of time on the ice)
Flight length: 7 minutes each way (approximately)
Meeting point: Aoraki Mt Cook Airport, Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, State Highway 80, 7999, New Zealand.
Please check-in at least 20 minutes in advance of your scheduled departure time.
As this activity has strictly scheduled flight times, refunds are not available if you miss your scheduled departure time.
Pick-up is available from Mt Cook village, from the following hotels or locations: Aoraki Court Motel, Mt Cook Alpine Lodge, Mt Cook DOC, Mt Cook Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook Lodge, Mt Cook YHA. Please note that pick-up from these locations is subject to availability.
There is no child price for this activity.
All children aged 13 - 16 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult.
What to bring:
3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing (jeans are not recommended on wet days, as they become very cold and uncomfortable to wear)
Warm trousers (jeans are not recommended on wet days, as they become very cold and uncomfortable to wear)
Sunglasses and sun protection
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.