• 8 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancellation 6 Days Before Use
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Certain City Hotels Pick Up

Tasman Glacier Ice Climbing Experience

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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.


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Basic introduction:

  • 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) 

  • Group size: the maximum group size is 4 people per guide
  • Availability: all year round

Assembling arrangement:
  • 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.

Tips:
  • There is no child price for this activity.

  • Children aged 0 – 12 are not allowed to join this activity.
  • All children aged 13 - 16 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • A minimum of 3 people is required for a trip to proceed (if you have less than 3 people in your group, the operator will do their best to put you on a trip with other people).
  • Pregnant women, elderly people, customers who weigh over 115kg and customers with physical disabilities are unable to take part in this activity.
  • No prior ice climbing experience is required for this activity.
  • Physical ability: This activity requires a good level of physical fitness. 
  • English ability: You must have very good English in order to participate in this activity. This experience uses technical equipment to travel on raw glacier terrain. As you are out all day learning to use this equipment and navigating natural features it is mandatory that you can communicate, comprehend and follow instructions to a very high level. This is for everyone's safety and presently instruction is only given in English.
  • If you want to participate in this activity during the peak season (November to March), make sure to book well in advance. If you want to go climbing in the same group as your companions, do not book separately.
  • We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance which includes covers this activity.
  • We recommend booking your flights early in your trip with flexibility for weather changes. We don't want you to miss out!
  • Drones are illegal to use in the area. Please leave it in the car if you have one.
  • There are no facilities to buy food/drink at the Aoraki/Mt Cook airport so ensure that you have this with you BEFORE you arrive at check in.


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

  • Lunch, drink and snacks 
  • Warm hat
  • Camera
How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.

  • The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 6 days before use.
  • 50% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 4-5 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 3 days before use.
  • This activity is subject to favourable weather conditions; if cancelled due to poor weather, you will have the option of an alternative date or a full refund.
FAQs ASK
  • Q:Hi, I have booked this tour, I wanna confirm will the weather conditions affect our glacier trip?
    A:Hi there, thank you for booking with Kootrip! The operator will confirm the weather conditions ten minutes before your trip for the unpredictable weather of the Glacier and decide whether the tour can operate normally. You only need to check in at the front desk ten minutes before your trip and no need to call in advance. If your trip is cancelled due to poor weather, you will have the option of an alternative date or a full refund. If you have any other questions, please send us an email at service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Jimmy.
    2019/09/07
  • Q:Can I join this tour at any time of the year?
    A:Hi there, thank you for your question. This activity is available all year round except for Christmas Day. If you want to participate in this activity during the peak season (November to March), please make sure to book well in advance. If you want to go climbing in the same group as your companions, do not book separately. If you have any other questions, please send us an email at service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, June.
    2019/08/22

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