Enjoy a helicopter ride and spend the day climbing the spectacular ice walls in the upper part of the Fox Glacier!
If you're looking for a real adventure in New Zealand, look no further. Your day begins with being equipped with specialised mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes and technical gear. You will then fly by helicopter to the ice while enjoying breathtaking views of the majestic Fox Glacier and surrounds. On the spectacular ice walls in the upper part of the Fox Glacier, you will experience the exhilarating sport of ice climbing, learning from the experts. Your guide will tailor the day to offer variety and challenge to you with regard to your skill level.
You'll get to use ice tools and the front points of your crampons to climb vertical and at times, overhanging ice walls and pinnacles. But don't worry, you are secured at all times by a top rope attached to your harness. Your professional guide will be with you and instruct you with amazing skills. After mastering basic crampons and ice axe techniques, you can challenge yourself with longer and steeper pitches. After a day of adrenaline, you will be transferred by the helicopter and enjoy some different ice views on the return route.
Get out of your comfort zone and book your Helicopter and Ice Climbing Adventure with us today!
Meeting point: 44 Main Road, State Highway 6, Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
Children under the age of 13 cannot take part in this activity.
Children aged 13 - 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Hike level (difficulty): Moderate/difficult
Group size: The maximum group size is 4 people per guide.
Departure time: 8:15 am
Duration: 8 - 9 hours
Maximum weight: 116kg
This activity is not available on Christmas Day.
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.
Physical ability: While no previous experience is necessary, a good level of fitness and agility is required.
The operator reserves the right to shorten or cancel trips if your health, fitness or ability is not appropriate for the trip on which you are booked and in such circumstances, you will not be entitled to a refund.
We recommend purchasing travel insurance which includes cover for this tour.
Please note that drones are illegal to use, please leave it in your car if you have one.
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)
Sunglasses and sun protection (including for your lips)
Lunch, snacks and water
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 activity.
The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.