High Peaks Hotel
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The only reason people go to Fox Glacier is the overpowerig presence of Mount Cook, Mount Tasman, Fox Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier and all the accompanying stuff of mountains and snow.
And the best way to see all this is by helicopter - given their ability to fly high and slow and land on the snowfields high in the mountains.
... and finally arrive at Fox Glacier about 4.30 pm Motel room is spacious and comfortable with all amenities .The view from our room is of the surrounding mountains and is spectacular ..Snow covered Mount Cook just out of sight. An evening walk around Lake Matheson and then light meal in our room admiring the scenery. Tomorrow we tackle the Glacier. .....perhaps a helicopter trip to land on ...
... the glacier, in caves and though the valleys. It was really good we were up there for about 3 hours. Came back down and it was decided we were going to just crack on and get back the time was around 5pm it gets dark around 9.30ish and lake Wanaka is around 3 hours away so we got in the car and Luce fell asleep after half an hour and I got my foot down Luce did ask if I was tired and need releaving but she had no ...
... went through into the changing area to get into all our gear which included waterproof over-trousers, hiking socks and boots, crampons and coat (as well as hats and gloves). After we had geared up we walked across the road to get weighed for our flight. The tour was a helicopter ride to the glacier then a 3 hour walk through the ice as you are unable to walk to the glacier anymore. The first few members of our group had been weighed when the guy ...
... top and nothing will stop us, weather is perfect, can't wait am sooo excited as is Peter.
The taking off was a bit scary, felt like saying "stop and let me off" but soon got use to it, I was sitting up front beside the pilot and it felt a bit weird when taking of. The view though was awesome, took so many photo's, it's hard to pick out a few good ones, won't bore you by putting them all on here though.
The Southern Alps of New Zealand are 720km long, the highest ...