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Rivers of ice, Franz Josef, New Zealand travel blog

Rivers of ice

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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The day dawned sunny, and I was highly excited! We were off to do a heli-hike on the Franz Josef glacier. A helicopter was going to carry us high up onto the glacier, where we would explore the crevasses and ice caves. At the heliport we were given boots ...

Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Fox Glacier

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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The abundance of snow made the famous drive from Wanaka through the Haast Pass to the West Coast a winter wonderland. The alpine scenery was truly breathtaking as countless waterfalls cascaded through thick forest canopy into icy cold streams flowing ...

Mount Cook, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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We left Christchurch for Mt Cook stopping at Late Tekapo, a beautiful vast lake surrounded by snowy mountains. Once we'd negotiated the Japanese tourists we had a lovely walk along the lake and found a cracking spot for lunch!   We arrived in Mt ...

Crampons and axes!, Fox Glacier, New Zealand travel blog

Crampons and axes!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... managed this, the rest of the day was spent climbing progressively longer and steeper walls.  For this we had to add a new skill, which was belaying each other.  I have to say this wasn’t my greatest skill having absolutely no arm muscles ...