A Helicopter Ride – Fox Glacier (New Zealand)

The Fox Glacier, situated on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island is spectacular and especially so when viewed from the air.

On my recent climbing trip to this region we were ‘choppered into Pioneer Hut high up on the glacier.

 The Glacier, situated close to Fox town, or Fox as it is know to locals, is one of the most accessible glaciers in the world and the terminal face can be accessed with relative ease.

The helicopter trip to Pioneer Hut takes around 15 minutes and you travel approximately 15 kilometres to the top of the glacier, climbing from sea level to around 8,000 feet.

A number of helicopter companies operate from the township taking tourists on a short ride to view the glacier and if you ever get the chance be sure to take a ride…

 In the meantime, strap yourself in and join me on the ride to Pioneer Hut…

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8 thoughts on “A Helicopter Ride – Fox Glacier (New Zealand)

  1. Carol Page-Potter October 5, 2012 / 11:15 pm

    Amazing isn’t it?! I had the opportunity to take a similar ride and then hike on a glacier outside of Juno, Alaska about 10 years ago. A special, special moment.

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    • The Landy October 6, 2012 / 7:28 am

      Truly spectacular…!

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  2. barbara grandberg October 3, 2012 / 4:22 am

    thanks for taking me on my first helicopter ride :}

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  3. Julie Gomez October 2, 2012 / 11:59 pm

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. That was an awesome ride!

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    • The Landy October 3, 2012 / 12:26 am

      A pleasure, glad you took the trip with us…

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    • The Landy October 3, 2012 / 12:32 am

      It’s addictive!!

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  4. Maxi October 2, 2012 / 10:24 pm

    Like your header. Gotta say just lookin’ at those mountains makes me shiver. Probably because I’m from Central Florida, USA where we are called “flatlanders.” Lots ‘o luck on your climb.

    Blessings ~ Maxi

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