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Highlights: Combine the excitement of walking on New Zealand’s biggest glacier with the thrill of breathtaking scenic helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand’s largest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook.
You fly in to your drop off point on a remote part of the glacier.
In summer your guide will outfit you with special ice spikes for your feet, called crampons, designed for hard ice glacier conditions.
During the winter months when there maybe snow around you may use snow-shoes or a combination of both.
Then you’ll go exploring the amazing ice formations, following your guide as she/he cuts steps in the glacier, using skills handed down from NZ’s mountain pioneers.
Your trip finishes with another spectacular scenic flight back to our Aoraki/Mt. Cook base.
Every journey is unique, because the glacier is changing all the time and our experienced guides are always finding something new and interesting to show our visitors.
Time on the ice is up to 2 hours, weather permitting.
Two scenic flights
Day 1 : The Adventurer
Combine the excitement of walking on New Zealand’s biggest glacier with the thrill of breathtaking scenic helicopter fly-bys of New Zealand’s largest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook. You fly in to your drop off point on a remote part of the glacier. Your guide will show you how to put on your crampons (ice spikes) and lead you; together you’ll safely explore the ice features on the glacier. Every journey is unique, because the glacier is changing all the time and our experienced guides are always finding something new and interesting to show our visitors.
Departs: All year round - weather dependent
Pickups: 8.45am or 10.45am or 12.45pm from Aoraki Mount Cook Airport, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, State Highway 80 7999.
Return: after 3hrs
What to Bring:
3-4 layers of warm clothing (no jeans). Sunglasses and sun protection. Hat Camera Drink and Snacks.
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