My Friends and I did the Half day Walk with Fox Glacier Guiding and it was a Brilliant Choice. We were well Knitted up at the shop. They Provide boots, socks and crampons. They did a safety briefing before we set off just to make sure we are prepared. The Glacier was only a short 10 mins Bus ride from The Town Of Fox Glacier. Upon arrival, The Guides started Grouping us together for the 1 hour hike up to the Glacier Front. Along the way, our Guide Josh explained to us the process of Formation for the Glacier and how The Glacier Retreat and lengthen. We chatted on for a bit and he also gave us heads up on our adventures ahead in NZ. The Weather was brilliant, Very Sunny, Clear View with little cloud cover. Lots of Photo op. Upon reaching The Glacier front, we were lucky to Witness a Huge Chunk of Glacier Ice breaking Off and collapsing into the river below creating a Huge Surge of River Melt that rushes downstream. We Continued on after the Glacier Front Barrier(only accessible to Guiding Tours) and were given walking Sticks and don on the crampons for Ice walking. The Guides were constantly on standby and painstakingly ice carve the Glacier with man made steps for easy walking. The View Up on the ice was amazing with snow cap mountains in the background! It was sunny but abit chilly up on The Ice. This is a good morning workout rewarded with stunning views. Highly recommended to do.
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