Foxtrot: Half Day Walk
Price from £66 per person
From Fox Glacier Village, board a historic bus for a short drive through rainforest and into the glacial valley. The guide then leads on a walk beside the river bed and up the side of the glacier, either on a track which zig-zags slowly uphill for 45 minutes through ferns and regenerating temperate rainforest, or on one that leads up the moraine wall of the glacier. At this point participants are fitted with instep crampons to follow the ice steps cut by the guide. The route leads onto the ice amongst crevasses and ice ridges and into the middle of the glacier for spectacular views of the icefall and lower glacier. At least 1 hour is spent on the ice. Depending on glacial conditions, return to the bus using either track.
Boots and socks, crampons, waterproof raincoat and over trousers, alpenstock.
Months: Year Round
Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Does not operate on Christmas Day