Three of the Best – Franz Josef, Tasman and Fox Glacier

Three of the Best – Franz Josef, Tasman and Fox Glacier

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These are 3 of the most active and largest Glaciers in New Zealand with ice-flows in the region of 4 meters per day.

Spectacular.

Here are some photos to give you an impression.

Helicopter Flight
I have opted to take a helicopter flight. The weather is just good enough for us to take in 3 glaciers, 2 on the west side of Mount Cook and the Tasman on the east.

Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef, Takeoff. New ZealandFranz Josef. Takeoff.

Franz Josef Glacier, New ZealandFranz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier, New ZealandFranz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Fox Glacier
Fox Glacier, New ZealandFox Glacier, New Zealand

Fox Glacier, New ZealandFox Glacier, New Zealand

These are the two opposing watersheds West side.

Crevasses
Crevasses, Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Tasman Glacier
This is New Zealand’s longest glacier at 8km long.

Tasman Glacier, New ZealandTasman Glacier, New Zealand

Tasman Glacier, New ZealandTasman Glacier, New Zealand

Nothing can prepare you for coming round Mt. Cook and looking down from 10,000 feet on this monster, the mountains of the Cook range in the background.

It’s still difficult to believe it took so short a time to get up here.

If you were to climb, the gravity of the mountain, surroundings and views would be once in a lifetime.

But hey, we don’t all have the time and experience to climb 10,000ft mountains, so these photo’s go some way of reminding me how amazing a place this is.

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