Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Wow, what a fabulous hike!

Everyday Adventures

On the final day of my recent trip in New Zealand (see Southern Alps trip report) we decided to come down from Pioneer Hut a day early to avoid forecast storms in what proved to be the right decision. You can fly out from Pioneer Hut but like a lot of parties we opted to walk down to Chancellor Hut following the line of the Fox Glacier. We would take a helicopter out from Chancellor Hut as the retreat of the Fox Glacier has exposed the unstable moraine wall and the resulting risk of rock fall has removed walking the whole way out as a sensible option. We set the alarm for 5:00am in order to be well on the way before the sun was at its strongest and the snow at its softest. We roped up for Glacier travel as the route begins on the crevassed neve of…

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