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Hiking the Franz Josef Glacier

March 15th 2012
CRAZY hike today. After getting all our gear on (raincoat, boots, pack, "over trousers", crampons), we left the base at around 9:45am and took a bus to the park. After a ten minute walk through the rainforest, and a 45 minute walk across a valley and some streams, we made it to the bottom of Franz Josef Glacier and put the crampons on our feet to help grip the ice. It rained most of the day, so we ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Franz Josef

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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Tot: 0.116s; Tpl: 0.007s; cc: 4; qc: 26; dbt: 0.0167s; 26; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 3; ; mem: 6.4mb