ICE CLIMBING ON FOX GLACIER AND LAKE MATHERSON AT SUNRISE


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March 2nd 2007
Published: March 5th 2007
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HI FOLKS!!!!

HOPE YOUR ALL WELL AND ENJOYING MY WEB BLOG. PLEASE WRITE COMMENTS ABOUT IF YOU CAN FIND THE PLACE TO DO IT.


WELL THIS INSTALMENT OF MY BLOG I WENT TO THE FOX GLACIER, VERY SIMILAR TO FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER BUT A LOT QUIETER, NOT SO MANY TOURISTS COME TO THIS ONE, WHICH IS A MAJOR PLUS.

WE DECIDED FOR THIS GLACIER TO REALLY GET THE ADRENALINE PUMPING BY DOING ICE CLIMBING. IT SAME AS CLIMBING UP A ROCK FACE BUT THIS ONE IS ICE!! YOU MIGHT OF GUESSED THAT ALREADY!!

WELL I THOUGHT IT WAS BRILLIANT REALLY GOT INTO IT. AMAZING BEING LOWERED INTO MASSIVE CRAVESSES ABOUT 100MT DEEP AND SEEING THE BLUE ICE. BEN SAID IT WAS NOT HIS THING MAYBE AS HE ALMOST TOOK THE GUIDE OUT A FEW TIMES WHEN BEING LOWERED DOWN. ALL IN ALL BRILLIANT DAY.


NEXT DAY HEADED TO A LAKE CLOSE THE THE TOWN OF FOX GLACIER. MENT TO BE AMAZING AT SUNRISE TAKE A LOOK AT PICS YOU WILL AGREE. NOTICE IF YOU CAN THE MISTAKE WITH ONE OF THE PICS. TRY STANDING ON YOUR HEAD.!!


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FOX GLACIER

MY FIRST TASTE OF ICE CLIMBING ONLY HELD UP BY THE SPIKES ON THE FRONT OF SHOES.
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ICE CLIMB FOX GLACIER

ME IN ICE CAVE, NOTICE HOW BLUE THE ICE IS. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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VIEW FROM ON THE GLACIER
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CLIMBING UP A REALY DEEP CRAVESS IN THE ICE, GOT LOWERED DOWN ABOUT 10M DOWN AND HAD TO CLIMB OUT
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ICE CLIMB FOX GLACIER

ANOTHER BIG HOLE IN ICE REALY DEEP, GUESS WHAT WE GOT LOWERED INTO IT AND HAD TO CLIMB OUT.
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ME GETTING LOWERED INTO THE BIG HOLE
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FINALLY AT BOTTOM OF BIG HOLE
SUNRISE AT LAKE MATHERSONSUNRISE AT LAKE MATHERSON
SUNRISE AT LAKE MATHERSON

THIS PIC HAS A DILIBERATE MISTAKE!! ITS ACTUALLY UPSIDE DOWN. WOW!!!!!!!


6th March 2007

100 foot crevasses?
Superb photos Rick, look like you are having a whale of a time. Thought you would be used to being lowered into such big holes with your track record.....did you touch the sides?? Take Care, keep us updated.
14th March 2007

WoW
The picture is crazy it is really hard to tell if it is upside down or not I'm sooooo jealous I want to climb out of big ice holes.

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