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Choosing between glaciers

by goingunder Online Now Feb 28, 2004 at 5:59 PM

I don't have time to visit both Franz Joseph and Fox Glaciers. I would like to do a heli-hike of one. Which one would be best for this type of activity?

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    Re: Re: Choosing between glaciers

    by kenmerk Online Now Feb 28, 2004 at 6:14 PM

    I asked the same kind of questions when I was there last year. Most locals I talked to said that if you are hiking up from the bottom, then the Franz Josef is the better hike. (easier to reach the ice falls and pinnacle areas of the glacier) However, if you are hitching a ride up on a helicopter, it probably doesnt much matter which glacier you pick, the helicopter will set you down close to the interesting areas to see.... Have fun....

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    Choosing between glaciers

    by kiwi Online Now Feb 28, 2004 at 11:47 PM

    Oh and it'll be a long time before Franz Josef melts away, don't panic!

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  • Re: Choosing between glaciers

    by Happy_hippie Online Now Mar 4, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Both Glaciers are very similar. But the community and customer service in Fox Glacier are better.

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