Glacial Fins, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
Life highlight for me! Helicopter aerial tour of the Franz Josef Glacier followed by a glacier landing and a 2 hour hike with crampons, hiking poles and a pick axe! The Franz Josef Glacier is only one of three glaciers in the world that terminates in a rain forest. (The other two are found in New Zealand--the Fox Glacier--and in Argentina.) It really is something else to be hiking on a blue-ice glacier and to see lush rainforests in the distance. Up so high, I felt like I was walking on clouds!
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