Ice climbing the Fox Glacier 1

Went through Fox Guides to get our asses up the Fox Glacier. Mitsy had this one brainstormed first, and we couldn’t say no since it looked so sick. It was a large part of the day, and our guide Sarah was a class act making sure we all got our hero photos and teaching us the basics of ice climbing on a glacier.

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Gearing up at the town before heading to the choppa.

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Oh snap, it’s getting real, taking the bus.

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Crew of 4 for the adventure.

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Pumped to get up in the air!

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Some Kea coming to say hi, they’re mountain parrots that chew up everything.

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First time in crampons.

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Marc, looking like a goddamn badass.

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Mitsy practicing her technique before we rope up and climb.

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Sarah our fearless leader.