The Wigley: Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike

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FITNESS LEVEL
Low/Moderate
DURATION
3 Hours until 30 September 2017
    5 Hours from 1 October 2017
DEPARTURE TIMES
9:50am/12:50pm up to and including 30 September 2017
    8:15 am / 11:30 am from 1 October 2017

OVERVIEW

Top of the Tasman Glacier Hike Mt Cook

Explore the immense beauty of the upper snowfield of the Haupapa/Tasman Glacier, this is where its 23 kilometre journey begins. As you fly in to 2200 metres (7200 ft) onboard either your helicopter or ski plane, marvel as the rock and ice debris transforms to glistening white. You may even see an iceberg in the glacier lake.
Equipped with snowshoes or crampons, adjustable walking poles, harness and other equipment, you are ready to explore ice formations in this ever-changing environment; you’re in the heart and birthplace of New Zealand mountaineering.
Your flight home tracks down the eastern side of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook and the stunning Hochstetter icefall. You’ll return home with incredible memories of your experience in this vast mountain landscape.
This experience is named in honour of Harry Wigley, pilot and pioneer of the retractable ski for glacier and airfield landings.
Although the Haupapa/Tasman glacier is the primary landing site this may vary depending upon environmental conditions.

 

Flight Length
18 mins each way (approx)
Ice Time
up to 2 Hours until 30 September 2017
    up to 3 hours from 1 October 2017
Availability
All Year Round
Guide Ratio
1:6

WHAT TO BRING

  • 3 - 4 layers of warm upper body clothing (jeans are not recommended on wet days, as they become very cold and uncomfortable to wear).
  • Sunglasses and sun protection .
  • A daypack, a drink and snacks are useful.
  • A warm hat and gloves.
  • A Camera
      • WHAT WE PROVIDE
        • Socks
        • Quality Leather Boots
        • Adjustable Walking Poles
        • Harness
        • Water Proof Jacket
        • Water Resistant Overtrousers
        • Snow Shoes
        • Gloves

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PRICING

Adult NZ$549.00 (GST Incl) Valid to 30 September 2017
    NZ$575.00 (GST Incl) Valid from 1 October 2017
Children There is no child rate
Child Age Minimum age is 10 years
Cost includes two scenic flights, guide, quality leather boots, socks, gators, snow shoes, harness (if required), adjustable walking poles, jacket and over-trousers, gloves (an extra insulation layer is provided during winter)

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