Monday, January 21, 2013

Franz Josef Glacier Hike 2, FJ, NZ

Hiking in a glacier was pretty cool. 

Our guide, Chris, said that the ice looks so dirty because in each rain drop there is a dirt particle that the drop forms around... when it lands on the ice, the dirt is then exposed. (Also... the mountains around the glacier create dust and dirt whenever there is a rock slide or something.)

Our group... (I was the caboose for a while)

That's a pretty big pile of ice considering how small that person is!

Tiny people that just got dropped off by the helicopter in another group...

The guides use axes to cut steps like these into the ice for us hikers...

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