The Glacier Within

Heli ⋅ Glacier ⋅ Skills

1 Night

From $2,170pp (based on 5 pax)

A private guided glacial traverse for smaller groups. Expert glacial guides. Skills instruction. All technical equipment included. World class bucket list experience. 

ITINERARY

Day One:

Arrive at The Great Glenorchy Alpine Base Camp at 8:30am. You’ll meet your guide who will brief you in and check your gear. Your guide will take you to the nearby heliport where your glacial traverse experience will begin. At the end of your mission your guide will bring you back to Base Camp to debrief, freshen up, sauna and relax. Drinks and dinner at ‘Base Camp Food Over Fire’ from 6:00pm before you retire to your cosy mountaineer’s hut.


Day Two:

Breakfast from 8:00am and take your time checking out in the morning.

INCLUDES

⋅ Accommodation at Base Camp
⋅ Dinner at Base Camp Food Over Fire
⋅ All food in the field
⋅ Helicopter flights
⋅ 4X4 track transfers
⋅ All technical equipment

FITNESS

Moderate fitness is required for your adventure. We recommend at least 6 weeks of regular walks carrying a 5-8kg backpack. If your hiking boots are new, breaking them in during this training period is recommended to save discomfort in the field.

SeaSONAL CHANGE

Glaciers are subject to remarkable change throughout the year. We can access them all year round but the experience is different from Winter to Summer
 
During the winter months of July to September the glacier is covered in deep snow, in this winter wonderland snow shoes will often be worn (provided by us). As the snow melts back through the summer we change our footwear into crampons (provided by us) which provide the grip required when walking on the hard glacier ice.

RISKS

Of course there are risks associated with spending time in wild nature, especially off-track where we primarily operate.

Without trails, you will often find yourself on uneven ground, and will be carrying your own equipment which increases the liklihood of slips, trips and falls. Accidents such as this are much less likely to happen with sufficient preparations, for example, building fitness ahead of your trip, and ensuring the gear you bring is suited to the terrain. — If you need help packing, you can find our packlist here.

There are also regional risks associated with hiking in and around our National Parks. Risks like landslides, avalanches and rockfalls. For more information on risks such as these, you can visit the Mountain Safety Council resource page here.


Your safety is our priority and if you have any questions or concerns about the risks involved, ‘book a call’ to speak with our Glenorchy-based head of mountain operations, a qualified career expert in mountain safety who will welcome all queries.

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