The fox glacier, a glacier to climb.
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What to do. That was the question this morning. I had the choice of going to climb the glacier to the top, this would take all day, or choose for the half day walk and just walk 1 hour on the glacier. I go for the half day walk together with Rudy and Ella. We left at 9 and we drove just 30 minutes and were there at a parking spot. Because we were only 3 we would join another group of 7, I think. The first hour we had to walk to the glacier over a normal "road". Then there was a climb along the glacier through the woods to get to the top. This was quit hard, but we had a few rests during the climb. Finally we arrived at the blue ice. They give us a stick to keep in touch with the ground. Walking on the glacier itself is not that hard; we were equipped with crampons, or spikes that we attached to our shoes. These will help bite onto the glacier ice when walking. But at some places they cut 'steps' for us to make it more easy. With the guide we walked just over an hour on the glacier. No rain at all but clowdy. This was better to see the blue in the ice. Oké thats good, but I would rather have some sun and a blue sky. So headed back to the bus we saw a Kea, a native bird. They were not scared for people anymore. Back in the hotel we had our lunch and the rest of the day we were exploring the "town" fox. Diner in the evening was at Neve, just across the street.