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Friday, January 29, 2010

The Franz Josef Expedition




Franz Josef (Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere in Māori) is a 12 km long glacier located in Westland National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.



It is unique in the fact that it descends from the Southern Alps to less than 300 metres above sea level amidst the greenery and lushness of a temperate rainforest.

The area surrounding the two glaciers is designated a World Heritage Site.



The guide trying to find a suitable path in the ever changing crevasses




While rest of the team waits…



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On the move


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Another extremely narrow crevasse we had to cross



Ice Tunnel



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