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Friday, January 29, 2010

The Franz Josef Expedition

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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.

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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.

 

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

 

 

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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

 

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Ice Tunnel

 

 

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