School Glacier Expedition – Brewster Glacier ablation

Today we left the hut at 9 am and hiked 200m higher and then horizontally leftwards (North) to the glacier. The weather was fine and by midday we were roped up to step off the rock onto the ice. Initially this is a bit hazardous as the ice is undercut and could potentially break off …

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School Glacier Expedition – Tasman Lake

This morning we got up early to have a close up look at the Tasman Glacier Lake. The icebergs had moved a lot since my visit a month ago, but I could still recognise some of the bigger ones. We scrambled down the moraine below the viewpoint and walked along the edge of the lake …

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GNS Science School Glacier Expedition – Mueller Hut

This trip to the glaciers involves 3 students from Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School in Lower Hutt. We are going to help with some glacier monitoring at the Brewster Glacier near Haast Pass, with a brief visit to Mount Cook village on the way, and a short stop at Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers on …

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Aoraki Mount Cook ice core site reconnaissance

As well as having detailed discussions and poring over maps and images today, we took a ski plane flight to get a close up look at the possibilities. I have flown over the mountains of Aoraki/ Mount Cook National Park many times, but they never fail to impress. Have a look at my Mount Cook …

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