Southern Alps

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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