Browne Fox: Chancellor Dome (Overnight) Heli-Trek

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FITNESS LEVEL
Good
DURATION
2 Days
DEPARTURE TIMES
7:45am (Seasonal 1 October - 31 May)

OVERVIEW

Day One:
The first day of this trip is essentially the same as the Chancellor Dome Heli-Trek, except that you do not fly back to the Fox township at the end of the day. Instead, you relax in the tussock by Chancellor Hut and drink a glass of wine, while your guide prepares dinner and watch the spectacular sunset on the Tasman Sea below.

Day Two:
Depending on your interests and fitness, you have two options on this day. You can explore the fantastic alpine gardens and waterfalls of the Chancellor Shelf, where there is a good chance of viewing chamois (mountain antelope), kea (nestor notabilis), the world’s only mountain parrot and, in season, the glorious great mountain buttercup (Ranunculus lyallii) and mountain daisy (Celmisia coriacia). A more adventurous option is to descend through the alpine vegetation zones to the glacier. The ice features of Victoria Flat can then be explored before the helicopter arrives to return you back to the Fox Glacier township.

This is a truly magnificent and complete experience – climb a mountain, explore a glacier, overnight in a historic hut and feel the moods of the mountains.

Maximum guide to customer ratio is 1:3. We require a minimum of 2 people for this trip to go ahead

WHAT TO BRING

  • Drink Bottle
  • Sunscreen and lip protection
  • Sunglasses and sunhat
  • Thermal top and bottoms
  • Trousers (no jeans)
  • Long-sleeved sun shirt
  • Back pack (approx 40L)*
  • Wool hat and gloves*
  • Boots and socks*
  • Gaitors*
  • Rain proof jacket and over trousers*
  • Mid layer thermal top/insulation
  • Any medication you may require
  • Toiletries
  • Change of clothes for the hut
  • Torch or headlamp
  • Small towel
  • Camera

What We Supply

  • We are able to provide items with a * free of charge
  • Sleeping bag and liner
  • Evening meal/snacks/breakfast and lunch for both days
  • Harness
  • Ice axe
  • Helmet
  • Walking pole
  • Crampons
  • All other specialist equipment

FAQs

  • What Should I Bring
    You should bring a change of clothes (we have some hire/loan equipment and a good range of reasonably priced mountain clothing in our shop), Toiletries, Sunglasses and sun protection, Camera
  • How long is trip
    2 Days

PRICING

We accept payments from Visa & Mastercard. We DO NOT accept American Express or Diners Club.
Adult NZ$ 999.00 (GST incl.)
Cost includes Two helicopter flights, guide, ground transport, lunch and dinner on day one, breakfast and lunch on day two, technical equipment, hut fees, boots and socks, waterproof raincoat and over trousers, sleeping bag and liner, gloves, hats and packs if required.
Valid until 30 September 2017

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