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Fox Glacier Guiding Questions & Answers

What clothes do you wear at fox glacier?

We have a tour booked for February 2015

over a year ago Answer

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Brisbane, Australia
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What you wear really depends on whether you're climbing on the ice or just doing the glacier valley. I did a 3.5 hour tour on the ice in September last year, it was cold at the beginning (we did the morning one) but once the sun is overhead it's pretty warm. We took our own waterproof jackets and pants, they provided jackets for those who need them but not the pants. My boyfriend and I were the only ones able to sit down during it which was good because 3 hours on the ice is tiring! I wore light trackpants under waterproof pants, and a long sleeve shirt, puffy jacket and over that a waterproof jacket. When it warms up you will probably just want the waterproof and base layer. Gloves, hat, scarf and sunglasses would also be recommended. Also re: shoes, if you're climbing on the ice they'll give you crampons, special boots and socks so don't need to worry about taking good footwear. Also remember to take water and snacks!

over a year ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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You need to wear waterproof clothing and of course you will be provided with jacket, gloves, socks and shoes that suitable for hiking. Not forget to bring your sunglasses as it is more comfortable when you look at the glacier.

over a year ago
Hamilton, New Zealand
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when i went in August, i wore a thermal wear, a turtle neck long sleeves t-shirt and then another normal t-shirt. outer layer just a a normal waterproof jacket. They were suppose to give us a thick thermal jacket& pants to wear but didnt as the weather was warm and nice, If the weather is cold, they will give u a proper thick jacket to wear.

just need to make sure u have waterproof outer layers (top and bottom). Dont wear jeans because it will be cold if it gets wet (likely to get wet if you are sliding between the ice)

over a year ago
Melbourne, Australia
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The Fox Glacier guiding service provides walking boots, waterproof jacket & pants (if required). We walked to the face of the glacier in late September 2014, so I imagine that you could wear light clothing under a waterproof jacket, in February. Walking boots a must. Have an awesome time!!

over a year ago
Melbourne, Australia
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The guiding service provides walking boots and waterproof pants/jackets. We walked to the face of Fox Glacier in late September 2014, so I imagine that in February, you could wear fairly light clothing under a light waterproof jacket. Walking boots a must. Have an awesome time!!

over a year ago
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