Sounds like Gina had a blast on her recent Ice Explorer trip with Franz Josef Glacier Guides. We're glad to hear she got herself familiar with our "glacier clothes" including those crampons!
And yes Gina - arriving by helicopter is a pretty cool way to get onto a glacier. It's a long walk on foot, too long these days, the only way to the access the glacier for hiking is by helicopter. And we don't hear many complaints, flying over this incredible glacier is the only way to do it!
Check out the blog here posted by Gina on the Viator website.