Remember those incredible images taken by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand in his book The Earth From Above? His photos were so visually stunning it was hard to believe the scenery came from this planet! What made the images so remarkable was that Arthus-Bertrand took to the skies to capture his photos. He was able to capture a perspective that we miss completely from down on the ground.Yann Arthus-Bertrand
If you’re a keen adventurer, like the team here at Franz Josef Glacier Guides, you’re probably looking for maximum adventure when choosing an activity. We reckon the best way to do this is to take to the skies and access adventures from above! And we’re not talking an economy seat on a 747….
Around these parts we’re not just into hiking, we’re into heli-hiking. It’s a sure fire way to maximise the adventure factor when it comes to glacier hiking.
So, what’s your fancy? Hot air ballooning, hang gliding, helicopter, wing suit freefall from the edge of space Felix Baumgartner style? Whatever your preference, accessing adventure from above will not only add an adrenalin hit, it gives you the chance to soak in the scene below before setting your feet (or crampons) down on solid ground.
At Franz Josef Glacier, it’s helicopter access only! And there is no better way to get some perspective on just how big and stunning the glacier is than by seeing it from above. You'll realise just how difficult it would be to hike all the way to this location!
Most guests who heli-hike with Franz Josef Glacier Guides say that the helicopter trip is one of the most exciting parts of the adventure. For many, not only will it be the first time on a glacier, but also the first time in a helicopter. Talk about maximising the adventure factor!
Looking for some other ways to spice up your adventure? Have a look at this article from the adventure experts at Lonely Planet. They list a Franz Josef Glacier Guides heli hike as one of the world’s greatest airborne adventures.
We’ll see you at the launch pad!