We all arrived at Frans Joseph, some a little worst off than others. We're all sharing a room at the Chalet Frans, its a good little hostel with a hot tub and the most stunning views.
We're staying here 2 nights. the other have gone off to do there tours today. Ive manged to arrange to go horse riding, at last!!. It was a wicked ride following the river around with the mountains in the background along with the glacier. We all meet up later in the bar but i need a early night because imgoing ice climbing tomorrow, another early start!!.
The ice climb beginings with a 2km trek to the base of the glacier carrying ice picks, clampons and hard hat and of course lunch. We then get kitted up and head into the glaicier wearing our clampons which are actually quite hard to walk in. Then we have a first climb. ITs quite a strange feeling hanging onto the ice with 2 picks and 6 spikes in your shoes holding you up, but you also feel quite safe. Surprise, surprise but i was freezing. THere was 6 of us climbing so you had to wait your turn hanging around a big ice cube. but it was fasinating. We did 8 climbs altogher the last one bing the hardest which was a slight over hang.
That night we all went out to the Blue ice bar. There was a good crowd in there of locals and travellers, so a fun night was had by all. 3 hours later we were up and on the bus again.