New Zealand facts & history in brief
New Zealand Map
is the largest of the glaciers
in the world outside the polar regions,
29 kilometres long and nine kilometres wide.
There are more than 360 in the
Southern Alps of the South Island.
The glaciers carry large amount of
rock debris on their surfaces known
as moraine as they carve their
way move down the mountains.
We've trekked about half way up the
Tasman Glacier in 1984 and most of
the glacier we trekked on was moraine,
although we're told there
was ice underneath.
I didn't see, or feel any.
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