Glaciation in New Zealand – evidence of retreat in the last decade

The Alpine Glacier Project’s Antony Lockley reports from Fox Glacier on New Zealand’s South Island. Whilst the glacier advanced between 1985 and 2009, it has subsequently been in retreat.


Fox Glacier continues to be active, with ice movement between 1 to 5 metres per day dependent on elevation. Anthony’s video and photographic coverage clearly shows the extent of retreat over the last 10 years.


The ice surface, whilst accessible, is spectacular.

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