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Off to Franz – final instalment

July 20th, 2011

Off to Franz – final instalment from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken heads off in search of "Avalanche Girl". And the mouth of the Franz Josef glacier.

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Off to Franz – Part Four – tea and stickies

July 19th, 2011

Off to Franz – Part Four – tea and stickies from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken enjoys a fine end to a day around the Franz Josef glacier. Tea and stickies. Except it’s coffee. And no cake. Too expensive.

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Long way down

July 18th, 2011

Long way down from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Waterfall. Cascading down on to the Franz Josef glacier. Eventually.

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Off to Franz – Part Three – at the glacier

July 18th, 2011

Off to Franz – Part Three – at the glacier from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken finally reaches the Franz Josef glacier. Accompanied by flask of tea. And lunch.

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Off to Franz – Part Two – on the trail

July 17th, 2011

Off to Franz – Part Two – on the trail from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken follows the trail to the Roberts lookout. Viewpoint over the Franz Josef glacier. Alone.

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Off to Franz – Part One – the walk-in

July 16th, 2011

Off to Franz – Part One – the walk-in from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

With a bit of improvisation, Ken heads off towards the Franz Josef glacier. Early.

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Road to Franz Josef

July 14th, 2011

Road to Franz Josef from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken continues his journey by bus towards the Franz Josef glacier.

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Heading south to Franz Josef

July 3rd, 2011

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Today’s Kiwese word: puck chez. What you take with a camera

I’d been in New Zealand for at least ten minutes before I’d decided I’d need to come back. So it’d made sense to focus on doing one thing well. Rather than attempting to cram lots in. And see little. So I’d decided to head for the Franz Josef Glacier on the western side of South Island. Spend a few days there. Exploring. Weather permitting. But the forecast was good. Cold but dry for the most part.

I’d chosen the Glacier for no other reason that a couple of billion cubic metres of solid ice sounded like a bit of preparation of Alaska. And, after all, I’d never been to NZ before. So, whatever I did, it’d be a new experience. Couldn’t loose.

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