Tourists who have taken a helicopter trip onto the Fox Glacier in New Zealand in February follow a guide. The Fox and Franz Josef glaciers have been melting at such a rapid rate that it has become too dangerous for tourists to hike onto them from the valley floor, ending a tradition that dates back a century. Photos: AP

Tourist hikes up New Zealand glaciers axed as they melt amid global warming

‘Like a loaf of bread shrinking in its tin’, the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, which drew nearly a million visitors last year, have receded so much, hikes up to them from below are now too dangerous

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Tourists who have taken a helicopter trip onto the Fox Glacier in New Zealand in February follow a guide. The Fox and Franz Josef glaciers have been melting at such a rapid rate that it has become too dangerous for tourists to hike onto them from the valley floor, ending a tradition that dates back a century. Photos: AP
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