The Year 12 Geographers headed to Aoraki Mt Cook to explore the Tasman Glacier and walk up the 1500 stairs on the Red Tarns track. The aim was to collect research data and get a hands-on experience of the glaciation processes and their impacts. Highlights from the trip were definitely the Glacier Explorers boat trip on Tasman Lake where students saw the Tasman Glacier in person and ate 300-600 year old  ice that had calved from the glacier earlier this month. The next day, after climbing to 1,000m above sea level we reached the top of the Red Tarns walking track for a view of Aoraki and the surrounding environment – the legs were still feeling this over the weekend.