Glacier Lake Canoe and Trail Hike with optional Ice Climbing

 

Glacier Perspective

Skip the 8 mile trail hike and canoe through ice bergs to the Mendenhall Glacier terminus. Don your hiking gear for a 1 mile hike to the glacier for a climb on the ice of the Mendenhall Glacier!

Hike through a lush rain forest on this active adventure, you will be introduced to glacier trekking and the natural history of the area.

Your professional guide will instruct you step-by-step on how to paddle, trek in crampons and use an ice ax on glacial terrain.

Your trip begins with a drive from your pick up point to the edge of Mendenhall Lake where you'll gear up, listen to a safety briefing and board your 8 passenger canoe. As you paddle across the lake keep an eye out for blue ice bergs, arctic tern nesting cliffs and giant waterfalls. Crossing the lake to the glacier's terminus, you'll leave your sea legs behind, don your hiking gear and trek about a mile where you'll venture onto the glacier ice. After your trek, return to your boat and paddle one more time across the lake with a new understanding of Mendenhall's natural history.

With a maximum of 12 people, this family-friendly adventure is a wonderful way to experience several of uniquely Alaskan activies.

Privately Guided Hikes Available for groups of 6 to 12.

Requirements

Other Information

Family Hike

Trip Activities: Paddling, Hiking, Glacier Trekking

Glacier Paddle/Trek/Ice Climb Time: Sample Itinerary (about 6.5 hours total time):

Tour Operator Provides: Professional guide, all necessary paddling equipment & glacier gear, rain jacket and pants, rubber boots permits, round trip transportation from cruise ship harbor, hearty and healthy snack, bottled water.

You Bring: Sturdy hiking shoes or boots, comfortable hiking pants, warm hat, fleece gloves, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Special Notes

Call or email to check pricing and request reservation: # ABAK-4b or ABAK-4c (privately guided trip)