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Private Trek On Mendenhall Glacier (9 Hours)

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Juneau, AK United States

Valid for Travel Now Through: 14 Apr 2019

Private Trek On Mendenhall Glacier (9 Hours )

Juneau, AK United States

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Experience Mendenhall glacier with a guide just for your private group! This tour will be tailored to your group’s needs and goals, whether its extra time at a feature, a faster pace, focusing on photography, or anything else.

Hiking to the glacier begins with 4 miles through towering Sitka Spruce and Hemlock in the largest temperate rainforest in the world. The trail becomes less defined as you follow your guide through dense brush, beaver ponds, and up rock scrambles. The trail is strenuous with about 800 feet in vertical elevation gain, and requires you to be sure-footed while crossing slippery stones and rock screes. It is all worth it when you climb the final ridge, and the jagged face of the glacier bursts into view with its river of ice coursing behind it.

The glacier is in constant change and its features disappear and reappear over the course of the season. After strapping on your micro-spikes, your guide will take you on a tour of the glacier's accessible features which may include exploring the other-worldliness of an ice cave, descending into crevasses carved by melt water, or peering into the deep blue well of a moulin.

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- This tour includes the use of mountaineering gear, backpack, rain jacket and pants, as well as a hearty snack and bottled water.
- Please bring/wear: sturdy hiking boots that provide good ankle support, hiking pants, warm hat, fleece gloves, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
- We do NOT provide you with boots. We do provide you with crampons.
- All clients will need to hike with a backpack weighing approximately 10lbs the entire way on this trip.

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