This adventure involves hiking, glacier trekking, and ice climbing as you trace the path of glacial succession on the Mendenhall Glacier. It features close-up views of ice caves, streams, crevasses and other unique glacial formations, with professional guides providing expert instruction and interpretation. The trip begins with a three-mile trail hike through the rainforest and along Mendenhall Lake; with an elevation gain of 500 feet and sections that take you off the beaten path, it will take approximately two hours to reach the glacier. Once there, you will be outfitted in trekking gear. Choose to spend your time trekking on the glacier looking at the stunning glacial formations, ice climbing, or rappelling on more vertical terrain. Guides instruct you step by step on how to trek in crampons and use an ice axe on glacial terrain. With the use of ice axes on a beginner slope, they will teach you the basic techniques of climbing up and down on an ice wall. Be ready for a great adventure!
- Walking & Biking
5 and Above
In a region so undiscovered that it’s known as the ‘Last Frontier’, the team at Entrée Alaska are passionate explorers. We’re anglers, dog mushers and float plane enthusiasts. Alaska is a vast and complex region, and we specialize in making sense of it all, creating a meaningful connection between our guests, the local people and the land. We know the finest corners to fish, the remote regions to spot feeding grizzlies and the best lodges where the hosts live and breathe Alaskan hospitality. We live and breathe ‘wild’, giving our guests an insider’s glimpse into the some of the most unspoiled wilderness on earth.
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