Matanuska Glacier Advanced Ice Fall Trek

Matanuska Glacier Advanced Ice Fall Trek
Outdoor Activities > Hiking & Camping > Hiking
$349
Duration: 10 hours
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Description

ABOUT THIS HIKE
Take your Matanuska Glacier experience to the next level. Go a little further and higher on the glacier and get up close to bottomless crevasses and the top of the ice fall. Your experienced guide will set up a rope and anchor system to allow you to safely explore some of the more technical features of the glacier and go beyond the Ice Fall. Explore the hidden treasures of the Matanuska glacier on this 10-hour day trip from Anchorage. Use mountaineering crampons to actually "walk on water" as you hike the glacier with a professional guide. See close-up views of the best accessible features of the glacier including crevasses, seracs, unique ice formations as well as the high point with views of a beautiful ice fall. With round trip transportation, proper instructions, and the equipment necessary you will have a fantastic experience on an actual glacier.

You will be picked up from your Anchorage hotel and start the trip to Matanuska Glacier, an extraordinary place to experience beauty and adventure in the wilderness of Alaska. This tour starts in Anchorage with a 2-hr scenic drive along the Matanuska Valley.

With some and instructions and time to get all the necessary gear on, your hike starts at the toe of the terminal moraine and follows the path of the receding ice up the glacier. Once you arrive at the glacier, your guide will help you put your crampons on and explain how to navigate the glacial landscape. The ice fall trek features close-up views of the best accessible features of the glacier including crevasses, seracs and unique ice formations, as well as a high point with views of the beautiful ice fall. Even if the sky is grey or rainy the power of the glacier is still beautiful and amazing.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: This is MODERATE/STRENUOUS activity: Guests should be able to walk 3-4 miles on uneven ground. The longest required walk is three to four miles round-trip over a rugged terrain. Tour participants must be able to walk this distance. To get the most out this experience, we recommend that you are in relatively in good physical shape. Approximate time hiking is 4-5 hours.

ABOUT THIS HIKE
Take your Matanuska Glacier experience to the next level. Go a little further and higher on the glacier and get up close to bottomless crevasses and the top of the ice fall. Your experienced guide will set up a rope and anchor system to allow you to safely explore some of the more technical features of the glacier and go beyond the Ice Fall. Explore the hidden treasures of the Matanuska glacier on this 10-hour day trip from Anchorage. Use mountaineering crampons to actually "walk on water" as you hike the glacier with a professional guide. See close-up views of the best accessible features of the glacier including crevasses, seracs, unique ice formations as well as the high point with views of a beautiful ice fall. With round trip transportation, proper instructions, and the equipment necessary you will have a fantastic experience on an actual glacier.