Choose from 1, 2 or 3-hour glacier trekking on this thrilling once in a lifetime adventure!
Board a helicopter and fly over the Juneau Icefield, massive glaciers, towering mountain peaks and lush rainforests to one of our local glaciers for an active adventure of glacier trekking!
The one hour “Glacier Walkabout” is a non-strenuous interpretive walk. Our guides provide detailed explanations of the glacier environment, the surrounding area, and teach proper use of the mountaineering equipment provided. The amount of walking is moderate, over relatively flat to rolling terrain with abundant photo opportunities.
On the 2-hour “Glacier Trek”, there is an early emphasis on learning the proper use of the mountaineering gear and understanding the glacier features and hazards so that more remote areas of the glacier can be accessed during the trek.
You will experience physical activity interspersed with detailed explanations of the glacier environment and surrounding area. Participants should be comfortable hiking approximately two miles over uneven and sometimes steep terrain. No previous experience is necessary but bring your camera and an appetite for adventure.
The 3 hour “Extended Glacier Trek” includes three hours of hiking and climbing over the rugged terrain of the glacier. Upon landing, your guide teaches the basics of glacier travel and then leads your group on an exploration of the most pristine and remote areas of the glacier.
Opportunities for adventure photos abound as you are introduced to and practice basic climbing and rope techniques enabling you to safely climb and descend ice walls.
The amount of walking is extensive and often on steep terrain with some technical climbing. No experience is necessary, however you should be in good physical condition and have an open mind for adventure.
INCLUDED: Rainproof jacket and pants, hard-shell mountaineering boots, pack with tissues, water and granola bar, trekking pole or ice ax, gloves, crampons.
RESTRICTIONS: Minimum ages are 8 years old for the 1 hour, 12 years old for the 2 hours, 15 years old for the 3 hours. Passengers weighing 250 lbs. or more will be allocated additional space in the helicopter and will be required to pay a surcharge at the time of booking.
CANCELLATION: Reservations must be made at least 7 days prior to departure in order to receive a full refund.
WHAT TO WEAR: Regardless of the apparent weather conditions, we recommend dressing in layers. It is usually 10 degrees colder on the glacier than in town. Please include the following items as you prepare for your trip: sunglasses, camera, film, battery, long pants, mid-height athletic socks.
MEETING INSTRUCTIONS: Pick up locations are at the cruise ship docks, or at any of the major hotels in downtown Juneau.