Named "Shore Excursion of the Season" by Princess Cruises in 2010 and 2011.
Join our experienced and energetic mountaineering guides on a rugged hike through the ever-changing glaciel icescape of the Juneau Icefield.
Join our experienced and energetic mountaineering guides on a rugged hike through the ever-changing glacial icescape.
On this 2-hour 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 envirornment 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.
ABILITY: No experience required. This trip requires physical activity. Participants should be in good physical condition.
MINIMUM AGE: 12 years
DURATION: Approximately 4 1/4 hours including transportation to heliport, safety briefing and gearing up, helicopter flight and a 2-hour hike on the glacier.