Experience North Star

Level 3

Join us on the X-Trek, the ultimate Alaskan glacier adventure!

This trip 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.

ABILITY: No experience required. This trip requires extended physical activity. Participants should be in good physical condition.

MINIMUM AGE: 15 years

DURATION: Approximately 5 1/4 hours including transportation to heliport, safety briefing and gearing up, helicpter flight and a 3-hour hike on the glacier.

  • NorthStar tours are operated under permit with the U.S. Forest Service in the Tongass National Forest.
  • Landing sites are selected depending on various weather and glacier conditions. Clients may visit any of the following glaciers in the Juneau Icefield: Mendenhall, Taku, Norris, Herbert, Gilkey, Battle or Thiel.