Full-Day Ice Climb

Trip Description

Come join KWG for a day of Ice Climbing on the Root Glacier. With our group sizes being no bigger then 4 clients to 1 guide, you are guaranteed the personalized experience that KWG is known for.

The day starts with the same interperative 2 mile hike as our other glacier hikes.  Once at the glacier’s edge, we change from our hiking boots to hard plastic climbing boots and crampons and head onto the glacier.  

Never been climbing before?  No problem, the Root Glacier offers plenty of variety for beginners and advanced climbers.  We will outfit you in all necessary gear and supply you with plenty of instruction to challenge you, build skills,  and make it fun.  .

Are you an experienced ice climber who is looking to amp up the difficulty level for the day? Ask us about a private guide, tell us about your previous climbing history, and let us create a steeper and more technically demanding day then our normal group trip.

7 – 9 hours

medium hard  (medium – hard)

Terrain Challenges May Include:
Uneven trail walking surfaces with some loose rocks, and uneven glacial surface with short, steep gain or loss of elevation while using crampons. Steep, technical climbing requiring upper and lower body strength.

Anyone who feels up to 8 hours of activity can enjoy this hike. No prior experience is necessary.

Group hikes leave at 9:30 am. Private hikes leave anytime before 11 am. Both private and group trips include a shuttle from McCarthy (if that is where you are staying). The shuttle will meet you at the footbridge or in McCarthy area at 9:00 for the 9:30 hike, or 30 min before an arranged meeting time for a private hike.

This trip leaves from the KWG office, which is located on main street Kennicott, across from the Kennicott Glacier Lodge.

2022 Pricing

2022 Group Pricing
(Max Group Hike Ratio 1 Guide : 4 Clients)
$155 per person

2022 Full day Ice Climb Private Guide Pricing

Private trips allow you and your guide to design the day that meets your goals and objectives.
$20/child discount for all children 12 and under on all private day hikes (issued at final payment)
$5/person discount for AK residents & Active Military and family. Valid with current I.D. (Issued at final payment)
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