Ice Explorer Climb & Hike

Trip description

This trip is designed to get the best of all worlds from Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing.  Are you as equally interested in trying ice climbing as you are hiking and exploring?  Do some people in your group or family want to try climbing, and others don’t?

As our most popular private trip, we combine the excitement and technical skills of learning to climb while seeing some of the glaciers hidden gems.  We bring along harnesses and ropes so that even if you aren’t up for climbing, we can still set up anchors and tie into ropes to get a view into areas that we would never be able to see otherwise.

This is offered as a private trip only.  This allows our agenda to be a blank slate!  Call us to design the perfect day or tell your guide what your interests are and he/she will design a day and bring all the gear you need to make the most of it!

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.

Because this is a private trip only, we can leave anytime before 10 am. Are you late to rise, or did you have a long day of driving the day before? No problem. We include a shuttle from McCarthy or the footbridge (if that is where you are staying) to pick you up 30 min prior to your departure time.

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

2022 Pricing 

2022 Ice Explorer Climb & Hike Pricing (Private Only)

$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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