Ice Cave Exploration

Under the edge of the Kennicott Glacier is a world that few get to see and experience. Glowing blue walls of ice, light seeping through cracks and holes, rushing and dripping water and loose rock and mud shifting under foot - this is not a journey for the faint of heart or shaky of foot, but one you'll not want to miss if you're up for the challenge!

Early season conditions/flooding often don't allow safe entry into the caves, so if you're hoping to do this trip plan on visiting after July 1st or so.

This trip can be very challenging. IT IS FOR FIT AND EXPERIENCED HIKERS ONLY! For that reason, we require that you participate in a half or full day glacier hike with us prior to signing up for this trip, and will not accept advance bookings unless you are a previous client of ours.

If you want the chance to see caves and are fit and experienced but only have one day to spend with us, we recommend that you advance book a custom/private full day glacier hike, where your guide may choose to take you to an ice cave at their discretion depending on your abilities and current conditions. Contact us for pricing depending on the size of your group.

Trip Highlights:

  • Blue light passing through walls of ice
  • Views out through cave entrance
  • Touching different textures of ice walls and ceiling
  • Feeling separate from the whole world

We can run these trips 10am and 3pm or on demand for groups of 4 or more. Last minute bookings only, glacier hike or equivalent activity with us required prior to booking.

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