— Ice Cave Exploration —
- Price: $115
- Trip Length: 3-4 Hours
- Difficulty: Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!
- Dates: Daily from July 1st to September 11th, 2022, depending on conditions
*June and early July trips unlikely due to conditions – check with us!*
*This trip may NOT be booked in advance – previous experience with us required!
*Sign up when you arrive!*
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Best Glacier Hiking in Alaska
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 underfoot – 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 your chances are better after July 1st or so.
This trip can be very challenging – it is for fit and experienced hikers only! For this 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 BOOKING 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 book a Private Full-Day Glacier Hike in advance. This way your highly trained guide will have an opportunity to assess your abilities and can potentially take you to an ice cave at their discretion, depending on the conditions. Contact us for pricing depending on the size of your group.
- 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 at 9 am or on demand for groups of 4 or more. No advance bookings! Last-minute bookings only. Glacier hike or equivalent activity with us is required prior to booking.
“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”
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