— Iceberg Basecamp with Ice Climbing – New for 2018! —

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Having been to Alaska once previously on a family trip, I looked forward to experiencing the remoteness, vastness, and beauty of the Alaskan wilderness that lies beyond the usual tourist routes. Wrangell-St. Elias NP is, in my experience, one of the best places to find Read More >

Tom W Backpacking Iceberg Lake Basecamp 2009

Remote Alaska Ice Climbing

Combine the remote beauty of a fly-in basecamp hiking trip with the thrill of ice climbing on a glacier located deep within the Chugach Mountains. This 4-day trip is a great fit for folks who want to try their hand at ice climbing, explore the area with day hikes, and enjoy the beauty of wilderness camping. Surrounded by glaciers and peaks in every direction, there are limitless opportunities for exploration on your “rest days” from ice climbing. Head south to gain beautiful views toward the Bagley Icefield, or north to hike a high alpine pass and view a pristine turquoise lake, nestled in between the steep mountain walls.

On climbing days, you and your guide will hike north, onto a wide, flowing glacier where you will set up ropes and climb. Experienced in glacier ice climbing, your guide will “teach you the ropes,” including how to belay, how to properly use your equipment, and how to use proper ice climbing technique. As you dial in your ice climbing skills, you may choose to move to another area of the glacier with more challenging climbing terrain. At the end of the day, you and your guide will return back to camp, enjoy a hot meal, and prepare for the next day’s adventures.

Highlights

  • 3 nights camping out in the rugged Chugach Mountains
  • Beautiful views of sharp peaks, hanging glaciers, and the Bagley Icefield
  • Expert ice climbing instruction from our professional guides
  • Spectacular bush plane flights!

“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”

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