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  • Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
Spend your time in port in Juneau on an Alaskan wilderness adventure as you are introduced to glacier trekking on Mendenhall Glacier! This exhilarating shore excursion will show you a stunning piece of Alaskan nature. As you explore the glacier on foot you’ll see ice caves, dramatic crevasses and interesting glacial formations.

Highlights

  • Mendenhall Glacier shore excursion from Juneau
  • Trekking in a spectacular Alaskan environment
  • Various habitats including rainforest and rocky terrain
  • Ice caves, streams and crevasses
  • Certified guide and professional equipment
  • Snacks and water
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek and Climb

Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek and Climb

This Juneau shore excursion will impress everyone back on your cruise ship – you’ll regale your fellow passengers with tales of your Alaskan glacier adventure for the rest of your trip. The trip begins with a 3.5 mile (5.6km) trail hike through the rainforest along Mendenhall Lake. The first mile of the trail is well maintained and goes through forests with a few switchbacks, while the second 2.5 miles (4km) of the trail is hiking on bedrock with rock scrambling in some steep sections. This rocky terrain is challenging and off the beaten path.

Once reaching the glacier, you will be outfitted in trekking gear. With the use of crampons, enjoy trekking on moderate glacial terrain overlooking Mendenhall Lake. This trip features close-up views of ice caves, streams, crevasses and other unique glacial formations!Professional expert guides will provide training to ensure a safe and fun adventure on Mendenhall Glacier.

The Mendenhall Glacier Trek and Climb caters to all ages and abilities, however, clients must be in good enough shape to hike for up to
6-6.5-hours, covering about 8 miles (12.8km) roundtrip. The hike to the glacier is challenging and hiking with a backpack is required. The backpack is provided, weighs approximately 10-15 pounds and holds mountaineering gear, snacks/water, and any extra clothing that you would like to bring.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Juneau for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

We were fortunate enough to schedule this excursion prior to leaving for our cruise. Boy are we ever so happy we did. Simply put this excursion was well worth every minute and beyond description. We were hoping for a nice excursion where we would hike, climb and trek to and on the glacier as advertized and we were not disappointed. As a matter of fact we were surprised to the extent of time we spent on the glacier. Not only did we hike through the forest, climb bedrock, manage switchbacks, trek on the glacier but we also got to explore underneath the glacier and go into the ice caves. What an amazing sight it was walking into the ice caves. Words cannot describe the beauty, the colors and the feeling you get when you enter and walk into the ice cave.

Our guide Brad was stellar. Not only is he a trained guide he is full of local infromation, knowledge and facts of the area and glaciers and supportive of the entire group. It is obvious why Brad is a guide. He took us to areas we would never have thought we would get to see. This guy ROCKED.

Hiking and treking on top of the glacier is an experience everyone should do once in their life. Add to that going into the ice caves and you have the best excursion ever. No doubt about it. We took several excursion during our week in ALASKA and this was by far the best.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This was worth every penny! The guides treated this as more than just a job- you would have thought it was their own business. We had a good, scenic hike to the glacier, and then once one the glacier it was truly unique. I'm in my mid 30's and decent shape, and was not exhausted at the end. You need to come prepared as the brochure recommends. I had great weather on my trip but it would be much more challenging in the rain. Check the forecast even though they bring gear to cover you. Pictures will not do this amazing trip justice. I cannot be more in favor of this trip than this, and I am a tough judge!

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