5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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  • Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

Join an Alaskan wilderness adventure as you are introduced to glacier trekking on Mendenhall Glacier!

Highlights

  • Trekking adventure on Mendenhall Glacier
  • Visit and learn about various habitats including rainforest and rocky terrain
  • Hike around ice caves, streams and crevasses
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included

What You Can Expect

Mendenhall Glacier Trek and Climb

Mendenhall Glacier Trek and Climb

Trace the path of glacial succession as you introduce yourself to glacier trekking and the natural history of the Mendenhall Glacier! 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Unbelievable! My wife and I took a 7 day Inside Passage cruise and this was by far the best experience of our trip. Climbing down into a cave under the Mendenhall glacier was something unexpected and was the best part of the trek. The hike to and from the glacier is no joke so be prepared for a very challenging day. I have climbed many mountains in Colorado and this was as difficult as any of the climbs I have done.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2009

This trip is definitely for people who are in good shape and not afraid of hiking in a little rain. The day we spent in Juneau was very wet, but the experience of climbing on a glacier was worth the discomfort. The guides were experienced and enthusiastic. Make sure you bring comfortable hiking boots, it's best if they are waterproof.
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