Advanced Trek

Take your Matanuska Glacier Experience to the Next Level.

Go further and higher on the glacier and get up close to bottomless crevasses and the top of the ice fall. Your experienced guide will set up a rope and anchor system to allow you to safely explore some of the more technical features of the glacier.

  • What to Expect
    • 5 1/2 hours of technical Matanuska Glacier trekking
    • Guide narration of exciting glacial features and stunning views from higher areas around the Ice Fall
    • A closer look at crevasses and moulins using a rope and anchor system
    • A faster-paced, smaller group than the Ice Fall Trek
  • Special Promotions
  • Book now and you’ll receive valuable promotional codes for the following:

    Save 35% on the Extreme Zip Adventure

    Save 15% on Luxury Camping

  • What to Bring
  • For the Advanced Trek we require you to have:

    • A backpack with room for gear. If you don’t have one, we have some available for you to use!
    • Long Pants
    • Hiking boots that come over your ankle. If you don’t own a pair, we have some available for your use!

    Our recommendations on clothing and gear:

    • Quick dry clothing (not cotton). Usually a good pair of hiking pants works great. Ski pants and jackets are not necessary
    • Rain gear, even if it isn’t raining
    • Liner gloves
    • Long synthetic or wool socks
    • Extra warm layers
    • Snacks and water or a packed lunch
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera

    What NOT to bring:

    • Bear Spray
    • Fire Arms
    • Alcohol
  • Reviews
  • Advanced Trek Far Exceeded My Expectations
    We went on the Advanced Trek of Matanuska Glacier with Scott. The entire experience exceeded my expectations. Scott was very safety conscious, informative, and worked well with the team which made for a very enjoyable and rewarding day. The moderate physical activity was well worth it. I highly recommend this trek with MICA Guides.”

No experience is needed for this trip; however, you should be able to walk at a brisk pace and be comfortable scrambling over uneven terrain.  The Advanced Trek offers great photo opportunities and the chance to explore more of the glacier with a smaller group and one of our most experienced guides. You may even get to try rappelling or ascending ice slopes on fixed lines. This trip does not include ice climbing. If you would really like to learn ice climbing and challenge yourself on some vertical walls try out our Ice Climbing trip.

Note: All trip times are approximate and include travel to and from the glacier

*Our Advanced Trek fee does not include the Glacier Park Access Fee, which must be paid upon Check In at the MICA Base. The current fee is $25 per person but is subject to change; we have no control over this access fee.*

No experience needed. Minimum age: 12 years.

Receive a coupon for 35% off our Extreme Zip Adventure after purchase!

Need Transportation to the Matanuska Glacier? We recommend Planet Earth Adventures for a great package deal. (There is no public transportation to the glacier.)

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