Advanced Trek

Take your Matanuska Glacier Experience to the Next Level.

This trip is appropriate for adventurous travelers seeking a full day of glacial exploration.  Our experienced guides will take you to a remote area of the glacier and use a rope and anchor systems to safely access some of the most spectacular features of the Matanuska including moulins, crevasses, and blue pools.

Your day begins with a demanding 2 mile hike over uneven glacial moraine to a remote area of the glacier past the crowds. Depending on your group’s ability and pace, this hike takes approximately an hour to an hour and a half and involves walking over loose rocks, muddy ice, and steep slopes. While strenuous, this hike allows our groups to escape the larger crowds on the lower glacier and access some of the most beautiful features the Matanuska has to offer. This trip is best suited for those looking for a demanding yet rewarding glacier experience.

Guests on this trip can expect 3-4 hours of white ice glacial exploration. Your time on the ice includes a mixture of hiking to scenic vistas and using ropes to scramble up non-vertical walls and walk to the edge of large crevasses and moulins. Please keep in mind these activities involve height exposure.

No experience needed for this trip but you should be able to walk at a brisk pace and be comfortable scrambling over uneven terrain.

This trip does not include vertical ice climbing though you may occasionally scramble up short ice walls. Great photo opportunities and a chance to do a little more without committing to an entire day of ice climbing. Smaller groups [1:4] and a faster pace than our Ice Fall Trek. Total time on ice varies by group, typically back by 5pm.

**If you are a group of 5 or more, don’t worry! Give us a call/email and we can chat about adding a second guide to a time slot.

Must be able to walk at a brisk pace over uneven terrain for this trip. Minimum age: 12 years.

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.*

Adults $159. Click a date above for current rate and availability.

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