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Private Ice Climbing

Undivided Glacier Connections

For the group that would like to have a day on the glacier with a private guide with any combination of climbing, trekking and exploring.

Enjoy breath taking scenery and rare ice features and with your own personal glacier support team to guide you.

Glacier Support

All of the technical gear for ice climbing and glacier travel. Includes mountaineering boots, waterproof gloves, and helmets. Boot sizes range from Men’s 4 to 14; please advise us in advance if you need a size at the large or small end of this range.

  • Minimum age: 12 years
  • Duration: 6-7 Hours. Trip duration is approximate and includes transportation time from MICA Base to and from the glacier.
  • Cost: $1125 for your private group of 1-4 people.
  • We can accommodate larger parties. For example, book two private trips to include up to 8 guests.

*Our Private Ice Climbing fee does not include the Glacier Park Access Fee, which must be paid upon Check-In at the MICA Base. The current fee is $45 per person but is subject to change; we have no control over this access fee.*

About the Moraine Hike

We’ve learned that climbing and any technical exploring using rope systems in “the backcountry” offers a superior experience for our guests. Access to the backcountry requires a demanding 2 mile hike over uneven glacial moraine to the best climbing terrain the Matanuska has to offer.

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 dramatic terrain the Matanuska has to offer.

Of course safety is our top priority so if your Guide determines that you or your group may not make it to the backcountry and return in a reasonable time the trip will be adjusted and will not include climbing or any use of ropes.

We’ll do our best to provide an enjoyable glacier experience but no refunds or price adjustments will be made.

Why explore the Matanuska Glacier with us? Our Guides are out on the glacier every day, often on their days off! We know the best features and how to get you there while managing the risks of hiking on a glacier.

Guided adventures on the Matanuska Glacier since 1999. Go with the Pros!

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