Private Ice Climbing

Personalize Your Ice Climbing Experience

Enjoy an exclusive day on the glacier with your personal guide. Spend the day learning beginning ice climbing techniques and exploring the glacier, or focus on building up to advanced climbing techniques.  The Private Ice Climbing experience allows you to set the pace and benefit from more personalized,  instruction from a professional Ice Climbing Guide.

  • Chevron down What to Expect
    • 7.5 hours of ice climbing, trekking and exploration at your group’s own pace and tailored to your interests.  More exploration and less climbing, or taking your climbing to the next level.
    • An introduction to climbing gear and proper climbing techniques (climbing boots, crampons, helmets and ice tools provided by MICA Guides)
    • Custom instruction catered to your personal Ice Climbing goals
  • Chevron down What to Bring
  • For The Private Ice Climb we require you to have:

    • A small backpack with room for gear, if you don’t have one we have some available for you to use!
    • Long Pants
    • Sunglasses, we have some great options for you to borrow if don’t have your own!
    • Long sleeve shirt, preferably not cotton
    • Long synthetic or wool socks

    -Plastic mountaineering boots are provided from mens sizes 4-14, please advise us in advance if you need a size at the large or small end of this range

    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
    • Extra warm layers
    • Lunch, snacks, and water or a packed lunch
    • Sunscreen
    • Camera
    • Hiking boots if you have them (We provide mountaineering boots for climbing, but there is often an approach hike and your boots may be more comfortable.)

    What NOT to bring:

    • Bear Spray
    • Fire Arms
    • Alcohol

Private instruction and exploration for any level, beginner to advanced. No previous climbing experience is required. This is also a great option for the group that would just like to have a day on the glacier with a private guide with any combination of climbing, trekking and exploring.

We Provide: 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.

Trip duration times are approximate and include transportation time from MICA Base to and from the glacier.

We can accommodate larger parties adhering to our 4:1 guest to guide ratio.  For example, book two private trips to include up to 8 guests.

Minimum age: 8 years.  Private trips with children under 12 years will be adjusted for the safety and enjoyment of the entire group.

Book today and receive a coupon for 35% off our Extreme Zip Adventure after purchase!

*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 $25 per person but is subject to change; we have no control over this access fee.*

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Phone (907) 351-7587
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Milepost 102.5, Glenn Highway Glacier View AK, 99674

Matanuska Glacier Tours since 1999.

Certificate of Excellence
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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