Ice Climbing

Matanuska Glacier Ice Climbing

We’ve been teaching beginners since 1999.

Here’s your chance to try out ice climbing on the Matanuska Glacier! A variety of climbing walls for most abilities, professional instruction.

A day of Ice Climbing with MICA Guides consists of a progression catered to the skills and endurance of the group.  Our professional guides will teach you the basic skills needed to climb on moderate ice slopes, and then help you refine your climbing techniques to move towards more challenging and spectacular terrain throughout the day. No previous climbing experience is necessary, although a strong  level of physical fitness is required. This trip is best suited for people looking for the most challenging and technical glacial experience. 

Your day begins with 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 climbing terrain the Matanuska has to offer. Guests have the unique opportunity to intimately experience dramatic glacial features through climbing in deep canyons, crevasses, and moulins. 

To reach some of the best climbing on the Matanuska Glacier you will need to hike over an hour on uneven terrain to reach the climbing site.

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

All trip times are approximate and include travel time to and from the glacier.

*Our 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.*

Minimum age: 12 years.

$179.  Click a date above for current availability and rate.

2-person Minimum.  You are welcome to sign up as a solo climber but we reserve the right to cancel the tour if no other guests sign up.  Should this be the case we would give you 5 days notice and a full refund.  This rarely happens but you should understand that it is a possibility.

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