Spencer Glacier Ice Climbing with Alaska Railroad from Girdwood

Depart from the Girdwood rail station along beautiful Cook Inlet with drop off at Spencer trailhead for a guided glacier adventure.

  • Starting at: $403 / per person
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Departure Time: Daily at 12:00pm
  • Dates: May 27 - September 15, 2017
  • Physical Activity: This is a strenuous activity and previous kayaking and hiking experience is recommended. Participants must be prepared for several hours of moderate activity. You will be asked to fill out a waiver form before departure.
  • Child Age: 13 year old minimum

Tour Overview

Enjoy a day trip from Girdwood to have the truly unique experience of Alaska kayaking and guided ice climbing on a glacier. Arrive at Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop aboard the Alaska Railroad. After a short one mile van ride to the edge of Spencer Lake, you will be outfitted in personal flotation devices (PFDs) and kayak spray skirts. Kayak across Spencer Lake about 1.4 miles (about 30 minutes) to the other side of the glacier. Upon arrival to the glacier, get outfitted with helmets, crampons, and ice picks. After a brief safety lesson and practice getting comfortable with the equipment, the group will venture out onto the glacier itself. About two hours will be spent climbing ice walls near the edge of the glacier. Experienced glacier guides provide information on glaciology and techniques. Return by van and train.

Please note this tour operates in ALL weather.

What's Included

  • Roundtrip train transfer from Girdwood
  • Services of knowledgeable guides
  • Kayak with all gear
  • Climbing gear
  • Deli style lunch
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Transportation to or from Girdwood.

Required at Booking

Full name as it appears on your identification. Date of birth, body weight, height, and shoe size.

Special Terms

There is a 2 person minimum for this tour to operate. A minimum weight of 90 pounds and maximum weight 250 pounds, with a maximum of 44" waist size. Additionally there is a maximum height of 6'7".


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