This Anchorage outdoor day trip allows you to enjoy the truly unique experience of ice climbing on a glacier. Arrive at Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop aboard the Alaska Railroad. After a short 1 mile van ride to the edge of Spencer Lake, you will be outfitted in personal safety devices (PFD’s) and a spray skirt. Kayak across Spencer Lake about 1.5 miles (approximately 60 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 and 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. This Anchorage day tour departs from the Anchorage Railroad Station.
Please note this trip operates in ALL weather conditions.
Transfers to/from Anchorage rail depot.
Full name as it appears on identification, date of birth, height, body weight and shoe size.
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".