Spencer Glacier Ice Climbing with Alaska Railroad

Depart from Anchorage and travel along beautiful Cook Inlet by train for a guided glacier climbing adventure in the Chugach National Forest.

  • Starting at: $499 / per person
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Departure Time: Sunday through Thursday at 6:45am
  • Dates: June 1 - September 15, 2018
  • 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

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. You will return to Anchorage by scheduled motorcoach.

Please note this trip operates in ALL weather conditions.

What's Included

  • Roundtrip transportation to Spencer Glacier by train and bus
  • Services of knowledgeable guides
  • Kayak and all necessary gear
  • Climbing gear
  • Deli style lunch
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Transfers to/from Anchorage rail depot.

Required at Booking

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

Special Terms

There is a 2 person minimum for this tour to operate. Children must be 13 years old to participate in this tour. 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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