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Mendenhall Glacier Trek and Climb

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  • Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5043MEND

Join an Alaskan wilderness adventure as you are introduced to glacier trekking on Mendenhall Glacier!


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
Trace the path of glacial succession as you introduce yourself to glacier trekking and the natural history of the Mendenhall Glacier! The trip begins with a 3.5 mile (5.6km) trail hike through the rainforest along Mendenhall Lake. The first mile of the trail is well maintained and goes through forests with a few switchbacks, while the second 2.5 miles (4km) of the trail is hiking on bedrock with rock scrambling in some steep sections. This rocky terrain is challenging and off the beaten path.

Once reaching the glacier, you will be outfitted in trekking gear. With the use of crampons, enjoy trekking on moderate glacial terrain overlooking Mendenhall Lake. This trip features close-up views of ice caves, streams, crevasses and other unique glacial formations!Professional expert guides will provide training to ensure a safe and fun adventure on Mendenhall Glacier.

The Mendenhall Glacier Trek and Climb caters to all ages and abilities, however, clients must be in good enough shape to hike for up to
6-6.5-hours, covering about 8 miles (12.8km) roundtrip. The hike to the glacier is challenging and hiking with a backpack is required. The backpack is provided, weighs approximately 10-15 pounds and holds mountaineering gear, snacks/water, and any extra clothing that you would like to bring.

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Tour departs from Juneau hotels or the Mt. Roberts Tramway (5 minutes from the cruise ship terminal)

8 hours (approx.)
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Returns to original departure point

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7:00am Departure
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USD $229.95
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Mendenhall Glacier Trek and Climb

Mendenhall Glacier Trek and Climb

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Hearty snack/bottled water
  • Mountaineering gear, backpack, rain jacket and pants -- please advise supplier of rain gear sizing
  • Roundtrip transportation from designated meeting point
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • This small group adventure has a minimum of 2 and maximum of 12 participants
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • WAIVER FORM: Every participant on the trip must sign
    a waiver form at the start of the trip. Alterations and/or
    deletions to the waiver is not permitted
  • Clients must be in good enough shape and conditioned to hike for up to 6-6.5 hours, covering about 8 miles roundtrip. The hike is challenging and clients need to bring sturdy hiking boots that provide good ankle support while hiking on rocky terrain. All clients will need to hike with a backpack the entire way on this trip. The backpack (provided) weighs approximately 10-15 pounds and holds mountaineering gear, snacks/water, etc.
  • Visiting specific features such as ice caves, moulins, etc. cannot be guaranteed due to the constantly changing nature of the Mendenhall glacier. Your guide will assess the hazards the day of the trip and determine if a particular area is safe enough to trek upon or enter

What to Bring:

  • Hiking boots with with good stability and traction
  • Boots
  • Comfortable hiking pants
  • Warm sweater or fleece pullover
  • Warm hat
  • Fleece gloves
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Linda W, September 2015

Great guides who made the trip lots of fun, despite the steady all-day rain. This is not a trip for the out-of-shape.

Reviewed by: Eric P, August 2015

This trip was the highlight of our Alaska and BC trip. Thanks to our wonderful guides Kirstin and Sam. The hike to the glacier, onto the glacier and under the glacier ice caves was great, especially the ice caves. Well worth doing.

You really do need to be in good shape to do this hike.

Eric Prydatok

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Tour code: 5043MEND