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Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek and Climb

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  • Location: Juneau, Alaska
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5043PRTMEND
Spend your time in port in Juneau on an Alaskan wilderness adventure as you are introduced to glacier trekking on Mendenhall Glacier! This exhilarating shore excursion will show you a stunning piece of Alaskan nature. As you explore the glacier on foot you’ll see ice caves, dramatic crevasses and interesting glacial formations.
This Juneau shore excursion will impress everyone back on your cruise ship – you’ll regale your fellow passengers with tales of your Alaskan glacier adventure for the rest of your trip. 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.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Juneau for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Departure Point:
Port of Juneau. The Mt. Roberts Tramway (5 minutes from the cruise ship terminal)
7 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Juneau Shore Excursion: Mendenhall Glacier Trek and Climb

Mendenhall Glacier Trek

  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop off
  • Hearty snack/bottled water
  • Mountaineering gear, backpack, rain jacket and pants -- please advise supplier of 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: saraekingsley, September 2015

This hiking tour was fantastic. Our guide Brad was so knowledgeable and helpful for this difficult hike. The company gives you snacks for the trip and gets you rain gear and equipment so all you need is good hiking boots and maybe some gloves if its cold. The ice cave was truly a surreal experience and won't be open for many more years because the glacier is receding. Book this trip while you still can!

Reviewed by: Marzena G, July 2015

It was best adventure we did on out Alaska trip.
Hike was little bit challenging with beautiful views and beautiful nature, constantly changing trail.
Hiking boots recommended!

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Tour code: 5043PRTMEND