Exit Glacier Ice Hiking Noon
This 7 hour moderate to difficult guided hiking trip begins on a well-maintained national park trail and proceeds 1.6 miles up through an alpine valley, before navigating a downward 45 degree trek through rock scree and stepping onto the surface of Exit Glacier itself. During the hike, your knowledgeable guides identify many of the native plants and flowers and also use the landscape's unique features to explain basic glaciology. Quite frequently we see black bears, moose, and marmots along the way. Upon stepping onto the ice, you will don crampons and helmets. This gear lets you to safely navigate the icy, undulating surface of the glacier. After a short training session in which our guides demonstrate and oversee practice of safe glacier travel techniques, your hiking group will head up the side of the glacier for 1 to 2 hours.
On the ice your guides will point out waterfalls, giant cracks in the ice called crevasses, deep holes called moulins, and other extraordinary features. Blue canyons filled with crystal clear water meander across the surface of the ice and frequently cross our path as we explore. Please note, the minimum age for this adventure is 13 years old.
What To Wear
Bring or wear layers, warm socks, full rain gear, hiking shoes, a warm hat, a bottle of water and a camera. This tour includes a crampons and a helmet. A small snack and hot beverage is included.
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Length: 7 Hours
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A deposit equal to 30% of services reserved is due at the time of booking, with the balance due 45 days prior to your first day of travel. The following change and cancellation fees apply. Between 45 to 31 days prior to your first day of travel a 10% cancel/change fee will apply. Between 30 to 15 days prior to your first day of travel a 50% cancel/change fee will apply. Within 14 days of travel, your package is non-refundable and non-changeable. Because we cannot make exceptions to our cancellation or change policies for any reason, including family and medical emergencies, we STRONGLY encourage you to purchase travel insurance.