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Address: 1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone Number: +1 907-783-0505
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Experience a unique and authentic wilderness adventure on your Alaskan...
Experience a unique and authentic wilderness adventure on your Alaskan vacation. Within an hour of Anchorage we can have you glacier hiking, rock and ice climbing and enjoying Alaska on a spectacular guided hike. Whether you're a first time hiker or experienced ski-mountaineer, have an entire day or just a few hours, we have a variety of day tour adventures for you. Let us share Alaska's glaciers, wilderness and wildlife at your pace. The many accessible and beautiful trails and glaciers in the Chugach Mountains, near Girdwood and Anchorage, provide a superb naturalist guided eco-adventure environment. Bring your family or friends out with our knowledgeable guides for a fun adventurous day truly experiencing Alaska! Great for families, no experience needed!We look forward to sharing your Alaskan Adventure with you!
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Alyeska Alpine Glacier Hike

We did the Alyeska Alpine Glacier Hike and it was a lot of fun! Our guide, Callie, was very informative and did a great job leading our hike. She was good at recognizing when our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We did the Alyeska Alpine Glacier Hike and it was a lot of fun! Our guide, Callie, was very informative and did a great job leading our hike. She was good at recognizing when our group needed to take a break, and also did an awesome job pointing out cool features along the way. We learned a lot about the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Did a glacier hike. I had scheduled a hike with AP through a separate tour company, but it was canceled due to low numbers. (We'll leave aside the fact that the other toud company - NOT AP - didn't notify me of the cancellation. I found out when I showed up ready to hike.) AP was very gracious and allowed... More 

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Athens
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We had a number of activities during our trip in Alaska, but the hiking and kayaking at the Spencer glacier was the best. Lovely landscape. Initially I thought that the 2 hours hiking on the glacier would be too much, but once you are up there, you want to stay even more. Bryan, our guide has been excellent. Very patient... More 

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Yesterday was crazy bad and crazy good. A massive haz-mat level car crash on Seward Hwy shut down the road 10 minutes and 2 miles before our shuttle van reached the train station for our transfer. Our amazing guide/owner, Matt, worked his connections and convinced the train to go 2 miles out of its way to pick us up. So... More 

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Matt S, Owner at Ascending Path Day Hikes, responded to this review

Yea that was a crazy fun day! Huge props to the amazing Alaska Railroad for being flexible and accommodating under very unique circumstances. Thank you for the excellent review! More 

Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

During a recent trip to Alaska, one of the highlights for my husband was to participate in a kayak and glacier walk tour. After a lot of research, we decided on this company since they offered transport to and from Anchorage. In order to ensure availability, he signed up and pre-paid for this event more than 3 months ahead of... More 

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Matt S, Owner at Ascending Path Day Hikes, responded to this review

This was a safety decision. Period. This negative review is completely Ironic, I see this decision as AP staff doing our jobs very well; to take care of our guests.Guest safety and enjoyment is our number one priority, and has been for 20 years. As I said in a private email to this client, we too are disappointed that we... More 

Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had a great day. My wife was worried about getting in & out of the kayak and the uneven footing on the glacier with her bad knee, but our guide, Beth, was the best at helping her out and carving steps in the ice for better footing with an ice axe. We had a very nice sack lunch on... More 

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AscendingPath, Owner at Ascending Path Day Hikes, responded to this review

Beth is certainly a great guide and it's always good to hear it objectively. We're thrilled you had an awesome day out with us. Thanks for the review! More 

San Jose, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our guide Brian was great! He was knowledgeable of the area and very helpful. He was quite in tuned to our needs and provided assistance when needed. Excellent!

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Thanks for the cool review! More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful morning alpine hike with our guide Ryan. We weren't looking forward to the hike because of the fog and drizzle. But our guide provided rain pants, and said we would be hiking above the fog. His positive attitude quickly had us making our way toward the glacier. We had good views of the valley below. Ryan had... More 

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AscendingPath, Owner at Ascending Path Day Hikes, responded to this review

Ryan is a good motivator! We're super glad you had a fun experience with AP. Thanks for the positive review! More 

Lancaster, New York
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Was good, we had two guides for six people. The glacier was pretty much melted and were told they figure it would be melted in five years. Great to hear about the 650" of snow they get in a year!!!

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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I highly recommend Ascending Path! We went rock climbing today with Ryan, who was an amazing guide. We chose this particular excursion because we were traveling with our three and seven year old kids and the rock climbing excursion allowed young kids. Ryan was beyond fantastic with our kids and we all had a great time. We will definitely be... More 

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