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Ascending Path Day Hikes

1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK 99587
+1 907-783-0505
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Ranked #2 of 11 Activities in Girdwood
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Type: Tours, Trails
Owner description: Join us for a unique and authentic wilderness adventure on your Alaskan vacation. Within an hour of Anchorage we can have you glacier hiking, rock and... more » Owner description: Join us for 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! « less
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife and I went on Ascending Path's Spencer Glacier tour in August, 2014. It was amazing! You start with a fun train ride (including a sandwich or wrap onboard) to the Spencer Glacier station (only accessible by train -- no roads). It's amazing to see Spencer Glacier from across the lake, where the train dumps you off. You then... More

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Bakersfield, CA
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We spent two weeks on vacation in Alaska in early August. 15 of us traveled together from 4 families with our kids ranging in age from 15 to 24 years old. We had many activities planned during the trip but one of our favorites was the Spencer Glacier Kayak/Hike with Ascending Path. Everything went really well and we all really... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Thank you ascending path for a great day rock climbing...there were 4 of us with vastly different levels of climbing experience but we were all able to climb together and still be challenged. Our guide Ryan was awesome...very enthusiastic and encouraging....and he brought plenty of water, snacks and bug spray. Thanks also to Celina who I talked to when planning... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I took the Alpine Hike on the glacier with Peter as our guide. It was a great hike and Peter was awesome. The views were great and Peter explained everything along the way.

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Bug spray needed! Look for blueberries in august! Breath taking views and an easy hike! Not desserted but not crowded.

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Rennes, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Ascending Path provide convenient tour that include a depart by train from Anchorage and return by train to Anchorage in the evening. The hike features small groups (we were 4 with 2 guides). Spencer Glacier is wonderful, and quiet in the middle of nowhere. If you combine that with the kayaking on Spencer Lake passing nearby Iceberg that makes a... More

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Cypress, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We went for a 3 hour glacier hike with Scott on 6/25/14 up to the Alyeska glacier. My wife and I have only gone hiking a few times and never before in the snow. We went with another family for our maximum group of 5. Ascending Path provided cover boots to go over our tennis shoes, helmets, snacks, water, and... More

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Redington Beach, Florida
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43 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to do ice climbing after seeing it on Amazing Race and we picked the most most perfect company. There was a few companies advertising but my wife's instinct said, choose this one. Our guide was Amy and was fantastic as a guide. Thank you Amy. We were collected at 9am and drove for 2 hours to the Matanuska... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Our guide, Amy, was freaking fabulous! All of the other staff I emailed with in advance were kind, funny, and quick to respond to all of my questions as well! We actually got married on the glacier, with Amy officiating for us. We brought our 16 yr-old son, and this was truly the most perfect day I could have asked... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This was one of our favorite things about our trip to Alaska. We did the trip where you kayak across the lake along icebergs and then do a glacier hike. It was a great experience from start to finish. The company and everyone who contacted me was really cool and professional in every way. Our guide was Amy (I'm pretty... More

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