I booked a private ice hike for me and my wife in order to get an extra hour on the ice. I wanted to be able to explore more and do some photography at my own pace without having to worry about slowing anyone else down or being constrained by other peoples fitness levels. The private excursion could not have been any better.
Our guide for the day was Cody and he did a awesome job. We took the ride out to the park with another guide and group of three. Everybody reached the entrance to the glacier at the same time and did the short training on how to use crampons on the ice. We then split up and started exploring with Cody while the other group headed off the check out some of the highlights of the glacier.
We ended up covering a tremendous amount of ground on the glacier during the nearly 2 1/2 hours we spent up there. I was able to spend stop and take photos whenever I saw something that interested me. We were lucky enough to get a cloudy day without much rain so the blues in the ice were really vibrant. On our way back up to the path off the glacier we were able to hang out a few minutes and relax while watching a group of their ice climbers in a crevasse.
I can't say enough about how memorable an experience it was. Everyone working was really friendly and easy going. I would highly recommend doing the trip as it truly amazing.
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