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Mendenhall Glacier Trek provided by Above & Beyond Alaska

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Departure Point
Mount Roberts Tramway, 490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Hearty snack/bottled water
  • Mountaineering gear, backpack, rain jacket and pants -- please advise supplier of rain gear sizing
  • Roundtrip transportation from designated meeting point
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  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • You must include the following in the comments section when booking: raingear & shoe sizes for each passenger, (for adult men and women, S-XXL and youth, S-L) and any pertinent medical information
  • This small group adventure has a minimum of 2 and maximum of 12 participants
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • 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
  • Hiking boots with with good stability and traction
  • Boots
  • Comfortable hiking pants
  • Warm sweater or fleece pullover
  • Warm hat
  • Fleece gloves
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
102Reviews
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Mario F wrote a review Oct 2019
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Hey, This review is long overdue, but we finally got to sit down and organize the pictures from our trip to AK. The Mendenhall trek was terrific, and the ABAK guides that day went above and beyond. The equipment was top-notch, the guides seemed over-prepared and confident. A
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Mendenhall Glacier Trek
Responded Oct 16, 2019
What a great experience! Thank you for taking the time to share. That is amazing that you were able to experience an ice cave. Since they are a feature of the glacier they come and go as the glacier changes so can never predict when they will be formed. Thank you for making us a part of your Alaskan vacation!
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BleuRythmic wrote a review Sep 2019
Seattle, Washington6 contributions
Amazing! Breathtaking!! An experience you must take to witness Mother Nature and her beauty from the air and in the glacier.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Mendenhall Glacier Trek
Responded Sep 23, 2019
Thank you for your review! So glad you had a great time and come back to see us again!
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Edward Pointdujour wrote a review Sep 2019
9 contributions5 helpful votes
Great views, great encounter with nature. Beautiful colors in the glacier. The blue was amazing. A cool small gropu and The best tour guide in Juneau...
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ElizabethBarlow, Manager at Mendenhall Glacier Trek
Responded Sep 15, 2019
Thank you for your review! So glad you had such a great time!
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Phanikiran S wrote a review Sep 2019
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We have heard it all about how the glaciers are melting fast and are retreating, even losing height. I am glad that our family got to experience the Mendenhall Glacier in such a first-hand manner through this trek. This was our first experience of being on a glacier. And to
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Caitlin M, Manager at Mendenhall Glacier Trek
Responded Sep 6, 2019
Wow! Very impressed by your detailed review. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and providing excellent insights. I appreciated your point about the rain and how that does change the trail conditions drastically, it is something to consider for all guests as the trail contains sections of exposed smooth rock which becomes slippery during periods of moist conditions. These rainy conditions demand good footwear, additional gear, and adjusting expectations on hiking speed. It does happen but we have added the buffer time to still be able to provide an amazing hiking experience even in the wettest of conditions. Thank you for joining us and please come visit us and Jacques again soon!
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Oleksandra_Pan wrote a review Aug 2019
Houston, Texas7 contributions
Fantastic experience! Great guide! Interesting track, a lot of information and amazing pictures.Thank you!!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Caitlin M, Manager at Mendenhall Glacier Trek
Responded Aug 30, 2019
Thanks so much! Have a great vacation and come visit again soon!
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Above & Beyond Alaska
BeeLittle
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MENDENHALL LAKE PADDLE AND GLACIER TREK
This was not our first choice tour however we had a great time! Tour guide was nice and pleasant - they did what t
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FellowTraveler556985
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Coolest and most fun tour ever
While on an Inside Passage cruise my son picked out the Paddle and Trek tour on Mendenhall Glacier as the excursion
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U1164OBbarbarab
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AWESOME!!!
Our family of 4, including 2 teenagers will remember this for the rest of our lives. The paddle was more of a worko
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Birthdaygirl0x0x
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Best Tour Ever!!!
Want to give a shout out to Boy Casey. We had a wonderful tour. He went out of his way, was very safe minded and ma
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KZexplorer
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Great glacier & ice climbing experience !
Above & Beyond Alaska are a really great company - professional, friendly, helpful, locally owned by guides (with a
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usnusmc
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Kayak and gourmet tour
Absolutely lovely. Our tour guide Miles was very informative, very friendly, and very helpful. Our group had young
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dmgg1960
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It was an incredible and amazing experience!
We went on the Mendenhall glacier paddling and trek and it was amazing! We were a group of 7 and all of us enjoy i
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vanlifez
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Incredible Tour - Such a Unique & Fun Trip!
We had an incredible trip paddling Mendenhall Lake and trekking on Mendenhall Glacier! It was our first time settin
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Jeff S
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wonderful experience!
This was by far one of the best things we did while in Alaska. Our guides were the best and very knowledgable about
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D_Happy_I
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Great active, educational, safe...and unique...experience
Even though we were on a cruise we made our reservations directly with ABAK; it saved money and most of the others
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_idacsr
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Beautiful and Amazing!!!
Thank you, Jacob, for making this one of our favorite excursions!!! It was a little intimidating climbing at diffe
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G8429OHdavidc
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Unique and amazing adventure
I’ll start by saying I hope this is not just a once in a lifetime adventure, but with the rate of glacial melt, I’m
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V5483ZDmarieb
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Wouah!
Not only did we get lucky with a very clear weather but the whales and sea lions were there to greet us! The guide
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amycenters
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Paddle with Whales! It's awesome!
We went whale watching and then kayaked near them with Auri. It was SO FUN! There were SO MANY WHALE PODS OUT - it
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debratchison
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Naomi, our guide, was incredible!
I was worried to go on this excursion because I was the only one from my group. There was only one open spot left.
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Key Details
  • Above & Beyond Alaska, Mendenhall Glacier
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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