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Au Natural

We hiked up the Ak-Sai Glacier last summer when we were in the area. We have hiked glaciers before... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
JGDynamo
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Canada
Hike to the upper 'flat' section of the glacier

If you hike and stay at Ratsek Hut, you must really continue hiking 500 meter above where the... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2017
Pierre W
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Brussels, Belgium
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Jul 1, 2018
“Au Natural”
Sep 4, 2017
“Hike to the upper 'flat' section of the glacier”
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We hiked up the Ak-Sai Glacier last summer when we were in the area. We have hiked glaciers before in the Rocky Mountains and they are always fairly easy hikes but still one must be wary as it is nature and she likes to play with you. Come prepared and anticipate it will take
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If you hike and stay at Ratsek Hut, you must really continue hiking 500 meter above where the glacier becomes flat, wide, white and superb. The 'trail' from Ratsek, on the moraine on ithe eft of the icefall is unpleasant, but it is well worth it. There are good camping sites at
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The first time I saw the Ak-Sai Glacier I knew I was in the mountains. I went on a two day trek with TUK and spent the night at Ratsek Cabin sleeping in tents that we rented from TUK. It was great! The glacier is 3500 m high in the Ala-Archa gorge. How to get there. Take a
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