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Spencer Glacier Kayaking + Hike

Our guide, Quinn, was really fantastic! Highly knowledgeable, easy going, and super friendly. He... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Parissean
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Juba, South Sudan
Wonderful time

We enjoyed our time with Ascending Path! The train ride from Anchorage to Spencer Whistle Stop was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Butterpate
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Colorado
via mobile
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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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Hours Today: 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
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+1 907-783-0505
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our guide, Quinn, was really fantastic! Highly knowledgeable, easy going, and super friendly. He made this a fantastic day! The glacier and lake are gorgeous, and this is probably the best way to see them if you're fit enough to paddle for an hour or...More

Thank Parissean
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time with Ascending Path! The train ride from Anchorage to Spencer Whistle Stop was any added bonus. The icebergs were a beautiful crystal blue. The guides were wonderful as well. I would highly recommend this trip for an added adventure!

Thank Butterpate
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to imagine a better Alaska experience. We rode the train, kayaked across an iceberg filled lake and hiked on a glacier. So many bucket list items checked on a single excursion.

Thank Pat M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you so much to Ascending Path, and specifically our guide, Matt. Not only were the logistics well coordinated but the challenge to fun ratio was just right. Each staff member I met was very kind and appeared to genuinely care that we had a...More

Thank Erin S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Spencer Glacier Hike was a phenomenal experience! A train ride took us from Anchorage to Spencer Valley along the scenic Turnagain Arm, with belugas in the ocean on one side and mountain goats on the cliffs on the other side. A stop in Whittier...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very fun day including a train trip, kayak and walking on a glacier. It's a time limited thing as the glaciers are disappearing so quickly. Well worth one's time/money to enjoy this treasure! The staff/guides were friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and took the...More

Thank HikingLover
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guides were fantastic--highly knowledgeable, skilled, personable. Venue was pristine. Complete experience was one of the the top adventures of a lifetime and I highly recommend experiencing this with Ascending Path!

Thank John E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it. The guide (Matt) was awesome. He was able to show us some really cool spots while clearly considering our safety as a top priority.

Thank John C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently did the Spencer Glacier Hike/Kayak tour with a group of friends. Gorgeous scenery, fun guides (Mike and Matt are the best!), and exciting hike. Mike and Matt are very knowledgeable and I felt very safe under their guidance. I highly recommend this tour,...More

Thank omal6
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Alaska you book a tour with Ascending Path. My husband and I did the heli/hike/climb with Mike "Dude Man" (photo). He was an energetic, funny, safety aware, and understanding. We couldn't have asked for a better guide. The trip started our...More

Thank Cori G
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