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Visit and experience a unique Alaskan wilderness on our authentic glacier adventures. Within an hour of Anchorage we can have you on a glacier, and enjoying real Alaska on a spectacular guided hike. An amazing train ride gets us to the Spencer...more
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1000 Arlberg Ave, Tram Loop at Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

OK, so I may be a bit behind the curve, on making this post – but it is worthy of not overlooking and writing it! Back 6 months ago (July 2018), my wife and I took the “Ultimate Glacier Overnight Adventure” tour, offered through Ascending...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Gary M
Matt S, Owner at Ascending Path, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

Hi Gary, thank you so much for the glowing review! Reading reviews like this is what keeps us motivated to share the awe of Alaska with folks. We're so glad you enjoyed this unique tour. I've passed your review to Reese and Quinn- Kind Regards-...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018

Great guides, exclusive access to Spencer Glacier, safe and great train ride too. Do the combination trip.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This company is dedicated to three things: safety, education about alpine experience, and enjoyment, not necessarily in that order. They are consumate professionals full of knowledge and enthusiasm about mountains and subarctic life.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Akgrown25
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Our guide Quinn was so polite and knowledgeable. He took a poll among our group and we decided to take the path that was best to see moose. We started with a beautiful view of Anchorage. We were provided with water and granola bars. On...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank PittsburghBambi
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We did the Spencer Glacier train/kayak/glacier hike and it was amazing! One of the best experiences of our whole Alaska trip. It is a long day at around 12 hours but totally worth it. The lunch that is provided was great- turkey sandwiches with chips,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

The Spencer Glacier train-kayak-glacier experience was simply awesome! Perhaps the most beautiful place I've ever seen. Our guides were outstanding...kept us safe while sharing interesting information and having fun along the way. Hiking up the glacier and drinking the pure cool melt water made the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

I was lucky to travel in September when the weather was perfect and our group size was small. This trip was definitely my favorite and I did A LOT in 9 days! You don't want to miss this! I went with a broken toe, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We made a tour hiking at Spencer Glacier. Amazing experience overall, grear views, unforgettable feelings kayaking in the lagoon and walking on glacier. Our guide Banny helped us with everything, gave all safety instructions and all other information about glaciers. Would do it again without...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Victiri
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Absolutely no complaints! Well, unless you count where the train couldn't scan my credit card for beer----whaawhaa. Everything was better than expected.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TexFrenchy
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I did the glacier kayaking and climbing experiences. Both were fantastic. The guides were friendly and knew what they were doing. We would do it again.

Date of experience: September 2018
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