The day on the glacier was a highlight of a 9 day Alaska adventure trip.
Climbing on a glacier is awesome. You can't appreciate its beauty or scope until your on it.
Learning about the glacier from people who have seen it change and know it well was great. Learning how to climb with ice axes and crampons was among the coolest things I've ever done.. Our guide Reese gave us the confidence to do it by teaching us everything we needed to know to do it safely. He is passionate about climbing and you could tell he loved what he was doing.
Sandra, our awesome guide on a greater adventure (check out Exposure Alaska) was equally passionate about the outdoors and knowledgeable about ice climbing. You start in a gear room and get fitted with boots, crampons, helmet, gloves and harness. They make sure it all fits properly. Then they take you out on the glacier for a trek and to climb. Other groups were walking around out there with micro spikes strapped on their shoes or nothing at all. They weren't doing what we were doing. I'll do it again when I return to Alaska and if you get the chance..Do it.
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