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Amazing kayaking experience!

This was such a wonderful experience! The train ride was beautiful and when we got to our... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
San Diego, California
Spencer Glacier and Ice Climbing

Matt was our guide and he was great! He had an enormous amount of experience and knowledge about... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Fairhope, Alabama
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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: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was such a wonderful experience! The train ride was beautiful and when we got to our destination we found that there were only 4 people in our tour group. We were the only ones on the lake, making for an awe-inspiring day in nature!!

Thank Suzyq619
Matt S, Owner at Ascending Path, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hi Suzy- we're so happy to read that you loved your trip with us! Come back next summer!!

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Matt was our guide and he was great! He had an enormous amount of experience and knowledge about glaciers and was such a nice guy! We had an amazing trip from the helicopter ride to the ice climbing. Really felt safe with Matt and learned...More

Thank NGthomps
Matt S, Owner at Ascending Path, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

You guys crushed it- it was wonderful to share the day with you!

Reviewed 21 September 2017

Our group of friends travelled to the Spencer Glacier together on the train and then split, some going with Devon on the guided iceberg hike and the rest kayaking, hiking on the glacier and ice cliff climbing with guided Geoff, Emily and Mitchell. We all...More

Thank AnalogueMan
Reviewed 20 September 2017

What an AMAZING experience. We did the helicopter glacier landing with ice climbing and could have not been more impressed. The helicopter ride was amazing where the pilot would circle around any potential wildlife or scenic areas on the ride in. Once we landed, we...More

Thank Russell T
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Every detail covered.After disembarking from Princess Cruises, we were able to send our bags to Anchorage, while we boarded train to Spencer Lake.Our tickets were prearranged and our guides meet us at the first stop along with our lunch, We headed to Spencer Lake where...More

Thank U5861SYamyl
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The train ride to Spencer Glacier was an incredible ride. The train guides were really knowledgeable and the scenery was gorgeous. The kayak trip was incredible. Our guide Mike was fantastic. It was so fun to kayak among the icebergs. We even kayaked in a...More

Thank Bitty007
Matt S, Owner at Ascending Path, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for the kind words. we're glad you had an awesome trip with us! When you book for next year- please mention that you are a repeat client!

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Amazing/stupendous!!! Great guide! Ascending Path thought of everything. They created an incredibly exciting and informative trip that included kayaking on a lake among icebergs, and right up to a glacier, and then followed by a long and informative hike on a glacier. And a train...More

Thank BrooklynMom55
Reviewed 10 September 2017

My wife and I took a guided hike to Crow Pass with Jonathan, of Ascending Path, during a recent vacation to the Girdwood area. The hike passed through a variety of beautiful scenery - from a forest, to alpine meadows, past an abandoned mine, and...More

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 7 September 2017

WOW, WOW, WOW! I can't say enough good things about this tour. My friend and I had the experience of a lifetime doing the Spencer Glacier climbing tour. From the scenic train ride to start the day off, to the kayaking to the glacier itself,...More

Thank Corey S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This was the best thing we did in Alaska, and one of the top two I've ever done. Our guide Emily was great, and made sure I saw an ice cave. She was very knowledgeable about glaciers, and made sure we were safe. Always wanted...More

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