|Trip Type:||Glacier Hikes and Ice Climbing Instruction.|
|Season:||May 16 - Sept. 2|
|Start Time:||9:00 am, 2:30 pm, 7:00pm check-in|
|Duration:||Hikes - 3.5 hours approx.
Adventure Trek and or Ice Climbing - Full day - 6 hours approx.
|Location:||Matanuska Glacier, 100 mi. NE of Anchorage.|
|Age Limit:||Min 12 years, and min shoe size 4 mens USA|
|Price:||3.5 hr. approx, Glacier Hikes / Treks - $75/person + private park fee|
6 hr. approx. Adventure Trek - $145/person + private park fee
Intro. to Ice Climbing - $135/person + private park fee
Private trips available, contact us about this offering.
Save $20 when Combined with Lion Head Rafting:
Our Matanuska River trips and Glacier Hikes check in at our Hicks Creek facility, 38100 W Glenn Highway, Glacier View, AK 99674. 96 miles from Anchorage on the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway.
Alaska glacier treks / hikes and ice climbing! Explore the amazing world of the Matanuska Glacier!
NOVA offers guided Alaska glacier hiking tours or hour introductory ice climbing on the Matanuska Glacier, the largest road accessible glacier in Alaska at 4 miles wide by 26 miles long. An unforgettable Alaska adventure, our guided glacier hikes / treks trips offer an up-close encounter with these awesome ice formations. What makes this glacier so special for this kind of activity? The easily accessible terminal face is not abrupt, and the frontal ice formations have many safe routes with spectacular views of crevasses, seracs - ice falls, moulins, caves and surface ponds. This is why the Matanuska Glacier is used extensively for instruction in ice climbing, mountaineering; including cinematography for advertisements and movies.
No experience necessary! We pioneered these glacier tour adventures 25 years ago and have implemented equipment changes and guiding protocols to enhance our clients experiences while exploring this glacier. Since clients come with a variety of ages, physical abilities and expectations, we offer private and group trips based on these categories. Our client to guide ratio, helps match similar abilities and desires and allows the guides to customize routes and physical exposure so everyone gets the most out of their adventure.
For details visit our "NOVA Glacier Guides" website.
Hikes check-in at 9:30 am, 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Adventure Treks check-in at 9:00 am and 2:30 pm.
All you need is a sense of adventure, some suggested personal clothing and snacks. We provide hiking boots for those who need them; crampons, helmets, all glacier hardware.
Combine any of our Matanuska Glacier trips with a Lion Head - Matanuska River whitewater trip for a full days outing at a discounted price and save $20 per person.
"The trip that you put together on the Chickaloon was a blast. Just wanted to let you know that your guides worked hard to make sure that the run was both memorable and carefree for us clients. I know that the other folks on the trip were equally satisfied with the level of service and attention to detail that NOVA provided. I plan to recommend your outfit to friends. "
Cheers! Lynn Carpenter, Illinois