Our own glacier ice bucket challenge!
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We are a Seward based guiding and hiking company focused on providing affordable Alaskan Adventures on the mountains and glaciers of Alaska. This season will be our 10th year guiding folks on Ice Hiking and Ice Climbing tours in Seward. We pioneered glacier guiding on the Kenai Peninsula and have the most experience to safely guide our clients onto the glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park and the Chugach National Forest.
Our tours allow adventurous folks to ice climb and ice hike directly on the surface of the glacier. Our two playgrounds are Exit Glacier and Godwin Glacier, where we either hike in or approach by helicopter. The helicopter tours allow folks to experience the ice on their terms, either hard charging or more laid back, easy going.
We also offer an inexpensive ride to Exit Glacier from Seward via an hourly, eco-friendly $10 shuttle. The rangers at the park offer free tours of the lower area 3 times a day.
Feel free to check out our tours, videos and reviews to see more of the Exit Glacier Guides experience. Recently ranked #8 in the top 10 Adventure Tours in the world by Trip Advisor, we think you'll find the Alaskan Adventures you're looking for.
Our own glacier ice bucket challenge!
First Ascent of Mt. Muir from Harriman Fjord
From the Article in the June 2014 Journal of the Alaskan Mountaineering Club
After a busy winter working with a movie project in Seward, and before an even busier guiding season coming up, Nathan Lane and I decided to try and get a little lost in Prince William Sound and enjoy the calm eye of the storm. We launched my 16 foot inflatable Achilles boat (the HMS Marmot) in Whittier on April 28th while the last rain clouds were working their way West out of the Sound, leaving five blue bird days and ridiculously calm seas.
I had been looking at topo maps and Google Earth of Mt. Muir for a year and daydreaming what Harriman Fjord looked like. We tried to get back into the fjord during our end of the season guide trip for Exit... Read more
I was supposed to have my first Mountain Marathon Shakedown / Breakfast on the Mountain trip, but unfortunately the clients were a no show. Bummer for them. I figured what the heck, I'd take myself and my dog Paisley to see how all the systems worked.
The trip is designed for clients that would like a quick, early, rigorous hike up about 1000 feet to the bench then come down by 9:30... in time to make the boat trips or trip back to Anchorage. The teaser is the coffee and bagels on an overlook above town. Breakfast on the Mountain...what a concept.
It turned out to be a spectacular day....misty, a bit foggy, and cool tempertures for a quick ascension up the 'Bench Trail' of Mount Marathon. Paisley and I made it up to the Bench... Read more
During the seasonal migration to Seward I had the opportunity to meet up with Brian Dodd and Ross Downer in the Wind River Range for a bit skiing and exploring in some of the most impressive mountains the Rockies have to offer. The Winds stretch for about 100 miles, contain 19 of 20 of Wyoming's 13,000 ft. summits, and makeup three of the state's designated wilderness areas. After notable snowfall in the region throughout the winter, early May looked like a great time to visit.
We accessed the mountains via the Elkhart... Read more
Check it out! The Trip Flip episode where we took the Travel Channel folks ice climbing on Godwin Glacier just aired last night. The episode is called "Surviving Alaska." There's some video and photos on the travel channel's website from the episode. Thanks to Kim Barnard from the Sugar Mountain crew for letting us know it aired!