Alaska Ice Climbing
Whether you’re an expert at Alaska ice climbing or a complete beginner, this is an experience you can not miss. How many people in the world can say they’ve climbed a mountain of ICE?! Not many. But, you could be one of them if you go on an Alaskan ice climbing trip.
How it Started
At one point in time, ice and rock climbing were lumped into one category. Climbers would reach an icy section on the wall, go through, and continue upward. Eventually, the challenge of climbing on ice became an adventure of its own, rather than an obstacle, and thank goodness it did.
Taking the First Steps
If you are new to ice climbing (as most are), let us ease your fears. Professional ice guides will teach you to climb walls of ice as easily as you climb a ladder. You will be equipped with an ice-climbing tools, boots, harness, helmets, and ropes. Most guides will even take photos of you on the wall, so you can have that picture-perfect memory captured, that you can look back on. They’ll start you out with an easy climb, so you can learn the essential techniques first hand. Once you’ve got it down, you can move onto more challenging walls. Your guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring your safety, as you exceed your own expectations.
This activity is most commonly added onto a glacier trek. Imagine your first experience of walking across glacier ice, with crampons strapped to your feet, and then you approach a ledge. The moment you tie in and descend over the side, is a moment that will stay with you forever. You’ll be full of both exhilaration and awe. The confidence when you succeed, is like no other. You will have completed a once in a lifetime experience on your first Alaskan ice climbing trip.