— Root Glacier Ice Climbing —

Trip Details

  • Price: $155 adult/$135 child 
  • Trip Length: 1 day
  • Difficulty: Medium – adventurous people in good condition 
  • Dates: Offered daily at 9am from May 25th to September 8th, 2019. Custom/private trips available – inquire with us for details!
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The glacier tour rivaled my best experience of a 21-day trip to Alaska.

Kelly T Root Glacier Hike - 2014

Discover a New Sport!

Try your hand at a new sport under the guidance and expertise of our professional guides! Whether this is your first time, or you have tried it before, the Root Glacier provides the perfect venue for people who would like to ice climb in Alaska. All technical equipment is provided, as well as expert instruction from your experienced guides, allowing you to ice climb in one of the most spectacular environments in the world.

Trip Highlights:

  • The Root Glacier provides climbing options for everyone from the nervous novices to seasoned climbers
  • Friendly and professional guides will teach you “the ropes”
  • Try out a new sport in one of the most beautiful and breathtaking environments in the world
  • Views of the mile-high Stairway Icefall, 16,390ft Mt. Blackburn, and other stunning Alaskan peaks


Here at Copper Oar, we emphasize safety and customer experience with all our trips. Our experienced guides have been leading various trips in the remote Alaskan wilderness for over 30 years, and are always excited to share the beauty of this place with others. You will be in good hands from the moment your guide outfits you with boots and crampons, until you’re sharing pictures and stories back at the office at the end of the day. Come join us for a fun day of ice climbing out on the Root Glacier!

“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”

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