— Root Glacier Ice Climbing —

Trip Details

  • Price: $165 adult/$145 child 
  • Trip Length: 1 day
  • Difficulty: Medium – adventurous people in good condition 
  • Dates: Offered daily at 9am from May 27th to September 11th, 2022. 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, 16,391ft 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!

We strongly encourage advanced reservations for all of our activities. If you’re planning on heading out to the Wrangells this summer, please make a reservation today! You can easily book online yourself by clicking the orange “Book This Trip” button on the left or give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you!

Are you unsure if this is the trip for you? Buy a Gift Card in advance, giving you the ultimate flexibility as you plan your Alaska adventure!

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

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