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Glacier Day Hikes & Ice Climbing on Worthinton Glacier (Valdez, Alaska)

Glacier HIkes

Enjoy a full day or just a few hours of Glacier Hiking or Glacier Ice Climbing. Strap on a pair of crampons and join our guides on the blue ice of Worthington Glacier, located on Thompson Pass.

Who Can Join?

Anyone! ages 6 years +
Beginners Welcome

Price Includes

Guide Services
Basic Instruction
All glacier hiking & Climbing gear
Rain Gear
Neoprene Gloves
Ice Climbing Boots
Hot Drinks & Snacks
Van Transportation to the Glacier
Park Fees

Offered Daily

June 10 – September 12

 

1/2 Day Hike

Full Day Hike

Full Day Ice Climb

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  Tour Name Basic Description Price Adult Price Child  
Shoup Glacier kayak camping Half Day Worthington Glacier Hike 2 Hours on the ice.
Our shortest glacier hiking adventure. Wearing crampons we walk on the glacier for 2 hours. Fully guided. 4 hours total, Valdez departure.
$99 $89.10

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sea kayak camping tour to Shoup Glacier Full Day Worthington Glacier Hike 4-5 hours hiking with a lunch break.
Want a full day challenge to reach the upper tiers of the Worthington Glacier? This moderate to strenuous hike offer amazing views
$129 $116.10

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kayak camping tour to columbia glacier Full Day
Ice Climb
7-8 hours shop to shop.
(3+ hours climbing and 2 hours hiking)
The guides choice for an adventure on the ice.
$149 $134.10 Details
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Half Day Worthington Glacier Hike

glacier hike worthington

A great introduction to walking on the ice. Hike a short trail to the ice and fit crampons on your feet. The guide will lead you onto the ice for 2 hours of exploration.

Trip Length

4 Hours
(2 hours hiking)

Price Includes

Guide Services
Basic Instruction
Crampons, Trekking poles, helmet
Rain Gear
Day pack
Neoprene Gloves
Van Transportation to the Glacier
Park Fees

Difficulty

Easy / Moderate

Price

Adult: $99
Child $89.10 (13 and under)

Glacier Hike Itinerary:

Hour 1: Meet at Pangaea Adventures to get fitted into crampons. We take our van up to Worthington Glacier via Keystone Canyon and Thompson Pass.

Hour 2-3: Start from the parking area at Worthington Glacier State Park. A paved and dirt path leads to the toe of the glacier. Once at the glacier, we strap the crampons on our shoes and step onto the ice. We hike for a total of 2 hours, split by a brief snack break.

Hour 4: Return to the van and relax as the van heads back over Thompson Pass and through Keystone Canyon back to Valdez. If we have time, we will stop for a photo opportunity of the waterfalls in Keystone Canyon.

 

Note: Participants may arrange to meet at Worthington glacier with advance notice.

Offer June 10th - mid September

Full Day Worthington Glacier Hike

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A full day of walking on the ice. Designed for a challenging day and a great workout. This trip is for moderately fit participants who want to explore the upper reaches of the glacier.

Trip Length

6-7 Hours
(4 hours hiking / 1 hour lunch break)

Price Includes

Guide Services
Basic Instruction
Crampons, Trekking poles, helmet
Rain Gear
Day pack
Neoprene Gloves
Van Transportation to the Glacier
Park Fees

Difficulty

Moderate / Strenuous

Price

Adult: $129
Child $116.10 (13 and under)

Glacier Hike Itinerary:

Hour 1: Meet at Pangaea Adventures to get fitted into crampons. We take our van up to Worthington Glacier via Keystone Canyon and Thompson Pass.

Hour 2-3: Start from the parking area at Worthington Glacier State Park. A paved and dirt path leads to the toe of the glacier. Once at the glacier, we strap the crampons on our shoes and step onto the ice. We hike upward towards the second tier of worthington glacier and exploring the crevasse and sculptured blue ice.

Hour 4: Have a seat and enjoy the expansive view for a lunch break. We serve hot drinks.

Hour 5-6: If your feeling strong we'll head further up the glacier to maximize our views. The walk back down to the parking area

Hour 7: Return to the van and relax as the van heads back over Thompson Pass and through Keystone Canyon back to Valdez. If we have time, we will stop for a photo opportunity of the waterfalls in Keystone Canyon.

 

Note: Participants may arrange to meet at Worthington glacier with advance notice.

Offer June 10th - mid September

Full Day Worthington Glacier Ice Climb

half day glacier hike

An exciting day on the glaicer. Fill your day with a combination of hiking and ice climbing. This is a guided exploration of Worthington Glacier. Great scenery and exercise.

Trip Length

7-8 Hours
(2-3 hours hiking & 3 hours Climbing)

Price Includes

Guide Services
Basic Instruction
Crampons, Trekking poles, helmet
Rain Gear
Day pack
Van Transportation to the Glacier
Park Fees

Difficulty

Easy / Moderate

Price

Adult: $149
Child $134.10 (13 and under)

Ice Climbing Itinerary:

Hour 1: Meet at Pangaea Adventures to get fitted into crampons. We take our van up to Worthington Glacier via Keystone Canyon and Thompson Pass.

Hour 2-3: Start from the parking area at Worthington Glacier State Park. A paved and dirt path leads to the toe of the glacier. Once at the glacier the guide will set up some ropes on an ice wall near by. After basic instruction, each guest will try their hand at climbing the vertical wall with the safety of the rope.

Hour 4: Since we keep snacks handy while climbing, we can pack up and go for a hike up the glacier. Some days we go to search out new climbing routes and other days we just hike to get some views.

Hour 5-6: We have more time in the afternoon to set up more ice climbing. We may return to the same wall, or challenge the group by lowing into a crevasse or moulon. Drop into the depths of the glacier and climb out with the ice tools and crampons.

Hour 7: Return to the van and relax as the van heads back over Thompson Pass and through Keystone Canyon back to Valdez. If we have time, we will stop for a photo opportunity of the waterfalls in Keystone Canyon. Rafters will get dropped of at Keystone Canyon for the one hour run down the river.

 

Note: Participants may arrange to meet at Worthington glacier with advance notice, otherwise, everyone should meet at the Pangaea Adventures shop in Valdez.

Offer June 10th - mid September


Join Pangaea Adventures for sea kayaking tours in Alaska. Guided trips in Prince William Sound. Sea Kayak Day Tours to famous glaciers like Columbia Glacier. Sea Kayak Camping Tours in Alaska wilderness. Backpacking Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Glacier Day Hikes in the Chugach Mountains. Guided glacier hikes on Worthington Glacier. Water Taxi Valdez.