Month: February 2022

Ice Climbing on a Alaska Glacier

Ice Climbing on a Alaska Glacier Alaska Helicopter Guided Adventure Tours

See the Chugach Range from the air as your helicopter flight takes you over snow capped mountain peaks and braided river valleys to land on over 300 feet of glacial ice thousands of years old! Experience majestic blue pools, stunning, swirling moulins, deep crevasses and dramatic ice formations when you step foot and trek around […]

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“See the Chugach Range from the air as your helicopter flight takes you over snow capped mountain peaks and braided river valleys to land on over 300 feet of glacial ice thousands of years old! Experience majestic blue pools, stunning, swirling moulins, deep crevasses and dramatic ice formations that continue to fascinate and attract the explorer in all of us when you step foot and trek around the surface of the Knik Glacier. The mighty Knik, one of the largest glaciers left in southcentral” “Alaska, is twenty-six miles in length and 6 miles across at its toe and is just one of several glaciers in the ancient river valley. In addition to spotting wildlife from the air (moose, dall sheep, spawning salmon, and bears), you’ll have an eagle’s eye view of towering waterfalls, glacial iceberg-filled lakes, and the untouched wilderness of the Last Frontier! This excursion allows for 40 minutes of flight time! Once you have landed let NOVA Guides introduce you to the world of glacier ice climbing. No previous experience is necessary. Your guides will spend a few minutes setting up and explaining the rope systems while you snack on provided treats, take in the scenery, and learn about Alaska’s wild glaciers. Your guides will equip you with everything necessary for a successful trip including; a harness, helmet, boots, crampons and ice tools to ensure a successful ascent up the glacier wall. You can choose to take on a steeper challenge or stay in your comfort zone. Our all day tours include lunch! Trek to a scenic picnic spot and enjoy your meal that is provided by one of Palmer’s finest restaurants. With our all day tours, you will have more time to explore this amazing glacier. This will be a trip that you will tell stories about for years to come! Every day and tour is a little different out on the glacier. It’s always a good idea to be prepared in Alaska. We recommend bringing a personal backpack on the tour to store items such as raincoats, extra layers, snacks, cameras, sunglasses, hats, gloves, water bottles for drinking glacier water or anything else you would like to bring on the tour. This trip is highly customizable, so people of all abilities and experience levels are sure to have an amazing adventure.”

Fly down the Knik river valley and past the towering Pioneer Peak with views of The
Sleeping Lady and Denali to Big Lake, Alaska, where you will be welcomed at The
Dogstead! Home of respected Iditarod musher Nic Petit and his kennel of lovable
pups. You ‘ll be greeted and shown to your overnight accommodations on the 160
acre property that offers views of the Talkeetna, Chugach and Alaska Mountain
Ranges. Enjoy a night’s stay in a comfortable and cozy yurt…with a woodstove for
added ambiance. Choose between an evening dog sled ride (offered only to yurt
guests) or a morning mushing experience. In the spring and summer get pulled on a
cart, specially designed by Nic for a unique riding adventure, and in the winter
enjoy a snowy ride on a traditional dog sled.

“Fly down the Knik river valley and past the towering Pioneer Peak with views of The Sleeping Lady and Denali to Big Lake, Alaska, where you will be welcomed at The Dogstead! Home of respected Iditarod musher Nic Petit and his kennel of lovable pups. In the winter enjoy a ride atop snow packed trails under the alpenglow on a traditional dog sled. In the fall, take in the sights of changing leaves and termination dust and the feel of crisp air on your cheeks, as the dogs give you the” “ride of your life! Feel the rush of racing dogs and see why Nic and his pups consistently finish in the top 10 of every race they run! After your mushing experience, get back in the chopper and continue flightseeing your way out to the Knik Glacier for a landing and some trekking on exposed glacial ice. In the winter explore the ice caves as everything freezes solid and is blanketed in snow.”

“Fly down the Knik river valley and past the towering Pioneer Peak with views of The Sleeping Lady and Denali to Big Lake, Alaska, where you will be welcomed at The Dogstead! Home of respected Iditarod musher Nic Petit and his kennel of lovable pups. In the winter enjoy a ride atop snow packed trails under the alpenglow on a traditional dog sled. In the fall, take in the sights of changing leaves and termination dust and the feel of crisp air on your cheeks, as the dogs give you the ride of your life! Feel the rush of racing dogs and see why Nic and his pups consistently finish in the top 10 of every race they run!”

Just a little bit more flight time, but a lot more air covered when you opt for a full 60 minutes in the helicopter. Experience unobstructed, bird’s eye views of stunning mountain peaks, local wildlife, towering waterfalls, dramatic glacial terrain, iceberg filled lakes and the beauty that is unique to Alaska! Choose your flight path based on your bucket list items to see and let your pilot show you what you would be missing if you stayed on the ground! An hour flying in the chopper and you will have a new favorite mode of transport!

“Get a little taste for the epic scenery Alaska has to offer when your helicopter flight gives you 40 minutes of unobstructed, eagle’s eye views of stunning mountain peaks, local wildlife, towering waterfalls, dramatic glacial terrain, iceberg filled lakes and the beauty that is unique to Alaska! Choose your flight path based on your bucket list items to see and let your pilot show you what you would be missing if you stayed on the ground.”

“See the Chugach Range from the air as your helicopter pilot takes you on an epic flying adventure. Experience exceptional, unobstructed views of the last frontier from the air. Take flight over stunning mountain peaks and have the opportunity to spot wildlife, towering waterfalls, dramatic glacial terrain and the beauty that is unique to Alaska! Choose your flight path and destination based on your bucket list items to see. This adventure allows you to choose your number of landings and landing locations: step foot on the exposed ice of a glacier in the Knik Valley and trek with your pilot to explore the many facets of the glacial surface (Moulins, blue pools, and deep crevasses), or land high above in the Alaskan alpine and take in large, sweeping sights of glaciers and rocky ridgelines, choose to land on the shoreline of a massive glacial lake filled with berggie bits and giant floating icebergs, a rocky beach at the face of a dramatic ice wall, and/or let your pilot take you to their favorite landing location! A multiple landing flight is the best option for those seeking varied landscapes for photographic opportunities and filming events.

 

*In the winter months, landing directly on the surface of the glacier may not be safe due to snow depth. Landing may be at the terminus of the glacier near an ice”

 

“wall, on the shoreline of a frozen iceberg filled lake, or in the gorge of the glacier to explore ice caves.. All offer an opportunity to experience the tones of blue infamous of glacier views.”

“See the Chugach Range from the air as your helicopter flight takes you over snow capped mountain peaks, through the Knik River valley, up the Knik Glacier in its 26 mile entirety, over into Prince William Sound and back via Colony Glacier. You won’t believe the grandiosity of the sights below you as you take in views of wildlife,” “glaciers, alpine lakes, towering waterfalls, dramatic icewalls, iceberg filled lakes and steep valley gorges. A grand flightseeing excursion that gives you the ultimate views of some of the best scenery Alaska has to offer. This adventure allows you to choose your landing location: step foot on the exposed ice of the Knik Glacier and trek with your pilot to explore the many facets of the glacial surface (Moulins, blue pools, and deep crevasses), or land high above in the Alaskan alpine and take in large, sweeping sights of glaciers and rocky ridgelines, or choose to land on the shoreline of a massive glacial lake filled with berggie bits and giant floating icebergs.”

“See the Chugach Range from the air as your helicopter flight takes you over snow capped mountain peaks and braided river valleys to land on over 300 feet of glacial ice thousands of years old! Experience majestic blue pools, stunning, swirling moulins, deep crevasses and dramatic ice formations that continue to fascinate and attract the explorer in all of us when you step foot and trek around the surface of the Knik Glacier. The mighty Knik, one of the largest glaciers left in southcentral Alaska, is twenty-six miles in length and 6 miles across at its toe and is just one of several glaciers in the ancient river valley. In addition to spotting wildlife from the air (moose, dall sheep, spawning salmon, and bears), you’ll have an eagle’s eye view of towering waterfalls, glacial iceberg-filled lakes, and the untouched wilderness of the Last Frontier! This excursion allows for 40 minutes of flight time and up to 45 minutes on the glacier!

 

*In the winter months, landing directly on the surface of the glacier may not be safe due to snow depth. Landing may be at the terminus of the glacier near an ice wall, on the shoreline of a frozen iceberg filled lake, or in the gorge of the glacier to explore ice caves.. All offer an opportunity to experience the tones of blue
infamous of glacier views.”

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