Choose your departure location from Anchorage or the Knik River valley via helicopter and climb where no one has climbed before. This tour is meant for beginner climbers looking to dabble in the sport, as well as intermediate climbers that would like a taste of what Alaska has to offer off the beaten path; here you will experience incredible views of the Knik Glacier and the river valley.
No experience is required, all the gear you need will be provided for you, all you have to do is choose the amount of time you would like to spend with us in this remote location, tour options include 2 hours or 4 hours with lunch provided on the 4 hour tour.
You will receive a full kit supplied to you consisting of a drysuit to keep you dry and warm, personal flotation device, paddle board, paddle as well as micro-spikes for walking on the glacier. First your guides will have you practice paddle boarding down a flowing glacier creek to get in touch with your balance on the board; once you feel comfortable, we will trek to the glacier lake using a fixed rope system to the swimming hole. You and your guide will participate in a few jumps into the glacial lake to make you feel as comfortable as possible with getting in and out of the water. This will help to understand the drysuit / PFD system in the event you lose your balance on the paddle board in the lake, you will feel prepared to get back on. Once you feel ready to take on your paddle, we will connect you to your leash and send you off into the lake for a serene paddle out and back to the end of the lake.
Choose to have a catered sit down lunch while you are there or just snack and swim at your leisure, this is your day, your adventure!
Starting at $549 per person
(2 Person Minimum)
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!”
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!
“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 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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