Last June, we took the Dawn Princess to Alaska and the Inside Passage. In Juneau we did the Helicopter Glacier hike and Trek! We outfilled in climbing gear with the crampon's and ice pick and took a helicopter to Mendenhall Glacier. We received training in climbing ice flows (for those who need it.) My wife and me (with another couple) spend about 2 hours hiking up and down Mendenhall Glacier. Some of the climbing was vertical shears about 100 feet high!
It was great! What a rush! I want to go back and am planning to do the same trip, or maybe put together a hike/overnight to climb and scale the mountain behind Mendenhall Glacier, then overnight near the summit, then repel down with our gear on ropes.
It is a blast!