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Old July 18th, 2001, 02:51 PM
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Default Best port for glacier landing?

After reading this board I've become convinced that no trip to Alaska is complete without taking a helicopter and landing on a glacier. Where is the best place to take this type of tour from? Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka? Thanks.
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Old July 18th, 2001, 04:04 PM
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Default Re: Best port for glacier landing?

By recommendation, I have booked my helicopter landing through Coastal Helicopter in Juneau.
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Old July 18th, 2001, 04:21 PM
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Default Re: Best port for glacier landing?

George wrote:
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> After reading this board I've become convinced that no trip
> to Alaska is complete without taking a helicopter and landing
> on a glacier. Where is the best place to take this type of
> tour from? Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka? Thanks.

George..
if u can swing it in the budget I HIGHLY recommend doing a combo heli tour and dog sledding. TOO COOL dog sledding across the glacier!!!

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Old July 20th, 2001, 06:45 PM
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Default Re: Best port for glacier landing?

I recommend glacier treking in Juneau on Mendenhall. Its not just a simple stroll on a glacier, but a clamp on the crampons, belay up the serac, jump over the crevasse adventure.

There are two hour normal hikes, but a 4 hour extended is incredible.

Very expensive, but well worth it.
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Default Re: Best port for glacier landing?

All of the above mentioned tours can be booked direct for savings. www.coastalhelicopters.com best and cheapist glacier landing out of Juneau
www.temscoair.com dog sledding out of Skagway
www.glaciertrekking.com with Northstar Trekking out of Juneau
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