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Old June 1st, 2007, 02:19 PM
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Default Mendenhall Glacier

We are cruising Royal Caribbean the end of June (Tracy Arm Fjord itinerary) with a large group.

Several of the people going have been inquiring as to whether a trip to see Mendenhall Glacier means that you can actually WALK on the glacier, or are you simply looking at it from inside of a building?

Looking for cheap alternatives (most of them can't afford a $200-300 flightseeing tour) and would love nothing more than to say they've walked on a glacier.

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Old June 1st, 2007, 03:57 PM
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No, you cannot walk on the Mendenhall glacier.
There are walkways and viewing areas outside and also viewing and displays from the visitor center (small charge).

There are hiking trails as well so you can get closer but not on the glacier.

To walk on the glacier you'll need a helicopter ride.
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No, you cannot walk on the Mendenhall glacier.
You can actually, if you have several hours, proper gear and lots of energy - take the Mendenhall West Trail (not accessible from the Visitor Center).
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Also can go with a guided group tour- http://www.beyondak.com/daytrips.html
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 10:37 AM
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I stand corrected
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Thanks SO much!
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