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Trekking the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska
I had the opportunity to climb this magnificent glacier. It was the first time I ever went glacier climbing, and it was certainly a feat!
Info of the Mendenhall Glacier
The Mendenhall Glacier is located about 12 miles from the southeast town area of Juneau, Alaska. Until 1891, it was called Sitaantaago (“the Glacier Behind the Town”) or Aak’wtaaksit (“the Glacier Behind the Little Lake”).
The glacier is about 13.6 miles long, so you can go ice hiking or glacier climbing for many hours!
Mendenahll Glacier is about half-mile wide with ice up to 1,800 feet deep, making the glacier one of the most prevalent visiting place for tourists.
Arrival by Helicopter
You will be arriving at the glacier by helicopter. It’s an absolutely incredible ride past waterfalls and forestry. It’s a sight to see!
Be prepared for helicopter travel and possibly get airsick. Prepare medicine for your airsickness. In addition, airsick passengers should not eat too much before taking the helicopter. Carry some energy bars and water in your backpack if you need nourishment.
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