Ascending Path Guides

Locally owned Ascending Path leads family friendly summer day tours from Girdwood, Anchorage and the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop. Small group sizes allows trips to be custom tailored to meet individual expectations. No experience is necessary! Ascending Path’s trips have been top rated by Nat. Geo. Travel, featured in the NY Times and rated Excellent for many years on

Ascending Path guides specialize in half and full day wilderness adventures. Sea kayak with icebergs near a glacier, peer into a crevasse, sink an ice tool and crampons into a glacier and learn what happens when Freddy Fungus meets Alice Algae…

On Ascending Path’s most popular trip, the Spencer Glacier Hike by train and sea kayak, experience first-hand the exceptional landscape of Girdwood and the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop. Nowhere else in the world can you: ride a train, sea kayak, hike and explore a glacier all in a day! Crunch your crampons on blue ice and add a helicopter pick-up to make this a trip of a lifetime. Don’t miss this region’s diverse flora and fauna, glaciated terrain and a day out with a fun, experienced and qualified guide.

Daily Departures from Girdwood and Anchorage all summer. One month advanced reservations are preferred, but last minute sometimes works too. Try the Ultimate Overnight Adventure to camp on a glacier!

To learn more about Ascending Path guides & book your adventure of a lifetime go to or call 907-783-0505 today!


Ascending Path Guides

PO Box 730
Girdwood, Alaska

Heli Hiking with Ascending Path


Glacier Hiking with Ascending Path


Kayaking & Hiking with Ascending Path