Ascending Path Guides

Ascending Path Guide Service has operated day eco adventure tours in Girdwood and Anchorage for more than 17 years. Founded in 1995 teaching climbing and mountaineering world-wide, the owners have taken their passion for showcasing Alaska’s wilderness and glaciers with travelers seeking a high-quality, authentic adventure for their vacation. Tours are family friendly and small group sizes allow for custom tailored trips. No experience is necessary! Ascending Path’s trips have been top rated by Nat. Geo. Travel, featured in the NY Times, NBC Nightly News, and rated Excellent for many years-running on

Ascending Path’s Iceberg Kayaking Trip at Spencer Glacier is ranked #1 on TripAdvisor for boat tour and water sports in Girdwood! Experience the magic of Spencer Glacier via Kayak and learn about blue ice, up close and personal, on this daily kayaking excursion! Enjoy a scenic train ride aboard the Alaska Railroad, then spend several hours paddling among icebergs and hike to the face of Spencer Glacier. One goal is to touch an iceberg!

So whether you kayak with icebergs near a glacier, fly by helicopter to hike on a glacier or ice climb, snowshoe through a winter wonderland or taste the flora of Girdwood’s rainforest on a guided hike, Ascending Path Guides ensures that individual expectations are exceeded!

Daily Departures YEAR-ROUND!

To learn more and to 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