Helicopter Ice Climbing

The ultimate climbing experience that is completely customized to your comfort level. This tour uses a helicopter to access the climbing area.

This trip is designed for those visiting Seward, Alaska who either want a private Ice Climbing tour, or want to up the ante set by our other climbing trips with more difficulty, further remoteness (via helicopter), longer exploration, pushing the limits, etc. I could go on and on.

 This tour is by far the guide favorite as the climbs we are able to access with the helicopter take glacier Ice Climbing to a new level. Experience fathomless moulins that echo. Climb beside waterfalls plunging into the unknown void. Or be content to climb at a moderate level in a completely remote and breathtaking environment customized for you.

 The tour starts in the Seward airport where we load the helicopter. After take-off, we fly over Resurrection Bay and head over dramatic mountain canyons before landing on a moraine near the alpine glacier. Depending on the ability levels of individual clients, we are able to choose from a wide variety of climbs. We can either stick to the moderate walls on the glacier's surface, or we can head out in search of breathtaking — and very deep – moulins to drop into. We try to spend roughly 4 hours on the ice, climbing almost the entire time. After we finish climbing, the helicopter meets the group, loads up, and heads off though the canyons back to Seward. We feel strongly that this trip offers up some of the best summer ice-climbing that Alaska can offer.

 For this tour, we provide all the necessary equipment excluding your clothing and camera. Enjoy!

Permitted with the Chugach National Forest.


Season:  May 25th-ish through September 8th

Book Helicopter Ice Climbing Online

Choose a day that you would like to go on this trip by clicking the Book Now button. After you enter your information, we will contact you to set up a time that works for the day!

Add discounted Kayaking or Paddleboarding to this trip!

Booking this tour makes you eligible for a discounted Kayaking or Paddleboarding trip with legendary local company Liquid Adventures! For details about this awesome deal, check out this page, or look in your confirmation email after booking this trip for instructions on how to redeem your discount.

Essential Information

Moderate to Difficult
This trip requires a commitment of about 5 hours with 4 hours being spent on the glacier.
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Minimum Age 
Trip Price 
$420 per person (plus tax). Ask about our group discounts.