Alaska needs little introduction as a winter paradise. As the largest state in the country, there is an abundance of incredible ice climbing centered around Anchorage. And we are excited to share it with you! Join us and our professional guides for some of the absolute best ice climbing around Anchorage, Palmer, and Wasilla. South central Alaska has a huge variety of ice climbs, from single pitch ice flow cragging, to steep and challenging brittle ice, to enjoyable multipitch ice climbing in beautiful and awe-inspiring mountains. There is something here for everyone!

We offer private ice guiding, ice climbing instruction, and ice climbing courses customized to your ability level and desires for the day. We can teach you the skills to build ice anchors, make v-threads, and be more efficient while climbing ice. Looking for technique pointers? We can get you up to speed climbing steep ice and feeling confident doing it. Many of the venues we use are perfect for first time ice climbers and seasoned veterans alike. With full day and bigger day options, we can meet you where you are at in your ice climbing journey and customize a day just for you and your group.

Our guides are expert teachers and instructors and are passionate about sharing an incredible ice climbing experience with you. Our private Alaska Ice Climbing days are a great way to experience ice climbing for the first time, or to climb wild ice in America’s Last Frontier. All of our guides operate within the AMGA Scope of Practice and are exceptional at teaching skills such as technique, steep ice technique, ice climbing anchors, rope management, and so much more.

Some of the venues we commonly use are:

  • Seward Highway
  • Caribou Creek
  • Chugach State Park

With such an abundance of ice so close to Anchorage and the Central Valley, it is very easy to climb multiple days in a row and never climb the same piece of ice twice. Need help planning your Alaska Ice Climbing Trip? Contact Us and we can answer questions and point you in the right direction.

Ready to take your ice climbing to the next level?

More information:

  • Recommended experience level: beginner to advanced
  • Many great venues to hone your ice climbing movement skills, climb big ice, or learn and practice new technical skills
  • Half day (4 hour), full day (8 hour), and bigger trips available based on your objectives
  • Introduction to Ice Climbing Courses available
Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesNovember 2023 - April 2024 PriceHalf Days starting at $159 per person LocationAnchorage, AK Course Length4 hours Difficulty RatingVaries with objective
Course Dates PriceFull Days starting at $369 per person Location Course Length8 hours Difficulty Rating
Course Dates PriceExtreme Days starting at $479 per person Location Course Length8+ hours Difficulty Rating
  • Some of the absolute best ice climbing in North America!
  • A huge selection of both single pitch and multi pitch ice
  • Learn and refine ice climbing technique and technical skills from a local expert guide
  • 100% customizable trips and instruction: This day is all about you
Price Includes


  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA guide
  • Ice climbing equipment including harnesses, helmets, crampons, ice tools, belay devices, ropes, and protection
  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout the entire day


  • Mountaineering boots. These can be rented from many local outdoor stores
  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area
  • Gratuity
  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, etc.
  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)
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