Alaska Helicopter Hiking & Climbing Tours
In partnership with Alpine Air Alaska, we offer Helicopter access guided hikes and climbs.
Alpine Air's Robinson R44 Helicopters have an excellent safety record, are affordable, quiet and fuel efficient. We use the A-Star for larger
groups or bigger mountain trips. Rates listed are for 1 R44 for 2 clients and 1 guide or 2 R44's with 4 or 5 clients total with 1 guide. If
you are a party of 3, we need to add a 4th paying client (or you pay for a 4th seat) to send the second Helicopter. Call for group pricing.
From the lobby at the magnificent Hotel Alyeska, we walk a short distance to Alyeska's private Heli Pad for a hot-load onto the ship. A very memorable and scenic flight of about 20 minutes gets us to several glacier options. After landing below the firn line (snow melt line) on the glacier, we gear-up with helmets, harness and crampons. Once the helicopter leaves, and after a safety talk and crampon practice with your skilled and experienced guide, we explore the glacier ice itself. We typically schedule 2-3 hours to discover amazing Ice features like: blue ice, crevasses, caves, rushing surface rivers, tubes, moulins, etc.
We operate outside of the Chugach National Forest or land within NFS permitted areas.