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Cascade Glacier Walking Tour

See what climate change is all about — Take a day or spend the night on a glacier

At Moun­tain Mad­ness we see our­selves as stew­ards of the envi­ron­ment, and con­sid­er it a priv­i­lege to intro­duce climbers and non-climbers alike to the majesty of Washington’s glac­i­ers. Our Cas­cade Glac­i­er Tours allow hik­ers with no pre­vi­ous moun­taineer­ing expe­ri­ence to tra­verse, and explore some of the Cas­cades might­i­est glac­i­ers in com­fort, and safe­ty with a trained guide. These tours will get you up close to yawn­ing crevass­es, glis­ten­ing blue ice, and tow­er­ing ser­acs, with ample oppor­tu­ni­ty for pho­tographs, and inter­pre­ta­tion of the environment.

Wash­ing­ton state is home to approx­i­mate­ly 186 named glac­i­ers, and many oth­er unnamed peren­ni­al snow, and ice fea­tures. After Alas­ka, Wash­ing­ton is the sec­ond most glaciat­ed state in the US with over 449 square kilo­me­ters of ice cov­ered ter­rain. To put that in per­spec­tive, the state of Rhode Island is 1,951 square miles / 3,140 square
kilometers,so Wash­ing­ton state’s glac­i­ers rep­re­sent 14.3% of the sur­face area of Rhode Island. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, many of those glac­i­ers are now threat­ened by cli­mate change. Dur­ing the 20th cen­tu­ry rates of glacial melt in var­i­ous parts of Wash­ing­ton ranged between 7% and 22%. The rate of glacial melt in Wash­ing­ton has increased dra­mat­i­cal­ly in the 21st cen­tu­ry, com­men­su­rate with an increase in aver­age annu­al tem­per­a­ture. In fact, 4 of the 5 hottest years on record in Wash­ing­ton state have occurred in the last decade. 

Join us and explore this unique environment!

Price

  • Cas­cade Glac­i­er Walk­ing Tour 1‑Day

    from $250 – 1 Day

    • 1:1 - $425 per person
    • 2:1 - $325 per person
    • 3:1 - $300 per person
    • 4:1 - $275 per person
    • 5:1 - $250 per person
  • Cas­cade Glac­i­er Walk­ing Tour 2‑Day

    from $500 – 2 Days

    • 1:1 - $950 per person
    • 2:1 - $650 per person
    • 3:1 - $600 per person
    • 4:1 - $550 per person
    • 5:1 - $500 per person

Dates

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  • Cas­cade Glac­i­er Walk­ing Tour 1‑Day

    from $250

    1 Day

    • 1:1 - $425 per person
    • 2:1 - $325 per person
    • 3:1 - $300 per person
    • 4:1 - $275 per person
    • 5:1 - $250 per person
    Book Trip
  • Cas­cade Glac­i­er Walk­ing Tour 2‑Day

    from $500

    2 Days

    • 1:1 - $950 per person
    • 2:1 - $650 per person
    • 3:1 - $600 per person
    • 4:1 - $550 per person
    • 5:1 - $500 per person
    Book Trip

Difficulty

Beginner