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Cascade Glacier Walking Tour

See what climate change is all about — On selected dates, join Ph.D. glaciologist candidate Taryn Black

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.

Grab the oppor­tu­ni­ty to explore the glac­i­er with Ph.D. glaciol­o­gist can­di­date Taryn Black, whose research and projects include work done on Bak­er’s Cole­man glac­i­er. Not sure you can get much more exper­tise than that! To learn more about Taryn, vis­it our guide bio page.

As you approach the glac­i­er, you’ll learn about how glac­i­ers con­tribute to water resources, wildlife habi­tat, and oth­er ecosys­tem ser­vices. How will these resources be affect­ed as the region’s glac­i­ers react to cli­mate change? On the ice, dis­cov­er the process­es that shape glac­i­ers, and observe how glac­i­ers, in turn, shape the land­scape around them. Through­out the tour, you will also learn about Wash­ing­ton’s icon­ic glaciat­ed vol­ca­noes, the his­to­ry of glacia­tion in the Pacif­ic North­west, and cut­ting-edge local research on glac­i­ers in the Cascades.

Price

  • Cas­cade Glac­i­er Tour w/​Ph.D. Glaciol­o­gist Can­di­date, Taryn Black

    from $275 – 1 Day

    • 1:1 - $475 per person
    • 2:1 - $350 per person
    • 3:1 - $325 per person
    • 4:1 - $300 per person
    • 5:1 - $275 per person
  • 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

Walking Tours may be Arranged on a Custom Basis — Contact Us

Policies

Itinerary

Equipment

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  • Cas­cade Glac­i­er Tour w/​Ph.D. Glaciol­o­gist Can­di­date, Taryn Black

    from $275

    1 Day

    • 1:1 - $475 per person
    • 2:1 - $350 per person
    • 3:1 - $325 per person
    • 4:1 - $300 per person
    • 5:1 - $275 per person
    Book Trip
  • 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