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Whistler Glacier Ascent Hike provided by Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

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Whistler Glacier Ascent Hike

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Departure Point
Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local, professional guide
  • All climbing and glacier equipment
  • Hiking boots (if needed)
  • A Peak 2 Peak lift ticket for Whistler Mountain is required for this tour. You can buy tickets online, at Mountain Skills Academy village office, or at any Whistler Blackcomb ticket window. You must buy them prior to the day of your tour to avoid line-ups and missing your tour start time.
  • Snacks and water
  • Guide gratuity (suggested)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What to bring: Hiking shoes, gloves, small backpack, rain jacket, water, and snacks.
  • Suitable for beginners (no experience is needed)
  • Includes all equipment required
  • Fitness: Moderate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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mifmy wrote a review Oct 2019
Kyoto, Japan3 contributions
I had a great time with our guide April, who's so knowledgeable and entertaining. I took some tours in the past in Alaska, but it was the best for me and I totally recommend this tour to everyone including beginners. We could start from the very basic step on the glacier and
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Mountain_Skills, Manager at Whistler Glacier Ascent Hike
Responded 3 Oct 2019
Hi! Thank you for the lovely review, we're so glad you had such a great time with April on the Glacier Ascent. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Jacqui P wrote a review Sep 2019
81 contributions7 helpful votes
This was such a fantastic tour. Although it was a cloudy day on the mountain, it did not spoil this adventure. Jeremy, my guide, was great. He explained things really well and made it a very enjoyable experience. This was my first ever glacier ascent and first time wearing
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Mountain_Skills, Owner at Whistler Glacier Ascent Hike
Responded 11 Sep 2019
Hi! Thank you for leaving a review, we really appreciate any and all feedback. I will pass it on to Jeremy as well!
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Diana wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
This was the first time I had done a hike! My husband and I chose to do the glacier ascent! Jake was very nice and kept motivating me to keep going and made it to the top! It was such an awesome experience!! Definitely recommend!!!
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from Mtn_Skills_Academy, Manager at Whistler Glacier Ascent Hike
Responded 25 Jul 2019
Thanks so much for taking time to review your tour, we'll pass on your kind words to Jake!
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HKateh0001 wrote a review Sep 2018
Canberra, Australia19 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I went on this morning’s glacier ascent and it was fabulous! Mike, our guide was great, teaching us about mountaineering and explaining carabiners, different mountaineering terms, and belaying. We also enjoyed finding out about Mike’s adventures around Whistler
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Date of experience: September 2018
Response from Mtn_Skills_Academy, Manager at Whistler Glacier Ascent Hike
Responded 4 Sep 2018
Hi Kate, thanks so much. We're glad that Mike made your tour so good. We'll be sure to let him know.
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maybelater18 wrote a review Aug 2018
London, United Kingdom160 contributions64 helpful votes
We (family of 5) booked a private hike at 15:00 to give us time to do Sasquatch zip line in the morning and still get up to the top of Whistler Mountain, do a peak-to-peak to Blackcomb and get some lunch before heading up the glacier. We met at 14:40ish and met Maya and Tim who
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Response from Mtn_Skills_Academy, Manager at Whistler Glacier Ascent Hike
Responded 28 Aug 2018
Sounds like you made the most of your day! We're happy to have been a part of it. Thanks for the review!
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By: Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
Fun, professional, thorough AST 1 course
I completed the AST 1 course with April this weekend and loved it. Learned loads in a supportive and relaxed but ri
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brilliant back country leadership
many thanks to our excellent and articulate back country guide April! What a gem. World class day. Would recommend.
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Fantastic splitboard experience in the beautiful Whistler back country
I’ve been keen to try splitboarding for a few years now and saw this trip with MSAA and thought it looked ideal. Th
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Epic Day Ice Climbing with our guide Eric & MSA
What an amazing experience, our guide Eric was so easy going and helpful. We were pretty nervous going in as we di
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Great team
The folks who took us around were very kind and helpful and very informative and generous with sharing their knowle
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tour with my 23 yr old grand daughter
nature can not be controlled by humans. So, the fact that we saw only 3 eagles is no one's fault.! At all. And I
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Mountain skills Academy as a first rate group of professional instructors
Mountain skills Academy as a first rate group of professional instructors This is my second year returning to work
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Professional and informative
For my AST 1 course we had a small group of people and were able to ask all the questions. Our instructor Melanie i
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Bronwyn P
Great guides...
I have done two courses through MSAA - an AST1 course for Snowshoers and a Women's Specific Intro to Backcountry Sk
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Fun in the snow
Out guide was incredible, so much knowledge about snow climate and local conditions. Felt safe and cared for on a
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Excellent Customer Service on Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue
Eric D went out of his way to ensure the full course syllabus was covered on this complex and potentially lifesavin
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Great day out.
We took a backcountry tour with April, it was awesome. Thank you so much. April was patient and really helpful. She
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Great Day In The Whistler Backcountry
I really enjoyed the 'Intro To Backcountry' program. The day was very informative and provided me with the knowledg
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Two-day Avalanche Awareness course
I learned so much, and found their teachers/guides/instructors to be knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We
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Amazing experience!
Loved the introduction to backcountry course! I have been wanting to get into ski touring for a while now and I fin
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
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