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Harding Icefield Trail - 5.3

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Hiking trail for Harding Icefield access.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty WI4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


This strenuous 4.5 mile trail is the primary access to the Harding Icefield. The trail starts at the toe of Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. It winds up the north edge of Exit Glacier, offering spectacular views of the glacier and surrounding mountains along the way. At the trail's end it's ice ice ice as far as the eye can see. Camping is permitted at the end of the trail only, and free registration for an overnight permit is required at the ranger station at the trailhead. Once at the icefield, pick a direction for as much glacier trekking as your little heart desires!

Submitted by: renobdarb on 2003-03-09
Views: 477
Route ID: 33317

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2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty WI4
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jnrose5 on 2007-06-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars glacial ice cragging

ice climbing for years on exit glacier and the Harding

Added: 2007-12-08

Flash Flash ascent by: snaffel on 1995-06-11 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 1995-06-11