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Alpenglow: An Optical Phenomenon

Alpenglow Alpenglow is an atmospheric optical phenomenon which makes mountains appear to glow in vibrant, warm tones of pinks and reds. This occurs as the sun sets and just before it rises, but only on occasion (Phenomena). There is still speculation as to what exactly alpenglow is, and whether it is caused by direct light from the sun hitting residual moisture suspended in the [...]

By |2020-10-23T14:10:44-08:00October 23rd, 2020|Alpenglow, Exposure Alaska, Matanuska Glacier, Natural Wonders of Alaska, Talkeetnah Range|Comments Off on Alpenglow: An Optical Phenomenon

Anchorage Ice Climbing Roadtrip

Anchorage Ice Climbing Road Trip Anchorage is a hub for adventure. This capital is a place to touch down and gain access to a variety of recreation and exploration. Almost every road and dirt path way is lined with a few gems to add to any experience. An Anchorage ice climbing road trip is no different. This quick journey from metropolis to valley glacier [...]

By |2020-07-21T23:27:21-08:00February 29th, 2020|Alaska Expedition, Alaska Wildlife, Anchorage Adventure, Glacier Activities, Matanuska Glacier, Talkeetnah Range|Comments Off on Anchorage Ice Climbing Roadtrip

Experiencing a Glacier by Helicopter Drop-Off

Experiencing a Glacier by Helicopter Drop-Off It is a blue bird day, in other words, there is not a cloud in sight. One of the benefits of being on the interior of Alaska is a warmer and dryer landscape. This creates perfect windows of opportunity to have crystal clear views of the intricate layers that make up the Mat-Su Valley. Not only that, but [...]

By |2020-02-29T17:27:44-09:00February 29th, 2020|Alaska Expedition, Exposure Alaska, Glacier Activities, Glacier Trekking, Ice Climbing, Matanuska Glacier, Wilderness Camping|Comments Off on Experiencing a Glacier by Helicopter Drop-Off

Alaska Glacier Climbing Experience

Alaska Glacier Climbing Experience We walk one by one in a single file line. Each of our steps is deliberate and sets firmly. The morning sun softens the ice, simultaneously providing good grip for our feet. A crunching chorus follows along with our group of four. Beneath us the ice is white and we chase the blue crevasse lines in the distance. We have [...]

By |2020-02-02T21:01:47-09:00January 16th, 2020|Exposure Alaska, Glacier Trekking, Ice Climbing, Matanuska Glacier|Comments Off on Alaska Glacier Climbing Experience

Gear Advice – A Guide to Layering

When exploring the Alaska, especially Prince William Sound or Matanuska Valley, it is important to be prepared for any weather. These features sits in a valley where the weather is unpredictable and quick to change. At Exposure Alaska, in conjunction with MICA Guides, we tell our clients to dress in layers: a base layer, an insulating layer, and a waterproof layer. Dress this way [...]

By |2019-12-26T15:32:20-09:00November 25th, 2019|Alaska Backpacking, Alaska Expedition, Alaska Kayaking, Gear Information, Glacier Activities, Matanuska Glacier, Prince William Sound|Comments Off on Gear Advice – A Guide to Layering
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