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HELICOPTER GLACIER TOUR & PICNIC
Even the most avid fisherman often states that visiting Alaska’s Triumvirate Glacier was one of the main highlights of their trip at Talaheim.
The glacier’s namesake, triumvirate, means a group of three men holding power which makes sense because this giant blue ice mass is located at the base of three awe inspiring peaks.
On a clear day, Mount Torbert, the highest peak rising to 11,413 feet, can be seen from Anchorage. Mount Spurr and Crater Peak are active volcanos. The last known eruption was from Mount Spurr in 2009 and you can still see the black layer of ash imbedded within the glacier’s blue ice chunks.
There are many flight-seeing bush plane tours that fly over Triumvirate Glacier, but guests at Talaheim don’t just fly over, they land. After a scenic 15 minute helicopter ride through the mountains, Talaheim guests can land at the base of the Tordrillo Mountains and hike onto the glacier, after which they enjoy a delicious picnic with a stunning view.
Guest are encouraged to fill up their water bottles with glacier water, or bring back a chunk of ice for their nightly cocktail. And of course, don’t forget the camera. The photo opportunities on this adventure are almost as massive as the glacier itself.
Please note, this trip is subject to weather conditions.