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The Ultimate Adventure: Mount Denali Tour via Airplane


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If you're looking for a thrilling and unforgettable adventure, consider taking the K2 Aviation Denali Grand Tour with Glacier Landing in Alaska. This tour takes you on a scenic flight over the Alaska Range, showcasing stunning views of the highest peak in North America, Denali. Along the way, you'll also get to experience the thrill of a glacier landing.


The tour begins at Talkeetna, a small town located approximately two and a half hours north of Anchorage. K2 Aviation, a company that has been offering flightseeing tours of Denali for over 55 years, operates out of Talkeetna. The town is a charming and quirky little place, with unique shops, restaurants, and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy.



After a brief safety briefing, you'll board a small plane with large windows, allowing for excellent views of the stunning Alaskan wilderness. The flight takes you over the Susitna River and into the heart of the Alaska Range. You'll see glaciers, crevasses, and soaring peaks that are awe-inspiring to behold.



The highlight of the tour is the glacier landing. The pilot will land the plane on a glacier, giving you the opportunity to step out onto the ice and take in the breathtaking scenery. You'll feel the chill of the crisp air and hear the crunch of the snow underfoot. This is a unique and unforgettable experience that you won't soon forget.


After your glacier landing, you'll return to the air and continue your flightseeing tour. The pilot will take you to the north side of Denali, where you'll see the Wickersham Wall, the largest continuous vertical rise on the planet. You'll also see Ruth Glacier, one of the most spectacular glaciers in Alaska, and Kahiltna Glacier, which is the route most climbers take when attempting to summit Denali.


Unfortunately due to quickly changing weather conditions, our Glacier landing was called off. The flight before ours was able to land on the Glacier but was unable to take off and had to stay the night at the emergency lodge.



The K2 Aviation Denali Grand Tour with Glacier Landing is a must-do for anyone visiting Alaska. It's an experience that will take your breath away and leave you with memories to last a lifetime. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the most stunning and remote wilderness in the world from the comfort of a small plane. Whether you're an adventurer or just looking for a unique and unforgettable experience, this tour is not to be missed.



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