Packing List Valdez Glacier Day Trip

What Clothing Should You Bring?

The basic principles of layering for outdoor activities apply to Kayaking and Glacier Hiking in Alaska.

We recommend: 2 sets warm clothing – Be ready for rain or shine!

  • Base Layer or Undergarments: top and bottom layer, made preferably of wool, silk, capilene or polypropylene.
  • Upper Body: midweight insulation layer of wool, capilene, or fleece.
  • Lower Body: base layer should be sufficient under rainpants, however a pair of fleece, or nylon travel pants are always a good option.
  • Feet: wool, smart wool, synthetic, or neoprenesocks. We provide high top rubber boots for all participants, however, if you have your own, we suggest you bring them to insure proper fit and maximum comfort. Also bring along a pair of sturdy hiking boots for hiking on the glacier.
  • Hands: wool, synthetic or neoprene gloves. Neoprene is always preferred in rainy conditions.
  • Head: 80% of your body heat escapes from your head. Be sure to bring adequate headwear. A wool or synthetic hat is recommended. A wide brimmed hat is also nice to protect you from the rain or sun.
  • Rain Gear: There is no substitute for quality rain gear. We do provide basic rain gear if your’s is inadequate.

Second Set:
This can be any additional clothes in case you get cold or wet.

Also bring:

  • A backpack and a sack lunch
  • Water Bottle
  • Sun glasses (and holders such as croakies or chums)
  • Sun screen
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper

Optional: camera, film and binoculars (preferably water proof)

*We will provide you with dry bags for your lunch, clothes, and gear!