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... up the arm past the ice line and to the limit of the navigation
charts. A record close in to the glacier. So close we could hear the
ice pop and growl. I believe the Titanic was also a record.
We were invited to view the glacier
from the helipad in front of the ship. We stayed in our suite
however. Reason, it's warm and ...
... ready to board for the return trip. The weather out on the glacier was FREEZING. The actual temperature was 2 degrees but the wind chill made it about -10 degrees. The guides are out in these glaciers for about 8 to 10 hours per day. They obviously take turns but considering all of them are working there in summer jobs while they are on break from college, it amazes me how they cope with the conditions.
The flight back to the airport ...
... to go it alone. Made it back to the bus stop with 5 minutes to spare and the bus was a bit late anyway, Has arranged to meet the others at the Red Dog Saloon but they weren't there so figured they probably actually needed more than 30 minutes to do what they wanted to do, so I decided to find a bank and took some cash out.
As I walked back I met Sue and Daisy and they went on to find a cafe and I kept going to get John ...
... our group took excursions out to the glacier and got to walk on it with cramp-ons. Mark, one of our traveling companions decided to follow a bunch of young people and rock climbed to a very high area next to the falls. We stayed down near the glacier for a long time and were fortunate to have bright sun much of the time. Our walk back was up hill but it was pretty easy. When we got back near the visitor's center we traveled along a raised path near ...
... all over her face! Then it was time for the helicopter back down again. At the bottom, we decided that as there was lots of time left, rather than getting the bus back, we would go up to the Mendenhall Glacier visitors center, so we ordered a taxi for 8.However, when it arrived, it was only for 6. As Cindy and I had been to the visitors center 11 years ago, we would drop out and Carrie and Stuart could take Luke ...