Glacier and Kayak Guide


Ascending Path
Seasonal
Job Overview

Ride the Alaska Railroad, Sea Kayak past icebergs and take folks onto a glacier for a hike or climb. Make friends, get paid and tipped well and call it “work”.

Ascending Path has been guiding worldwide since 1995. We are a small family owned guide service entering our 19th successful summer season guiding in Girdwood, Alaska. We focus on ecotourism day tour adventures, outdoor education and custom-tailored adventures for families, high profile clients, individual travelers, groups, disabled, local Alaskans and experienced climbers, alike. We take pride in having world-class, knowledgeable, certified, personable guides and staff, which ultimately creates the trip of a lifetime. Our ideal staff is multi-faceted and well integrated with a variety of skill sets and backgrounds. Please study our website, especially our employment and guides pages to see if you might be a good fit.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Glacier Hiking guiding experience (w/crampons)
  • Sea kayaking guiding experience
  • Crevasse Rescue experience
  • Current Wilderness First Responder Cert.
  • Excellent wilderness knowledge
  • Excellent interpretive communication skills
  • Sincere enthusiasm to share Alaska’s wilderness
  • An attitude of environmental stewardship
  • No prior felonies
  • Ability to lift 80 lbs regularly
  • Immaculate punctuality
  • Ability to be flexible with dynamic logistics
  • Available May 15th- Sept.15th
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • A humble, happy, fun, helpful and friendly disposition.