The trek is a two-hour hike through a glacial ice scape. There is an early emphasis on learning the proper use of the mountaineering gear (rain- and windproof outerwear, gloves, boots, ice axe, crampons, harness, helmet) and understanding the glacier features and hazards so that remote areas of the glacier can be accessed during the trek.
The trek includes more physical activity than the Glacier Walkabout, interspersed with detailed explanations of the glacier environment and surrounding area. Participants should be comfortable hiking for two hours over uneven and sometimes steep terrain. This trek is both adventurous and easy—no experience is required.