Explorer Glacier

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 60 ° 46' 38.315" N, 148 ° 55' 1.816" W
  • Region: Anchorage
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  • Length: 1.5 mi (2.41 km)
  • Elevation: 2205 ft (672.08 m)


On the Kenai Peninsula, N end of the Kenai Mountains, trends NW to its terminus, 4 mi SE of the head of Turnagain Arm, 8 mi. W of Whittier, and 40 mi NNE of Seward, Chugach Mts.

Local name reported by the Mountaineering Club of Alaska. So named for the Explorer Scouts who were trained in glacier-climbing techniques on this and nearby glaciers.



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