‘Pangaea’ is the name given to the supercontinent that existed 200 million years ago before the individual continents formed. As more and more people unleash their desire to experience the natural wonders found in the remote regions of the planet, companies like Pangaea Adventures are there to help you do it.

Based in Valdez, Alaska, Pangaea Adventures have been exploring the remote Alaskan wilds since 1996 and offer a range of mind-blowingly good tours. Their sea kayak tours are suitable for even first time paddlers and you get to explore a variety of glaciers in Prince William Sound. The glaciers offer spectacular floating icebergs and ice faces that come crashing down into the bay – all at a safe distance, of course!


But it’s the Columbia Glacier Tour we have our eye on here at I/O Merino. Columbia Glacier is Alaska’s second largest tidewater glacier and paddling through the icebergs looking for whales, seals, sea otters and bears, sounds like exactly our kind of adventure. And perfect I/O Merino wearing territory. This is one place our natural, Merino thermal base layers are going to come in really handy and keep you warm and comfortable out there. The Altitude Long Sleeve Crew or Zip base layer in particular, made from our unique Enigma MicroMerino® fabric, would give you plenty of freedom of movement when you’re paddling, but also give you all the warmth you need.

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There’s also glacier hikes and ice climbing on offer, and despite it looking fairly extreme, we’re assured beginners will have no problem enjoying this particular adventure. Backpacking and base-camp hiking adventures will take you to areas few hikers have ever seen and if you want a longer adventure, be sure to check out their Kayak Camping tours that last for between two and eight days. And for lightweight merino wool thermal clothing that will handle the conditions, don’t forget to pack your I/O Merino of course.

Visit alaskasummer.com for more information.

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