Back home in Alaska, while working for Glacier Park Resort, the opportunity for some informal guiding appeared and Berkley jumped at the chance. She found herself on the ice, and not long after, working for NOVA Riverrunners, a river rafting and adventure company. Her educational background gave her the confidence to become more involved and to show visitors her glacier.
“Being on the glacier is like another world,” said Berkley, who has guided families and even seniors past crevices, moulins (large vertical holes in the ice) and ice lakes. Teenagers with their “I’m too cool for this” attitude are Berkley’s favorites.