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St. Elias Alpine Guides Day Adventures

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Address: Motherlode Powerhouse, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Explore Alaska's largest national park with the local experts, based in...

Explore Alaska's largest national park with the local experts, based in Wrangell-St. Elias since 1978. We offer half and full-day glacier hikes, ice-climbing, alpine hikes, fly-in hikes and rafting. We also feature wilderness adventures such as trekking, backpacking, rafting, skiing and mountaineering courses & expeditions. Our professional, personable guides love to share their in-depth knowledge of this magnificent wilderness!

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We spent a three days in Wrangell-St. Elias during our two week trip to Alaska. We decided to do a two day adventure package where we hiked on the Root Glacier and toured the old... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a three days in Wrangell-St. Elias during our two week trip to Alaska. We decided to do a two day adventure package where we hiked on the Root Glacier and toured the old Kennicott mill on the first day and went river rafting with a flight seeing trip back to McCarthy on the second day. What incredible experiences!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My group of five went on a 6-day backpacking trip in the beautiful and wild back country of St. Elias National Park. I was with my father and his friends (age mid 60s) as well as myself and a friends (age late 20s). The two guides were able to keep things at a fun pace for the older guys while... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Us 2 and another 4 people and guide Cody spent a wonderful day on this hike. Furnished with crampons we set off on the 2 mile hike to the Glacier. It is a pleasant walk with a few scrambles over loose moraine at the end. After a quick lesson on how to put on crampons and walk on ice in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Whilst in McCarthy we spent 2 days with our guide Zac and they were some of the best days we had on our 3 week trip to Alaska. We hiked up to the Jumbo Mine which was amazingly pretty and fascinating if you are in to history and local culture and on the second day we did a glacier trek.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is one of the best tours I've ever had. We went to 8 hour glacier hike on the last day when they opened. There weren't that many people. Initially a group of 5 was in that tour. I have party of 3 but our pace is slower than the other party of 2. They decided to have another tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

While staying in the Kennicott/McCarthy area, we used St Elias guides for two outings. We did the Kennecott Mill Tour with them, which I do believe they only do. You cannot get into the mill buildings without a guide. It was awesome. Any age could do this, and it was very affordable. The next day we did a full day... More 

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

we took the Kennicott Glacier River trip and had a wonderful day. It was a great break from hiking. Guides were excellent,safety training very good and thorough, river was leisurely, lunch was great (accommodated meatless and gluten-free!- we were spoiled!) and the short bush plane ride back was a treat. Highly recommend St Elias Alpine Guides. I hope to do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

During our stay in Wrangell-St. Elias, My husband and I took the Kennecott Mill Tour with Zac and a half-day hike on Root Glacier with Cody. Our guides educated us about geology and history, shared entertaining stories, and looked out for our safety and comfort. I recommend both of these outings with this outfitter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Our guide, Robin, was incredible. Very informative. Full of energy and adventure. Greatest personality. It made our vacation to Alaska. We had the best day on the glacier and the tour of the Kennecott copper mine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

It was great to be in the middle of a glacier. Chris W was a great guide, he knew a lot of interesting features in the glacier

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