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St. Elias Alpine Guides

McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
+1 888-933-5427
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5-Day Glacier & Tundra Backpacking Trip

I started researching a backpacking trip to Alaska about 6 months before I planned on doing it. I... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
jjude76
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Fairfax, Virginia
Amazing 2 days in remote Alaskan town

We had a two day adventure package with St. Elias Alpine Guides. First day was river rafting... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Sandesh S
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California
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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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“glacier hike” (138 reviews)
“root glacier” (112 reviews)
“ice climbing” (69 reviews)
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McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

I started researching a backpacking trip to Alaska about 6 months before I planned on doing it. I found S.E.A.G. among other companies, through a Google search. As soon as I spoke to Gaia, my research was done. She was excellent in helping me plan...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

We had a two day adventure package with St. Elias Alpine Guides. First day was river rafting followed by bush plane ride. The rafting was nicely planned, our guide Rob was very friendly and knowledgeable. The bush plane ride gave us a top view of...More

Thank Sandesh S
GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hello Sandesh, Glad you had a great time and thanks for the excellent review! Come back and see us any time! We wish the flight was 30-45 minutes too! The problem is that if we did that the trip would have to cost about $100...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

The journey to Oz (8-day backpacking) was the trip of a lifetime. It would have been impossible without two fantastic guides (Jason and Cody), who nursed us across rivers, up and down scree slopes, and through the trail-less passes and across the glaciers. Not only...More

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GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thanks Anne! We loved having you!

Reviewed 26 July 2017

Our extended family of nine (from 4 to 74 years old) did a full and half-day hike to the Root Glacier with St. Elias Guides and had an awesome time. They set us up with two guides-- one to return with the grandparents and youngest...More

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GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for the great review Kacy! We love our job, even when it involved "messy" little kids :)

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I did the Sunday 23 July 3.30 tour of the Kennecott mine. Worth nothing you need to be able to walk to the top up a zig zag track and down many internal flights of stairs. I'm annoyed that I can't recall...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

You must do the mill tour while in Kennicott and the only way is through SEAG. The tour is terrific--lots of history and s better understanding of what went on in the mill and the town. Tour includes a walk through the power plant, too--again...More

Thank Joe58156
GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hello Joe58156, I am glad you enjoyed the tour but very sorry to hear you were unimpressed with your guide. Our guides all lead tours of Kennecott in addition to glacier hikes, ice climbing, rafting and/or backcountry trips. We find that this is the way...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017

The Kennecott mining tour was great and very informative. The guide had a lot of interesting stories that made the our even more special Thanks so much!

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

My sister and I truly enjoyed this once-in-a-lifetime adventure while we were in Alaska on 6/13! The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. We both felt very safe during the helicopter ride. It was a new experience for both of us and was awesome. Our...More

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Thank Janice B
GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hello Janice, Thanks for the great review. However, I think you have the wrong company... we don't offer helicopter trips or sled dog rides. We are located in McCarthy/Kennecott and offer glacier hikes, ice climbing, tours of Kennecott, etc. Glad you had a great time...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

My boyfriend and I had an amazing time on the all day hike of Root Glacier. Our guide was fun and informative. The group size counting the guide was 6 people which was great! We had a beautiful day and saw an amazingly clear blue...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

a very interesting hike topped off by eating lunch on the glacier and drinking glacier water. the guide was very good and explained different facts pertaining to the area and glacier. the hike was about 4 miles roundtrip and lasted about 6 hours. the trail...More

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