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St. Elias Alpine Guides Day Adventures

Motherlode Powerhouse, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
+1 888-933-5427
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Should be on your bucket list

Walking on a glacier was not on my bucket list until I did so with the fine folks from St. Elias... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
whpaton
Very interesting tour of the mines and town by Issac

We recently drove the 60 miles McCarthy Road and spent two nights at the Kennicott Glacier Lodge... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laurie48
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San Diego, 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” (122 reviews)
“root glacier” (102 reviews)
“ice climbing” (64 reviews)
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Motherlode Powerhouse, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking on a glacier was not on my bucket list until I did so with the fine folks from St. Elias Guides. It was an awe inspiring experience.

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Thank whpaton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently drove the 60 miles McCarthy Road and spent two nights at the Kennicott Glacier Lodge. We signed up for the tour and while waiting for our time went to see the National Park movie of the mine. We found the Mine tour to...More

Thank Laurie48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took both of the afore mentioned tours and had a great time. We learned a lot and experienced some things that one doesn't often get the chance to do. Guides were excellent.

Thank iqtpilot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a walk on the wild side this summer and booked a guided trip near the Kennicott Glacier. Our guide, Chris D., was beyond spectacular...really. We took a short (10 minute) flight via bush plane to a tiny landing strip next to the glacier...More

Thank ideacre8r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did three tours with this company, Kennicott town tour, full day rafting flight see, ha;f day glacier hike. All guides really worked to make the trips we went on special, making us feel special and were really helpful and friendly whilst being professional with...More

Thank Mikesalter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a whole day ice climbing on a glacier with our guides Kelly & Ryan. They were fantastic. We ice climbed for the 1st time. The guides were knowledgable and helpful and made our experience fun and memorable.

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I could not stress how truly amazing this getaway was. We live in Banff National Park and hike and camp every week but this was the most unique getaway we have been on. We took the bush plane out to Nizina glacier, paddled across the...More

Thank Michaelframpo
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Did an ice climbing tour in Sep 2016 with one of their guides. Ice climbing experience was awesome but they really need to train their employees in racial diversity and to expect people of color on their tours. There were two of us on the...More

4  Thank Srikanth C
GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides Day Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hello Srikanth, I am so sorry to hear of your experience on your ice climb last fall! We have clients from all over the world and one of the great joys of our job is meeting people from all different backgrounds, cultures and races. We...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Weeklong backpacking trip in the Chugach Mountains (Iceberg Lake) in 2000 - three New Yorkers with a solo guide (who subsequently became the owner of St. Elias Alpine Guides). Weeklong rafting adventure in 2005 from McCarthy to Cordova - two rafts, three guides and seven...More

Thank Moshe B
Reviewed 22 March 2017 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...More

2  Thank Anna B
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