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My whole experience was pleasant and efficient. The booking process was easy and the office is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lucy P
1/2 Day Glacier Hike; a highlight of our Alaska trip

We had a group of 6, all in our 60s and in fairly good shape. Our guide was extremely informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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We are a small group of dedicated, knowledgeable guides enthusiastic about the beauty and diversity of Wrangell-St.Elias National Park. We offer 1/2 and full day glacier hikes. Beginning to advanced Ice Climbing instruction, packrafting courses and...more
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Kennicott Millsite Lot #8, Kennicott, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My whole experience was pleasant and efficient. The booking process was easy and the office is located right across from where we were staying at Kennicott Lodge. Our guide Hazel was the best! My husband and I did a 1/2 day hike, (in the rain.)...More

Thank Lucy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 6, all in our 60s and in fairly good shape. Our guide was extremely informative and set a pace that worked for everyone. She gave us a lot of background on the town of Kennicott and described how glaciers work...More

Thank Neil R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the beginning of August I participated in an icewalking tour of Kennicott Wilderness Guides at Root Glacier. Walking a glacier is a special experience and definitely recommended if you have never done that before. The world looks so different, impressive and unforgettable. Immediately on...More

Thank AngeliqueK190
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide Hazel was terrific and we felt very safe trying our first ice climbing with her on belay. The walk to see the glacier sights was pretty cool too. We had to borrow stiff boots, crampons, and climbing harness. The borrowed gear was in...More

Thank Mocchihiker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

KWG & McCarthy/Kennicott are a MUST while in Alaska. We started our road trip with four nights in McCarthy and it was such a highlight of our two week adventure. KWG/Jared arranged to take us pack rafting, glacier hiking and ice climbing. Our three kids...More

Thank Mollie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jared was very helpful from the get go, took the time to cater to our needs and experience to develop an individualized trip for us. We did a 1 day of ice climbing and 3 days in the back country at Nizina Glacier. Our ice...More

Thank Lionel C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jack was awesome. We hiked the glacier for 4 miles. Loved the experience. The next day we rafted the glacier lake. SOOOO peaceful and beautiful.

Thank rosiegrady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on the 2-day water and ice adventure. The friendly owner, Jared, patiently answered questions. They provide a wealth of useful online info and quickly respond to emails. Nick was my guide. Through organically unscripted conversations he shared loads of information about glaciers, glacier...More

Thank Natalie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I went on a three day back country camping tip with KWG July 29 through 31. Jared was very thoughtful about helping us plan where to go (Fan Glacier) and to pick a guide who would be a great match. Due to...More

Thank campbelltucker4
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The hike to Donoho Lakes was everything promised. Our guide, Nick, is incredibly knowledgeable about glacier formation and movement, and he entertained us as we hiked for a couple of hours across the Root. He showed us many glacial pools and moulins, so beautiful. Donoho...More

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Mary R
21 June 2016|
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Response from Betsy B | Property representative |
Mary, Thanks for your interest in our trips! Our half-day glacier hike is a great option for what you are looking for. Hiking on a glacier is often the highlight of many people's trip to Alaska. Our half-day covers 5-6... More