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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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Best days of my life, thanks to St. Elias Alpine Guides for a dream come true

I paid for a one-on-one guided overnight glacier trip (in the summer of 2016 but I forgot to write... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
Amazing experience!

We booked a half day Root Glacier Hike for two people with St. Elias Alpine Guides on first week... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
+1 888-933-5427
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I paid for a one-on-one guided overnight glacier trip (in the summer of 2016 but I forgot to write my review). Words couldn't do justice to what I experienced, so I'll try to keep this concise. Cody Simmons was my guide and on the first...More

Thank Cjackiw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a half day Root Glacier Hike for two people with St. Elias Alpine Guides on first week September. It starts at 12:30 h on the east side of the Kennicott River Footbridge. You can park your car for free in their visitor´s center...More

Thank Alvaro74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is well worth the trip. A small part of Alaska that only 20000 people visit per year. Our guide Benny, was very knowledgeable and informative, whilst out hiking he was aware of surrounding and made sure the group was comfortable at all times....More

Thank Michaela B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst in the Glennallen area working (UK based) I wanted to do an amazingly scenic hike, see something different and make max use of a free Saturday. Great hike. Brilliant guide. Great value. Guide had loads of useful mine info. Worth the 4am start. Highly...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a guide from St.Elias Alpine guides for a tour at the root glaicer near Kennicott, Wrangell - St.Elias national park. The guide was a student in summer vacation. She was very freindly, explained us on the nature while we were walking to the...More

Thank ghela
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was a mine of information regarding the history of McCarthy, the fascinating Kennicott historical copper mine and the immense Root Glacier. We spent a wonderful few hours there - can't recommend St Elias Alpine Guides highly enough.

Thank NickyFitzKenya
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The Glacier and Tundra 5-day backpacking trip is a world-class adventure that is hard to rival. As a traveler who has hiked in 45+ US national parks and visited Wrangell St. Elias three times, this trip really takes the cake. So much time exploring the...More

Thank RivAndRock
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We did the half day glacier walk. Our guide was Lesley. She was great. Very knowledgeable and funny. She had some trouble with a very stobborn guest but she managed it really well and kept us all safe and sound during the walk on the...More

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Thank Eliette_B
Reviewed 31 August 2017

My friends and I went on St. Elias Alpine Guides 5 day guided tour along the Kennicott Glacier in the Wrangell mountains/St. Elias National Park. I believe it's normally four days, but they can tailor the trip to your schedule and what you'd like to...More

1  Thank vganta
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Seven of us just took two tours with St. Elias Alpine Guide and they were both AMAZING! The half day Root Glacier hike was outstanding. Suitable for a range of ages and ability, this hike couldn't have been better. Eliza was a great guide and...More

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