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St. Elias Alpine Guides
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“glacier hike”(169 reviews)
“ice climbing”(86 reviews)
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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...more
McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
+1 888-933-5427
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Our Glacier hike was harder than we expected, being elderly and out of condition but our guide, Max, was truly excellent being extremely considerate and helpful.

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Reviewed 29 September 2018

Matt was our leader and did a great job of guiding and telling us about the history and geology of what we were seeing. Once the crampons were on, we felt quite comfortable walking on the ice.

Thank Hank J
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Our guide, Ryan, took us on the experience of a lifetime. We hiked from Kennecott to the Root Glacier, across the Root Glacier and about 6 hours through the bush to an area called Upper Donaho where we made camp. We used this as our...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Thank you Matt and David for getting us there, helping us with the gear, and then providing hot drinks! We were out of our comfort zone, but you made us comfortable. It was a memorable adventure and a learning experience!

Thank 523carola
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Went on glacier hike in July 18 with Ben as our leader. Quite a walk to the start of the glacier sometimes up and down steep (for me) slopes. Ben encouraged and helped me on the way with a steady hand if I needed. His...More

Thank newnhamgal
Reviewed 15 September 2018

As part of a Top Deck group we had the chance to do the Glacier Hike and Mill Tour or Ice Climbing - I did the former, the hike was really good, its about a 3km walk thru forest to get you to the glacier...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Great day on a glacier with Jessica. Incredible fun for kids. They would enjoy even a full day trip.

Thank mdkrupin
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Thanks to our very knowledgeable guide Jessica we had a really great day walking to and on Root Glacier. Easy walk with the help of crampons supplied. Would recommend for anyone.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Guides were great - experienced and informative. Ice climbing was so much fun. We had 2 options for the first climb - an easier and harder option and then we moved to a different area and had the option of climbing out of a moraine....More

Thank Court905
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We took the Kennicott mine tour. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable. The area is quite beautiful despite the rain. I would recommend taking the tour. Unfortunately, we were scheduled to walk on the Root Glacier, but due to all of the rain the...More

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Response from Tom G | Reviewed this property |
The above answers have it in a nutshell. Cross the bridge, shuttle to McCarthy, $5 dollars each way on the shuttle to Kennecott. You can purchase tickets on St. Elias Guides website. Times are 9:30,1:30,3:30. Shuttles... More