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“root glacier”(30 reviews)
“ice climbing”(33 reviews)
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 23 October 2018

Jared and the folks at KWG provide world class service with a small-time personal feel and made my experience exceptional! Jared even took one of my calls, without hesitation, while he was cooking dinner for his family. He worked with my variable schedule and experienced...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank delaysounds
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We did this tour through get up and go mountain and glacier tours. It was breath taking and a once in a lifetime experience. Hazel, our guide, was awesome. We really enjoyed spending the day with her. She was very knowledgeable and informative.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank luv2sunOIB
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lucy P
Reviewed 5 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Neil R
Reviewed 23 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AngeliqueK190
Reviewed 23 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mocchihiker
Reviewed 21 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mollie K
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lionel C
Reviewed 18 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rosiegrady
Reviewed 18 August 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mary R
20 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