Meet the Guides

Get to know the St. Elias Alpine Guides Team! They’re like family to us, and will be to you too…

Annie

Annie first visited Wrangell-St. Elias several years ago and instantly fell in love with McCarthy, its mountains and glaciers and Thursday open-mic nights...

Anya

Anya is addicted to the challenging experiences of both body and mind during climbing rock and ice, and loves to help others excel in both...

Benny

Most of all, he cares deeply and personally about your trip, your life and your experience...

Bob

Bob has been exploring the Wrangell-St. Elias since 1977- Bob has guided over 50 first ascents including Needle Mountain, Mt. Sulzer, Brochure Peak, and Mt. Stellar...

Boots

Boots has traveled throughout the United States searching for the finest hiking and backpacking, and the Wrangell - St. Elias National Park is his personal slice of heaven...

Bryan

His passion for traditional, big wall, alpine, and ice climbing has taken him all over the Rockies, Sierras, Cascades, and now Wrangell-St Elias mountain ranges...

Camille

Camille's first backpacking trip was at 6 months old, in her father's pack in the Sierra Nevadas and she's loved hiking and backpacking ever since...

Chad

Chad started his guiding career as a day guide with St. Elias Alpine Guides, and we are honored that he still comes back to visit, train our new guides, and do some big-mountain guiding for his old alma mater!

Chris D.

Chris is a big kid at heart, and you’ll find his energy infectious as you set out on your adventure together...

Cody

After his first summer in Alaska he realized that Wrangell-St. Elias is the coolest place in the world...

Danny

Danny took a two-week guided glacier seminar on the Root and Kennicott Glaciers near McCarthy with Bob Jacobs, and fell in love with Alaska and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park...

Dave

Dave is an Everest veteran with worldwide guiding experience, including five seasons down in New Zealand and over 1,700 days of guiding...

Duff

A deceivingly friendly outdoorsman extraordinaire, Tim Duffy Dufectious spreads grand smiles, rich info and a profound passion for exploring the world...

Duke

The Duke of the Abruzzi is neither brave nor noble, but he plays a mean game of "chase me"...

Ethan

Ethan has a passion for learning and an amazing memory, traits that have earned him the nickname "the encyclopedia"...

Gaia

Gaia has been leading river trips in the Wrangells since 1999, and was a participant in these adventures for many years before that...

Hunter

While you may catch him guiding on the Root Glacier from time to time, Hunter is the epitome of a raft guide...

Jason C.

Jason might seem somewhat serious when you first meet him, but be prepared, soon he will start doing glacial pirouettes in his monkey hat...

Jason D.

Jason can be a bit of a goofball, but don’t let that fool you: he will work tirelessly to share the best of Alaska with you...

Kelly

Kelly hails from Buffalo, New York (go Bills!), and brings his passion for history, the wilderness, and how things work to Kennecott and Wrangell-St. Elias...

Kristin A.

Kristin joined us in 2014, and blew us away with her strength, kindness, and spirit...

Kristin L.

Kristin will greet you with a smile and help you pick the right adventure for you!

Lucas

Lucas' radiant personality and unstoppable work ethic will keep you safe and happy - free to enjoy the magnificence of the park...

Max

With all his experience, Max is able to introduce you to the best of Wrangell-St. Elias while keeping you safe and always entertained...

Melissa

Melissa may be from the state statistically flatter than a pancake, but her tenacious attitude and quick wit secured her a job on the last frontier...

Paige

Paige is the Energizer Bunny in guide form, giving 110% with a smile to her work whether she's out on the ice or in the office...

Richard

Richard has spent the past five years climbing, skiing, surfing and diving around the world, professionally and just for adventure...

Robin

Robin is sure to charm you with his fun and easy-going personality...

Sarah

A big smile rarely leaves the beaming face of Assistant Manager/Guide Sarah...

Scott

Scott's rugged toughness is definitely represented in his amazing beard (we dare you to compete for awesome facial hair!).

Wayne

His passion for the outdoors is only matched by his desire to share that experience with others. Wayne has been climbing and trekking throughout the world...