Meet the Guides

Get to know the St. Elias Alpine Guides Team!

Andy

Andy loves trekking through the backcountry of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, exploring new terrain and sniffing out rarely visited but pristine little corners of the wilderness...

Annie

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

Becca

Although she'll be turning just 18 during the 2014 season, Becca is working hard towards a lofty goal: Be managing in the office and guiding river trips by the end of the summer...

Bennett

Soft-spoken and gentle, Bennett is the ultimate professional in everything in he does, especially when it comes to your adventures of a life-time...

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...

Carleton

Carleton has been playing outside for as long as he can remember and has lead people in the outdoors for the past 13 years...

Casia

If you walk into our office and see a grinning face eager to help, it might very well be Casia you are talking to.

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!

Christy

If you give us a call and get that ever-positive, chipper and helpful voice on the phone, you'll know who you're talking to!

Dale

Dale is mesmerized by the limitless options for adventure, exploration and discovery that abound in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park...

Dan

Dan "Lt. Dan" Hernandez is like a Leatherman. You know, the super useful multi-tool that's got all the handy little gadgets...

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"...

Ed

Ed splits his time between the arts of hiking, climbing and rafting, as well as keeping the various motors and systems of the company up and running as our maintenance guru...

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...

Jason

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

Lucas

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

Matt

Matt is perhaps one of the most all around competent and solid characters you will ever meet...

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...

Molly

The first thing you might notice about Molly is her ear to ear grin and general enthusiasm for life...

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!).

Seth

Seth takes his fitness to a whole new level as a serious competitor in the NPC (National Physique Committee), where he recently placed 10th in the Men's Physique Class D.

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...