Mountaineering

alaska mountain climberSince 1978 St. Elias Alpine Guides has provided Alaska mountaineering trips and courses in North America’s premier mountain wilderness, the Wrangell St. Elias National Park.

With over 150 first ascents in the Park to our name, we have the knowledge and experience to make your trip a success.

The Wrangell St. Elias National Park is an Alaskan mountain climbing paradise. The convergence of three impressive mountain ranges offers remote, world-class climbing throughout the spring and summer months – and the remoteness insures that we rarely see other climbers. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned veteran we’d be excited to organize a trip for you.

It goes without saying that once you climb here, mountain climbing anywhere else just won’t be the same. We hope you’ll include us in your Alaska mountaineering plans this season. Contact us to discuss your climbing trip today!

Trip Details

Price: $2,150
Trip Length: 6 Days Difficulty: Alaska Grade 1
This course is a great Alaska mountaineering course for people of all skill levels to push their own personal limits, learn new skills, and spend some quality time in the splendid Alaskan wilderness.
Dates
June 20-25, 2017
Custom Dates Available
Price: $3,150
Trip Length: 8 Days Difficulty: Customized based on goals & ability
Exploring the mountains with knowledge and experience allows climbers to move "fast and light." The Alpine Light Expedition is an introduction to this method of Alaska mountaineering.
Dates
June 26th - July 3rd, 2018
Custom Dates Available
Price: $3,150
Trip Length: 8 Days Difficulty: Customized based on goals & ability
Whether you're just beginning or have some experience and want to push your mountaineering endeavors farther afield this is the course for you. Our friendly, knowledgeable guides will teach you the basics of expedition style climbing and help you hone your skills in crevasse rescue, avalanche avoidance, and roped travel.
Dates
June 18-25, 2018
Custom Dates Available
Price: $3,525
Trip Length: 10 Days Difficulty: Customized based on goals & ability
If you have personal mountain climbing experience and are looking to take your rope-work and climbing skills to the next level, or have taken our basic mountaineering course, then our Technical Mountain Course is a great next step.
Dates
June 23-July 2, 2018
Price: Starting at $4,650
Trip Length: 9-12 Days Difficulty: Alaska Grade 2
If remote mountain climbing in Alaska appeals to you; Mt. Bear is as deep in the St. Elias Mountains as you can get.
Dates
Custom dates available April to June
Price: Starting at $5,150
Trip Length: 17 Days Difficulty: Alaska Grade 3
At 16,390 ft. (4,995 m), Mt. Blackburn is the tallest peak in the Wrangell Mountains and the fifth highest peak in the United States. A challenging peak, Blackburn is ideal for the mountaineer looking for a "full-on" Alaskan peak without having to take a month away from family and work.
Dates
May 24-June 9, 2018
Price: Starting at $4,200
Trip Length: 13 days Difficulty: Alaska Grade 2
A great stepping stone to Denali; Mt. Bona poses similar challenges: arctic weather, high elevation, and heavy glaciation. Bona, however offers more remoteness, more solitude, and less likelihood of altitude-related illness.
Dates
June 4-16, 2018
Custom dates available May-July
Price: starting at $4,150 (early season) or $3,600 (late season)
Trip Length: 8-10 Days Difficulty: Alaska Grade 2
A challenging peak, Mt. Drum offers technical climbing without the commitment or rarified air of its larger neighbors. Drum is suitable for intermediate climbers, or fit novices in search of a real challenge. Basic mountaineering skills and comfort with exposure are required for this 8-10 day climb.
Dates
May 17-24, 2018
Custom dates available May-July
Price: starting at $4,950
Trip Length: 10 Days Difficulty: Alaska Grade 2
At 16,237 feet (4,949 m) Mt. Sanford is the 6th tallest mountain in the United States and anchors the Wrangell Mountains on the north. Well-suited for ski mountaineering the ascent up the Sheep Glacier offers a great introduction to big-mountain Alaska climbing. The views aren't bad either....
Dates
Custom dates available May - July
Price: From $4,950
Trip Length: 10 Days Difficulty: Alaska Grade 3
Steep snow and ice climbing, weaving through a maze of enormous seracs, and aesthetic climbing lines all characterize an ascent of the North Ridge of University Peak.
Dates
Approx May 9-20, 2017 - contact us for details.
Guide referral/reference required for this trip.
Price: Varies
Trip Length: 21 days Difficulty: Alaska Grade 4
With its wicked combination of technical difficulty and foul weather Mt. St. Elias is the crown jewel. This is a world-class mountaineering objective for experienced climbers.
Dates
Custom dates available
Price: $4,950
Trip Length: 14 Days Difficulty: Customized based on goals & ability
The magic of the Wrangell and St. Elias Ranges are the myriad of unexplored peaks and glaciers. There are few exotic places left on this earth where a climber can experience the deep awe of exploring mountains no one has ever set foot on. The First Ascents Expeditions are designed for climbers who want to weave exploration together with climbing, who want to climb in solitude and in true wilderness.
Dates
June 18 - July 1, 2017
Custom dates available
Price: $2,775
Trip Length: 8 Days Difficulty: Customized based on goals & ability
Scramble from peak-to-peak on this bush-plane accessed, rugged backpacking/alpine scrambling trip. Enjoy endless views of high alpine valleys and glaciers from the summit of rugged 6,000 to 7,000 foot peaks on this one-of-a-kind adventure!
Dates
Scheduled on Demand
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Custom Dates Available