As September progresses, both the temperatures and the leaves are falling, and St. Elias Alpine Guides and Copper Oar Rafting are wrapping up a fun-filled 2016 season. Tomorrow marks our last day of operation for the year, and it’s time to look back fondly on our summer adventures. Thank you to all who traveled out to McCarthy this summer and contributed to another amazing season! Here’s a photo collage of some of our favorite memories from the summer. Enjoy!
Our guides are full of energy as they climb Mt. Bona on our preseason training trip!
Guide Robin celebrates his college graduation on the summit of Mt. Bona!
Client Oscar celebrates two successful mountaineering trips by ice climbing in a moulin on the Root Glacier!
SEAG Guides enjoy a day off exploring ice caves under the Kennicott Glacier.
Guide Jonny navigates the rapids of the Kennicott River on our day rafting trip.
Client Jen enjoys the view on her way to the summit of Mt. Blackburn.
Guides Cody and Kelly horsing around on their backpacking training trip.
Backpackers celebrate reaching Skolai Pass on our newest backpacking trip, the High Pass Odyssey!
Client Thai rowing the Copper River (unfortunately he’s much shorter than our guide Hunter, so his feet couldn’t reach the floor!)
All smiles on the summit of Mt. Bona on this year’s trip!
The newest addition to the SEAG family, Raven, guides her family on a hike in her official guide uniform.
All smiles while ice climbing on the beautiful Root Glacier!
Clients Connie and Brian giving packrafting a try out at the Fan Glacier in the Chugach Mountains.
Despite the rain, these backpackers are all smiles on our popular Glacier and Tundra backpacking trip!
Guide Derek reveling in the beauty of the Wrangell Mountains, after a successful climb out at Chitistone Pass.
Clients Dave and Molly on the saddle of Donoho Peak in the Kennicott Valley, right before pushing onward to the summit!
Guide Bryan basking in the beautiful Alaska sunshine while leading a climbing trip in the Chugach Mountains.
Thanks for an amazing 2016 season!