Alpine Light Expedition

Fast and Light Alaska Mountaineering

The heart of the Wrangell St. Elias - a landscape that rivals any mountain kingdom in the world - is a “classroom” filled with opportunities for learning and practicing alpine climbing techniques.  The focus of this expedition will be on moving quickly and carefully over many types of terrain.  All types of terrain will be explored including snow covered and non-snow-covered glaciers, steep snow couloirs and faces, rock ridges, and technical ice climbing. After learning and practicing these alpine climbing techniques, you will have the opportunity to prove your skills, and attempt a "graduation climb" of a nearby peak.

No previous mountaineering experience is required, however, good physical condition is a must, and strong backpacking experience is required.

 Trip Highlights:

  • Alaska mountaineering in the spectacular Wrangell St. Elias
  • Learn “fast and light” skills to efficiently climb and backpack in Alaska
  • Explore remote glaciers and mountain peaks.
  • Experience  the spectacular scenery of the Wrangell St. Elias National Park

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