We know that you have a choice of companies when planning your Alaska trip. The adventures you have in Alaska are likely to be a once in a lifetime experience, and it is important that you choose the best Alaska guide service to help you get exactly what you are looking for. We are confident that we can provide you with the best possible wilderness experience. Here’s a few of the reasons why:


We are the oldest continuously operating business in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, and having been taking people into this very special part of the Alaskan wilderness since 1978 (before it was even a national park!). This means we have had the time to explore the park, refine our systems and our product so we can provide you with a superior all-around experience.


Our long standing relationships and reputation with the community and our vendors give us “behind the scenes” advantages that keep your trip focused on the fun. As an example, on a recent backcountry trip, the weather had been socked in for 3 days, so numerous groups were waiting for backcountry flights. Because of our relationship with the pilots, our group was the first to fly as the weather cleared.


Being the longest running guide service in one of the most amazing wilderness areas in the world, we attract the best guides. They are personable, funny, and care a great deal about making your trip exactly what you want it to be! They are also professionals, highly qualified for what they do. They have advanced wilderness medical training and are certified by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) or are trained by AMGA certified guides. Many of our clients forge friendships with their guides that last a lifetime. Please see our Guide Bios for more details about these exceptional men and women.


The management team shares over 40 years of personal experience in the park and our whole operation is infused with an in-depth knowledge and passion for the Wrangell-St. Elias area and Alaska as a whole. We train all of our guides to be experts on the local natural and human history, and if they don’t know the answer to your questions, they will be happy to find out for you!

We booked an 8-day backpacking trip through Chistone Canyon via the Goat Trail July 2010 and had the time of our lives! The entire crew was competent, careful and professional. Our guide was a good cook and cared for us beyond any expectations. He was Read More >

Mark L Backpacking Goat Trail 2010

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