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!

alaska mountain climbers

Our guides are full of energy as they climb Mt. Bona on our preseason training trip!

 

graduate on alaska summit

Guide Robin celebrates his college graduation on the summit of Mt. Bona!

 

glacier ice climber

Client Oscar celebrates two successful mountaineering trips by ice climbing in a moulin on the Root Glacier!

 

alaska ice cave explore

SEAG Guides enjoy a day off exploring ice caves under the Kennicott Glacier.

 

alaska wilderness rafting

Guide Jonny navigates the rapids of the Kennicott River on our day rafting trip.

alaska mountain climbing

Client Jen enjoys the view on her way to the summit of Mt. Blackburn.

 

alaska guides hiking

Guides Cody and Kelly horsing around on their backpacking training trip.

 

alaska remote backpacking

Backpackers celebrate reaching Skolai Pass on our newest backpacking trip, the High Pass Odyssey!

 

alaska river rafting

Client Thai rowing the Copper River (unfortunately he’s much shorter than our guide Hunter, so his feet couldn’t reach the floor!)

alaska mountaineering success

All smiles on the summit of Mt. Bona on this year’s trip!

 

cute alaska hiking baby

The newest addition to the SEAG family, Raven, guides her family on a hike in her official guide uniform.

 

alaska glacier climbing

All smiles while ice climbing on the beautiful Root Glacier!

 

pack rafting in alaska

Clients Connie and Brian giving packrafting a try out at the Fan Glacier in the Chugach Mountains.

 

happy hikers in alaska

Despite the rain, these backpackers are all smiles on our popular Glacier and Tundra backpacking trip!

 

alaska climbing happiness

Guide Derek reveling in the beauty of the Wrangell Mountains, after a successful climb out at Chitistone Pass.

 

alaska mountain hikers

Clients Dave and Molly on the saddle of Donoho Peak in the Kennicott Valley, right before pushing onward to the summit!

 

happy alaska guide

Guide Bryan basking in the beautiful Alaska sunshine while leading a climbing trip in the Chugach Mountains.

 

Thanks for an amazing 2016 season!

 

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