— Backcountry Skills Seminar —
Backcountry Skills Seminar
Even for experienced people, hiking and backpacking in Alaska requires a unique set of skills. There are very few trails in this remote wilderness. Many popular destinations require glacier travel and black bears and grizzlies abound. River crossings, with their swift currents and cold water, present one of the most dangerous and underrated challenges for people hiking and backpacking in Alaska. Rescues in this remote region are costly and often jeopardize the safety of the rescue personnel involved. Responsible hikers and backpackers are wise to educate themselves before departing for their trip. Our one day Backcountry Skills Seminar gives you the opportunity to learn safe backcountry travel techniques from our professional mountain guides.
- Learn safe backcountry travel techniques from professional mountain guides
- Practice safe river crossing techniques
- Discuss safe camping and travel techniques in bear country
- Go over safe glacier travel techniques on the Root Glacier
Pricing for the Backcountry Skills Seminar is based on the number of participants, so please contact us for more information.
To keep in accordance with recent Alaska State mandates, we are requiring advanced reservations for all of our activities at this time. While in the past we have prided ourselves on always having availability for walk-ins, we are hopeful that this required measure will help continue to curb the spread of the virus as the state begins to open back up. So if you’re planning on heading out to the Wrangells this summer, please make a reservation today! You can easily book online yourself by clicking the orange “Book This Trip” button on the left or give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you!
Price: Customized based on goals & ability
“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”
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