— Backcountry Skills Seminar —

The Details

  • Price: Varies – Contact us for details
  • Trip Length: 1 Day
  • Difficulty: Customized based on goals & ability, Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!
  • Dates: Offered daily at 9am from May 26th to September 9th, 2018.
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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

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.

Course Highlights:

  • 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.

Price: Customized based on goals & ability

“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”

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