— Glacier & Tundra Backpack Trip —
- Group Price: $1,045 (4 days), $1,225 (5 days)
for 3 or more participants
Private Trips Available
- Trip Length: 4-5 Days
- Difficulty: Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!
- Dates: June 16-19 (4 days),
July 6-10 (FULL!)
July 19-23 (Women’s Trip),
Aug 3-7 (Women’s Trip),
Aug 10-13 (4 days),
Sep 1-Sep 4 (4 days), 2020
Custom Dates Available!
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Snowy peaks, living glaciers, & lush tundra
Come experience the wild beauty of Alaska while backpacking with us on the Glacier and Tundra Exploration trip. At 13.2 million acres, Alaska’s Wrangell St. Elias National Park is the largest national park in the United States. It is home to massive glaciers, lofty mountain peaks, and lush, tundra-carpeted valleys. This trip gives you a great sampling of the variety of terrain found in the Park as you travel through one of its most breathtaking glacial valleys.
The Glacier and Tundra Exploration trip is a perfect backpacking trip for people interested in pushing their own personal limits, learning new skills, and spending some quality time in the splendid Alaskan wilderness.
Ask us about the option to cap off this amazing trip by spending the final day ice climbing on the Root Glacier!
- Guided backpacking through spectacular Alaskan scenery
- Exploring blue glacial pools and green tundra-covered mountainsides
- Learning new skills from experienced mountain guides
- Optional ice climbing on the last day!
- Experiencing Alaska wilderness backpacking in the Wrangell St. Elias Natiteonal Park
This year we’re partnering with Sonja Saxe, or as you may know her @thenationalparksgirl, for our very first Women’s Backpacking Trip + Ice Climbing Trip on July 19-23! Explore Wrangell-St. Elias and make lasting friendships with other women participants and a team of inspiring female guides! Challenge and thrill yourself with the exciting sport of ice climbing within the supportive environment of intrepid women. Sonja will be there to share her experiences as an adventerous female traveler and might even give your some photography pointers! Learn more about Sonja and check out her blog HERE!
No previous backpacking or climbing experience necessary.
This all-inclusive package includes loding in Anchorage, transportation to/from McCarthy, lodging in McCarthy before and after the trip as well as the backcountry trip itself. Click to book or call us with any questions about the Women’s Glacier and Tundra Trip! Limited availability – filling fast!!
***Because our first Women’s Trip sold out so quickly, we’re opening up our 2nd Women’s Backpacking Trip + Ice Climbing Trip on Aug 3rd-7th! Sonja isn’t able to join us for the August trip, but otherwise the trip will be the same – an amazing opportunity for female participants to learn, grow and play in the mountains of remote Alaska with their fearless female guides!!
“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”
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