— Skolai Pass Basecamp Mini-Backpack —
- Group Rate: $1,995/person
for 3 or more participants
Private Trips Available
- Trip Length: 4 Days
- Difficulty: Requiring Fitness and a Sense of Adventure!
- Dates: June 18-21,
Aug 1-6 (Women’s Trip),
Aug 6-8 (3-Day), 2021
Custom Dates Available for Private Groups
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Best Hiking and Backpacking in Alaska
When we picture the perfect setting for a hiking or backpacking trip, the alpine tundra of Skolai Pass is right at the top. To the south, this remote valley is flanked by the exotic Hole-in-the-Wall Glacier with its seven icy tongues. To the north, the mighty Frederika Glacier lumbers down towards Skolai Valley.
A day hike to Chitistone Pass provides views deep into the Yukon Territory and of the western edge of the St. Elias Range capped by 16,421 ft (5,005 m) Mt. Bona. Dwarf fireweed and alpine forget-me-nots dot the tundra in the summer and the piercing red of bear berry and dwarf willow blaze in the autumn. Come join us in visiting this spectacular backcountry kingdom in the remote Wrangell Mountains!
- Base camping and backpacking in a stunning, remote alpine valley.
- Day hike to the expansive views from Chitistone Pass.
- Bears, sheep, and caribou frequent the area.
- Explore the unspoiled Alaskan wilderness!
Women’s Specific Beginner Backpacking Camp with SheJumps!
We are excited to announce that we are partnering with SheJumps, a national organization that works to bring women to outdoor activities, to bring you a Women’s Specific Backpacking Camp for Beginners! This trip is an all-inclusive package that includes transportation to and from McCarthy, lodging in McCarthy, a day of skills learning in McCarthy, a Historical Tour of Kennecott and a version of this backcountry trip! Great for solo travelers, first-time backpackers or those looking for more support and instruction. This trip will be lead by two amazing female guides and will be a great opportunity to meet women from all over the States with similar interests and learn together! Click here to learn more about this incredible adventure opportunity!
If you already have lots of backpacking experience, check out our Advanced Women’s Backpacking Camp!
“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”
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