— Skolai Pass Fly-In Hiking —

The Details

  • Pricing:
    • 1 participant –  $2,580 total
    • 2 participants – $2,580 total
    • 3 participants – $3,786 total
    • 4 participants – $6,196 total
    • 5 participants – $7,745 total
    • 6 participants – $10,458 total
    • 7 participants – $12,201 total
  • Trip Length: 1 Day
  • Difficulty: Requiring Fitness and a Sense of AdventureCustomized based on goals & ability
  • Dates: Daily from approx. June 15th to September 10th, depending on conditions
  • Equipment List 
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Melissa was absolutely incredible. Skolai trip was 10 times better than Denali. Class act organization! Will definitely be back!

Erin and Tony S Hiking Fly-In Skolai Pass Hike

Surrounded by magnificent hanging glaciers and home to caribou, Dall sheep, and bear, Skolai Pass is an ideal destination for a guided, fly-in day hike. The morning of your hike, you and your professional mountain guide will board a bush plane and fly east from McCarthy, up the Nizina River. You’ll want to keep your camera close by because shortly after takeoff your plane is dwarfed by the sheer faces of the Mile High Cliffs. As you continue upriver, iceberg-choked Nizina Lake and the Nizina Glacier come into view and soon enough, your pilot touches down on the soft tundra of Skolai Pass.

With the entire day ahead of you, the hiking options are plentiful. You and your guide may choose to explore the southern side of Skolai Pass and the magnificent hanging glaciers known as the Seven Sisters. If a more strenuous hike is what you are after, you may choose to hike up a series of alpine benches and head for Chitistone Pass, an airy perch surrounded by high peaks, hanging glaciers, and sweeping valley views that will take your breath away. Whatever you decide to do, Skolai Pass offers a truly Alaskan wilderness experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

Please consider that weather may cause delays, reroutes, or unexpected overnight trips. Although extremely unlikely, there is a small chance unfavorable weather conditions may require you and your guide to stay the night in the backcountry. On all of our Fly-In Trips, your guide will come prepared with an overnight bag that includes shelter, sleeping bags/pads, and food for your group. Your guide will also have a satellite phone in order to communicate with the flight service.

We strongly encourage advanced reservations for all of our activities. 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!

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

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