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St. Elias Alpine Guides

McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
+1 888-933-5427
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Kennecott Mill Tour

Great tour of the mill with historical details and views of the surrounding glacier and mountains... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Judy I
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Nelson, Canada
What a great couple of days!

Our trip to Mccarthy is something we will never forget! We did the Mill Tour and it was so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Driftsy
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margaret river
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Explore Alaska's largest national park with the local experts, based in Wrangell-St. Elias since 1978. We offer half and full-day glacier hikes, ice-climbing, alpine hikes, fly-in hikes and rafting. We also feature wilderness adventures such as trekking, backpacking, rafting, skiing and mountaineering courses & expeditions. Our professional, personable guides love to share their in-depth knowledge of this magnificent wilderness!
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“glacier hike” (136 reviews)
“root glacier” (106 reviews)
“ice climbing” (67 reviews)
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McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great tour of the mill with historical details and views of the surrounding glacier and mountains. Our guide helped us don hardhats for the trip inside. Fascinating look into copper mining and how things were done in such a harsh climate. All our questions were...More

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Thank Judy I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our trip to Mccarthy is something we will never forget! We did the Mill Tour and it was so interesting, our guide Jason was so knowledgeable and a really nice guy, we loved that tour a lot. We then did a full day hike to...More

Thank Driftsy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the two-hour tour of the town of Kennicott and some of the abandoned and restored buildings, including the copper mill. Our guide, Stephanie, did a wonderful job of weaving facts into stories about the town and the copper mines and mills in the...More

Thank 383ingridn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned home after 8 phenomenal days in McCarthy, AK thanks to SEAG. My trip began after I spoke with Gaia over the phone and discussed a few things. She suggested the 5 day Glacier And tundra trip. She also suggested helping with my complete...More

Thank shaunashley84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ice climbing adventure was a wonderful experience thanks to the enthusiasm and expertise of our guide Ryan. We had a nice hike in over Root Glacier to our climbing spot. Ryan was very conscientious to make sure all the gear fit well and he...More

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Frenchie, was great, very knowledgeable and accommodating to the various people. We toured the old copper mine and some of the other buildings and learned what life was like when it was operating.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous half day excursion onto the glacier with great pictures and lunch. Then went for a full day white wster rafting seing animal tracts with exciting rapids, great guide snd lunch. Truly amazing experiences!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gravel road to Kennicott has not been graded in years. Before cutbacks it was graded twice a year, now Denali gets most of the money because they have more visitors. This bumpy ride took 2 hours in each direction. I asked the guide selling tickets...More

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Thank Irene J
GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Irene, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the tour. I'd like to address a couple things you mention for the benefit of other travelers. First of all, the road to McCarthy/Kennecott is still graded multiple times each summer, however it does deteriorate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our day ice climbing with Chris and Ryan was one of the best experiences of our trip. The team were very professional so we felt safe and well equipped for the expedition even though none of our group had done anything like it before. I...More

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Thank Abby W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience of being on the glacier was great. The only bad part for me was the technical difficulty with my crampon that made things overall less pleasurable because it added complications with ice climbing and I had to stop multiple times to try to...More

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