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St. Elias Alpine Guides Day Adventures

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Address: Motherlode Powerhouse, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Explore Alaska's largest national park with the local experts, based in...

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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Kennicott Mine Tour

Really cool tour of the town of Kennicott. Two hours packed full of history and really cool sights. Highlights were walking top to bottom through the mill building and getting to... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Really cool tour of the town of Kennicott. Two hours packed full of history and really cool sights. Highlights were walking top to bottom through the mill building and getting to walk around inside the powerhouse. The guide was full if information and had good answers to all of our questions. Highly recommended and a good value.

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Nels was our guide and was both professional and friendly. He had geology experience and knowledge which was a plus. He took my 21 year old son and myself who recently turned 50 on a great full day adventure. Pictures can not justify the beauty and experience of walking on a glacier and observing the mullaines, rivers, and waterfalls. It... More 

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Falmouth, Maine
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

We had a fabulous 5 day backpacking trip with Anya as our guide. The scenery was spectacular and all details and logistics of the trip including helping with transportation to and from McCarthy, accommodations in McCarthy and planning around some food allergies were meticulously tended to. This is an amazing part of the world and this is the best way... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

What a fabulous hike on the Root Glacier. The beauty of the ice and water can only be experience up close. Annie Osburn was a knowledgeable, fabulous and experienced guide. If you can handle a full day hike I'd recommend it -- the 1/2 day was great but I would have liked more.

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Overland Park, Ks
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

My women's outdoor club had never hiked on a glacier before. Guides, Camille and Paige picked us up in a van at our hotel and sized our footwear (cramp-ons) and we headed out on the trail for Root Glacier. They provided excellent info on the history of the area and wildflowers blooming during our walk. They also pointed out the... More 

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Kirribilli
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Fabulous backcountry ski adventure on the Baldwin Glacier! Location was spectacular. Guides (Tim and Anja) were awesome. Equipment was great. Food, logistics, flights - all organised by the super efficient team at the Motherlode Powerhouse.

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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent tour. Guide was very knowledgeable in the history, spoke clearly, loud enough for all to hear. Tour walk took just around 2 hours, ( which is what they tell you. ) If you have any questions, "just ask". The staff in the tour office were all smiles and fun to talk with. They have shuttles for... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Did a guided glacier hike one day and a guided tour of the Kennicutt Mill another day. We had Chris both days and he was excellent. Very knowledgable and a great talker. Well worth the time and expense.

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Thank Zack M
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

My honey and I just got done with a day-long raft led by Sarah & Robin. It was nothing short of incredible! The guides were fun, skilled, helpful, and full of interesting stories and tidbits. They made us a lunch buffet with fruit, veggies, and lots of options for sandwiches. Then when it was time to head back to McCarthy... More 

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GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides Day Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Alby, We're so glad you had a great time yesterday and thanks for the super review! Come back any time! If you don't mind, would you please post the same review on the Copper Oar Rafting TripAdvisor page? This is our rafting-focused company (it technically runs all the river trips even if they're booked through St. Elias Alpine Guides)... More 

Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Spent an entire day out on the glacier with these folks and would definitely recommend it! Great service, informative, and safe.

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