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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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Great guides in McCarthy / Kennicott

Our extended family of nine (from 4 to 74 years old) did a full and half-day hike to the Root... read more

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Reviewed 26 July 2017
kacy b
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Richmond, Virginia
Very good guide for an interesting toyr

My husband and I did the Sunday 23 July 3.30 tour of the Kennecott mine. Worth nothing you need to... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Greygypsies
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Canberra, Australia
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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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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“glacier hike” (137 reviews)
“ice climbing” (70 reviews)
“root glacier” (108 reviews)
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McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Our extended family of nine (from 4 to 74 years old) did a full and half-day hike to the Root Glacier with St. Elias Guides and had an awesome time. They set us up with two guides-- one to return with the grandparents and youngest...More

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GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for the great review Kacy! We love our job, even when it involved "messy" little kids :)

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I did the Sunday 23 July 3.30 tour of the Kennecott mine. Worth nothing you need to be able to walk to the top up a zig zag track and down many internal flights of stairs. I'm annoyed that I can't recall...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

You must do the mill tour while in Kennicott and the only way is through SEAG. The tour is terrific--lots of history and s better understanding of what went on in the mill and the town. Tour includes a walk through the power plant, too--again...More

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GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Hello Joe58156, I am glad you enjoyed the tour but very sorry to hear you were unimpressed with your guide. Our guides all lead tours of Kennecott in addition to glacier hikes, ice climbing, rafting and/or backcountry trips. We find that this is the way...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

The Kennecott mining tour was great and very informative. The guide had a lot of interesting stories that made the our even more special Thanks so much!

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

My sister and I truly enjoyed this once-in-a-lifetime adventure while we were in Alaska on 6/13! The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. We both felt very safe during the helicopter ride. It was a new experience for both of us and was awesome. Our...More

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GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Hello Janice, Thanks for the great review. However, I think you have the wrong company... we don't offer helicopter trips or sled dog rides. We are located in McCarthy/Kennecott and offer glacier hikes, ice climbing, tours of Kennecott, etc. Glad you had a great time...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

My boyfriend and I had an amazing time on the all day hike of Root Glacier. Our guide was fun and informative. The group size counting the guide was 6 people which was great! We had a beautiful day and saw an amazingly clear blue...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

a very interesting hike topped off by eating lunch on the glacier and drinking glacier water. the guide was very good and explained different facts pertaining to the area and glacier. the hike was about 4 miles roundtrip and lasted about 6 hours. the trail...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We did all day glacier hike, next day all day ice climbing, next day mine tour. It was great. My wife, 3 sons, and I all loved it. Derrick is a super guide. I can't say enough about his friendliness, professionalism, knowledge, experience, and competence....More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I've done several mill tours over the years and they are consistently great. Camille was our guide this time and she was lovely and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

As part of a planned trip with Alpine Adventures we took a glacier hike with St Elias Alpine Guides. The guide was informed and let our group on a fabulous half day trip onto the Kennecott Glacier. it was one of the best experiences of...More

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