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Address: Motherlode Powerhouse, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
Phone Number: +1 888-933-5427
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Description: 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 copper mine (processing plant tour) - awesome

Visited the village of Kennicott, AK in August 2014 (within Wrangell-St Elias National Park). My wife and I took the tour...to go through the 14 story high copper processing... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I signed up for a 5 hour glacier hike. This was a great experience. All equipment was provided. Note: Take a pair of claves with you to prevent hurting your hands in case you fall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visited the village of Kennicott, AK in August 2014 (within Wrangell-St Elias National Park). My wife and I took the tour...to go through the 14 story high copper processing plant (a multi-hour tour w/ guide from St. Elias Alpine Guides). Excellent! Great guide, great venue. Very informational and amazing. Thank you. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Spencer and Ryan were great guides in our all day ice climbing tour on Root Glacier. They shared lots of history of the area and were great at teaching us how to climb. Safety was a priority for them. Loved our adventure.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The half day Root Glacier hike was excellent. Our tourguide Annie did a great job. I liked the way how she shared her love of the nature with us. All the other people of St. Elias Apline Guides were also very helpful and friendly.

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Monnickendam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Kennecott is an intesting place to stay. We stay 2 nights in the Lodge. The environ is with nice weather super. We had 1 day little rain and 1 day very nice witc the sun.The old coppermine is very nice to see inside en outside. The walk to the glacier is nice, The dinner in the Lodge at 7 p.m.... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Thanks a lot for an amazing experience - after three weeks in Alaska, this day on the glacier with Richard comes first to my mind !

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Crawford, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It rained the 2 days that we were in McCarthy so we didn't get out a lot but did go on the Kennecott tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the workings of the mining process. She gave lots of info about the town history and about the RR and related activities of the copper mining industry. She was great.... More 

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Monticello, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

St. Elias Alpine Guides is the concessionaire for walking tours of the historic copper mill and adjacent buildings at the Kennecott Mines National Historical Landmark. These tours are the only way visitors may enter some of the more significant industrial buildings on the site. Our tour was well-paced (not at all rushed), and our guide was thorough and remarkably well... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The guides, Scott and Alli were really great. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable, with great senses of humor too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We took two tours with these folks, both were EXCELLENT. Our first tour was of the Mine Buildings with Annie. She was awesome---very energetic, engaging and knowledgeable. What a great tour! Next day we did a Root Glacier hike with Anya. She, too, was wonderful---thoughtful, knowledgeable, did a good job keeping the group engaged and on track without being bossy.... More 

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