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“Amazing Day Walking on the Root Glacier with Bryan and Ali” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Elias Alpine Guides Day Adventures

St. Elias Alpine Guides Day Adventures
Motherlode Powerhouse, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
+1 888-933-5427
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in McCarthy
Type: Tours
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Owner description: 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!
Goose Creek, SC
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“Amazing Day Walking on the Root Glacier with Bryan and Ali”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We spent an amazing morning hiking to and walking on the Root Glacier. Bryan was our guide and he really knew his stuff, He kept up a good pace, but not too fast, and regaled us with stories about the area and its history. Our companion, Ali, was also a lot of fun. She asked good questions and had tons of energy, which kept us moving! We saw so many interesting formations and unbelievable views. This tour is not for folks who can't walk and climb but it's a must for everyone else!

Visited July 2013
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GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides Day Adventures, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Hello RonGCSC,
So glad you had a great time hiking and exploring with Bryan and Ali. We hope to see you again someday!
Gaia and the SEAG crew
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
“Great Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

St. Elias Alpine Guides were an amazing group of people. I went kayaking and glacier hiking. It was beyond words. Thank you to the amazing staff for helping to create the best travel adventure I've had yet!

Visited June 2013

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GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides Day Adventures, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Brianna,
So glad you loved your time with us! We hope to see you again someday for some more adventures...
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Orange Park, Florida
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“Favorite part of our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had a half-day hike with lunch on the Root glacier, then later had a walking tour of Kennicott. Our guides were excellent and knowledgeable AND FUN!!

Visited June 2013

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GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides Day Adventures, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Hello Kate,
So glad to hear we were a favorite stop :) It makes our job that much more fun to know that we rise to the top even in such a fabulous state. Come back any time!
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Austin, Texas
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“Exciting Walk on the Glacier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Great experience! Our guide, Seth, was knowledgable, friendly and enthusiastic. The half day glacier walk was the biggest highlight of our 14 day visit to AK. Highly recommend the services of St. Elias Alpine Guides.

Visited June 2013

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GaiaM, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides Day Adventures, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
We LOVE hearing that our trips were a highlight! Thanks so much for joining us and come back any time.
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Rochester, New York
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“BEAUTIFUL, FUN, INFORMATIVE AND CHALLENGING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We did a full day glacier hike and an alpine hike to Erie Bunkhouse. Our guides were superb for both days! Our family of 4 learned so much about glaciers and how they form, move and change. The experience of being on the glacier was incredibly beautiful and just really COOL! Rachel and Melissa were our guides for the glacier and they were enthusiastic, fun and helpful the whole time! The hike to Erie bunkhouse is not for the faint of heart nor for those who are afraid of heights or who have any form of lower body injury. It cannot be done without a guide as the way to get there is obscure to say the least. Our family of 4 went with our guide Dillon, who was awesome. He paved the way for our youngest son, making sure he was safe on some very scary cliff edges. I only went part way on this one as I have knee issues and decided to use my better judgement for a change...and I am glad I did. My husband and older son found this to be an awesome challenge and the views from the top were apparently amazing. St. Elias Guides does a great job training their people and the guides themselves are interesting and fun to be with. They are also trained for emergency medical issues (which we fortunately didn't need!).

Visited July 2013
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Hello Mamasmurf,
We really loved your family - thanks so much for joining us! Come back anytime...
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