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Half-Day Root Glacier Hike

We took the half-day Root Glacier hike with Sierra as our guide in late August 2021. There is a... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2021
Jennifer N
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Every tour was fantastic

We went on three tours in early September and every guide was fantastic! We started with the... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2021
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Reviewed August 31, 2020

Ice climbing with guide Bryce was one of my highlight experiences in 2 months in Alaska. Thanks so much

Date of experience: July 2020
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AlpineAnya, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2020

Wow! Two whole months spent in this great state and climbing the ice of the Root Glacier made the top of the list!! Thanks so much for joining us this summer and if you have any more feedback to share, we're all ears at info@steliasguides.com

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Reviewed August 21, 2020

Fantastic outfit! I did the full day glacier hike and it was incredible. Walking with crampons was a joy and our guide introduced us to so many hidden wonders of the glacier. The cup of tea produced out of nowhere midway was hugely appreciated too! Highly recommend, this was one of the highlights of my whole Alaska trip.

Date of experience: July 2020
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AlpineAnya, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2020

Hi Matthew,
We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Full Day Glacier Hike - this is by far the best way to see the glacier! Without much of a time limit, you get to explore and get deeper into the wilderness to see the secret features of the ice that most don't get to witness. And a cup of tea in the middle of miles of ice will definitely be one to remember!!
Thank you so much for your high praise and recommendation!

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Reviewed August 18, 2020

The half-day Glacier hike and mine tour were so amazing! The glacier is incredible and even though it's possible to hike it on your own, having the knowledge and insider tips of a guide takes it to the next level! I'm not much of a hiker, but this was very do-able and safe.

Date of experience: July 2020
Thank Tara M
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AlpineAnya, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2020

Hey Tara,
We're so glad to hear that you had such a great time on two of our most popular activities! You're totally right that the glacier is quite accessible to all adventurous hikers and an experienced guide can really enrich the experience! They are out there every day and know the glacier like the back of their hands - they know the easy ways around, where all the exciting features are and how best to safely challenge those guests who want to spice things up :)
Next time you visit, you'll need to try your hand at Ice Climbing!!

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Reviewed August 11, 2020 via mobile

St. Elias Alpine Guides are absolutely amazing! We did an afternoon half day glacier hike on our second day in Kennecott. The experience was so awesome we opted to go back out on our third day for the ice climbing. Our guide Tristan was extremely knowledgeable, very personable and made the whole experience that much better. The half day glacier tour was a good bit of hiking and exploring. Tristan did an excellent job coaching us through how to safely navigate the glacier with the crampons. The views are absolutely incredible and you get to learn so much about glacier formation and changes over time. The ice climbing is a completely unique opportunity. We started on a glacial cliff face and practiced using the tools and equipment. Then we headed to a moulin (a giant water carved hole in the glacier). Tristan showed us how he sets up the anchor safeties and then you slowly lower yourself into the moulin with his help. Then you get to admire the view until you climb back out. Absolutely breathtaking being inside a glacier. It was an absolutely unforgettable trip and I would definitely recommend the team to anyone heading to the park and looking for an adventure.

Date of experience: August 2020
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AlpineAnya, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2020

Thank you for the great review and kind words, we’re so glad you enjoyed your trips with Tristan and that you decided to join him for ice climbing! It is truly a memorable experience and such a unique way to see parts of the glacier others do not. I mean how awesome are moulins!?!
If you have any additional feedback feel free to send it our way - info@steliasguides.com

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Reviewed August 9, 2020

This hike was one of the best hikes we have ever done and we have done many challenging hikes throughout various national parks. The view at the top was an incredible reward for the awesome vertical hiking challenge. The mine was very interesting to learn about and see. We all loved it! Our guide Tim was fantastic with a great sense of humor and always providing interesting information about the mines and surrounding area.

Date of experience: July 2020
Thank Mark S
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AlpineAnya, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2020

Thank you for the review, we’re so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your Bonanza hike with Tim! This park truly is a special place and that rewarding view at the top sure is hard to beat.
If you have any additional feedback feel free to send it our way - info@steliasguides.com

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