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Glacier Hiking and Kayaking in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Glacier hiking in in this amazing national park has been on our bucket list and having Kelly H and... read more

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Reviewed September 5, 2020

St. Elias National Park is spectacular, and this was a fantastic group to lead our exploration of it! From the first point of contact to our departure at the end of the trip, at every step they were friendly, professional, and reassuring that we would not be eaten by bears. They designed a trip that perfectly matched our level of experience and adventure, and we had a blast hiking around the basin, crossing glaciers, and eating incredibly good food in the backcountry! Special shoutout to our guide Michael Hampton, who immediately felt like one of our crew and was a great hang for four days.

Date of experience: September 2020
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AlpineAnya, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2020

Hi Sparker14,
Thanks so much for the awesome review! Our multi-day hiking, backpacking, rafting, skiing, and climbing excursions are some of the best ways to see this incredible Park. With over 13.2 million acres of Park land, there is something for everyone here to see.
We work hard to match our guides to our clients to ensure that your trip is truly a trip of a lifetime! And that you don't get eaten by bears :D
So glad you could join us on this incredible adventure and we hope to see you and your friends up here again sometime!!

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Reviewed August 31, 2020

Tristan is an amazing guide. He knew the glaciers and mountain like the back of his hand. Completely trusted him with guiding my family and I around during our first time glacier hiking and ice climbing. Highlight was the blue pool jump which my husband did. He got some cuts from the ice but Tristan was ready with his first aid kit. Will definitely do it again!

Date of experience: August 2020
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AlpineAnya, Owner at St. Elias Alpine Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2020


Hey there,
Thank you so much for joining Tristan on the glacier the other day! Like all of our guides, he is professional, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Trained in wilderness first response, our guides are prepared to help with any situation.
So cool that your husband went for a blue pool jump - that'll be swim to remember!
If you'd like to share any more feedback, you can reach us at info@steliasguides.com

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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
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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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