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“Wild Alpine is superb”

Wild Alpine - Day Tours
Ranked #4 of 7 things to do in McCarthy
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Owner description: Unsurpassed day trips and multi-day adventures plus gear rentals and outdoor equipment store in Wrangell-St Elias National Park. May thru September, enjoy guided glacier hikes and ice climbing instruction, fly-in backpacking treks, alpine climbing and skiing expeditions. November thru March: guided backcountry ski touring, ice and alpine climbing in the Chugach Range. March thru May: truly unparalleled spring skiing and climbing trips in the Wrangell, St Elias and Chugach Ranges. Wild Alpine operates the only retail sales and rental gear shop in the McCarthy-Kennecott area of Wrangell-St Elias National Park. Choose Wild Alpine for all your backcountry needs: Patagonia, Smartwool, Black Diamond, Rab, MSR, Therm-A-Rest, and others. Rent mountain bikes, glacier hiking crampons, satellite phones, sleeping pads, tents, mountaineering boots and other necessities to enhance your human-powered adventure of a lifetime!
San Francisco, California
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“Wild Alpine is superb”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Aria and Eli are the place to go for adventures in Wrangell St Elias. Eli is a superb guide for hiking to extreme mountain summits. Aria is a great trip organizer. We have used them twice and they are stars.

Visited March 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
“backcountry skiing”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We had a perfect week backcountry skiing in AK. Each day was different and beautiful. A unique experience! Thank you very much, Eli.

Visited February 2013
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Baden, Switzerland
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“Great week of Backcountry Skiing in Girdwood, AK”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

We found Wild Alpine by a recommendation, when we were looking for a guide for our eight days backcountry skiing trip to Girdwood AK. And we couldn't think of any better guide than Eli Potter, the director of WIld Alpine. We were based in the Cook Cabin in Girdwood from where we did daily backcountry skiing trips. Eli showed us all the great spots around Turnagain Pass, where we did tree skiing as well as high alpine skiing, depending on the weather. We were glad to have such an experienced guide, who lead us through the Chugach mountains. His profound knowledge of the snow constitution and the avalanche situation (including analyzing a snow profile in a critical slope) made us always feel safe.
Eli offered us an unforgettable skiing experience, and we can only recommend Wild Alpine for any outdoor activities in Alaska (see webpage www.wildalpine.com).

Visited February 2013
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