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Wild Alpine - Day Tours

500 Kennecott Avenue, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
+1 888-682-2368
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A perfect day in Alaska

We absolutely loved this wonderful summer day in Alaska. Thanks McKinley and Maren for the... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2014
Andy B
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Honolulu, Hawaii
FREAKIN AWESOME!!! EPIC ICE CLIMBING!!!

One of the greatest adventures of all time. Safe, price friendly, and amazing staff! Spent all... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2014
Jaguar_Prowl
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Shanghai, China
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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!
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Reviewed 10 September 2014

We absolutely loved this wonderful summer day in Alaska. Thanks McKinley and Maren for the professional introduction to walking with crampons, the stunning hike to and on the glacier, and the great time we had with you guys! We only regret not having spent more...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 10 September 2014

One of the greatest adventures of all time. Safe, price friendly, and amazing staff! Spent all day out on the glacier and did multiple climbs (thanks to Dasan). Thanks so much and I cannot wait to come back! Loved everything about it!

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Reviewed 9 September 2014

We headed to the Wrangell with no real agenda in mind. We stopped in to the Wild Alpine Guide outfit in McCarthy and bumped into Logan and McKenzie who showed us pictures of a potential Ice Climbing adventure we could have on the Root Glacier....More

2  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 9 September 2014

We had the good fortune of being introduced to Aria and Eli by a mutual friend and Alaska expert. We spent several days with them exploring Lake Clark National Park hiking, wading through rivers, camping, and bear-spotting. They did a great job connecting with our...More

1  Thank Chris O
AKAria_907, Owner at Wild Alpine - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Thanks for this great review Chris! We had so much fun exploring Lake Clark National Park with you and the family. Hope to cross paths with you again before too long. High fives all around!

Reviewed 8 September 2014

My boyfriend and I tried ice climbing for the first time with Wild Alpine and it was very worth the trip. Our guide Killian was absolutely amazing - very knowledgeable, interesting, friendly and made us feel we were in good, safe hands. Ice climbing was...More

1  Thank HKTGraphics
AKAria_907, Owner at Wild Alpine - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Thanks for the review HKTGraphics, you two crushed it out there! And thanks for the tip regarding the daypack, great suggestion. A 35L pack, or something close to that volume, is perfect for carrying extra layers, water bottle, crampons, camera, and lunch on this full...More

Reviewed 8 September 2014

It was fantastic! Ice climbing was so much fun. We felt completely comfortable with the guides experience, and we gad a great time with them. It was a beautiful day on the glacier. They allow you to go at your pace, even though it wasn't...More

Thank Jennifer C
AKAria_907, Owner at Wild Alpine - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

You're right, Jennifer C, the McCarthy Road isn't nearly as dreadful as it's been in the past. DOT crews have been hard at work this summer improving the road surface and brushing along the sides to widen and improve visibility at the curves. And the...More

Reviewed 3 September 2014

Being novice and out of shape this could of been a very bad trip. But Killeon, the guide, showed us lots of patient and explained to us how to set everything up and made our trip very worth while. We were running late and we...More

1  Thank BeckiandJD
AKAria_907, Owner at Wild Alpine - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Thanks so much for the review, BeckiandJD! Wild Alpine specializes in small groups and custom tours, so it was natural and we were happy to accommodate your schedule. Killian is a solid guide, it's so great to hear he helped you make the most of...More

Reviewed 20 August 2014

I had a fantastic time ice climbing for my first time! I was nervous leading up to it but it wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it would be and I had a blast! I owe it to my capable guide, Dasan. He was...More

Thank Quinn K
AKAria_907, Owner at Wild Alpine - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

YEAH QUINN!! High five, buddy! Way to go making the most of your solo adventures here in AK. It was so much fun getting to know you a little bit, hopefully there's more of that in the future! Keep in touch, we'd definitely love to...More

Reviewed 19 August 2014

The guides with Wild Alpine are very helpful and engaged. I took a tour on the Root Glacier and valued the experience. I highly recommend Wild Alpine.

Thank erdman31
Reviewed 17 August 2014

So first off let me say I'm a TOTAL chicken and my husband talked me into booking this 1/2 day glacier hike in McCarthy. I wasn't too excited....and yes, I was completely shocked when this became one of my favorite things we did on our...More

Thank Alison W
AKAria_907, Owner at Wild Alpine - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Thanks for all the feedback, Alison W. Your two guides, Ed and SamJ, are quite the pair! Ed works for Wild Alpine year round, guiding Intro to Winter Ice Climbing trips in the Chugach Mountains as well. So when you're ready to take on AK...More

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