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Alpine Hikes

Get above it all.

Trip Description

Above Kennicott is an alpine of the highest beauty, a land of pastoral scenes with mountain backdrops of the largest scale.

From our office in Kennicott we have a variety of options to access the incredible alpine that surrounds us. Hike through meadows of wildflowers and picturesque passes with views of high peaks in all directions.

  • Scramble to the Eire Mine and look down on Root Glacier from a perspective not to be missed.
  • Bonanza or Jumbo Mine, both 4,000 ft above Kennicott, are worthy objectives with straight forward hiking, big views and historic buildings in spectacular settings.
  • For those looking for a fast and light day in the mountains, there are long loops that follow ridgelines. Want to get on top of a peak? There are various technical and non-technical options.

Duration: 7-9+ hrs
Difficulty: Medium – Hard

Highlights:

  • Spending time in the rugged and pristine alpine of the Wrangells
  • Visiting historic buildings in wild places
  • Views looking down on the convergence of multiple valley glaciers
  • Potential to see wildlife
  • Views of Mt. Blackburn (16,390 ft) and the Stairway Icefall (7,000 ft of ice!)
Trip Details

Terrain Challenges May Include:
Uneven trail surfaces, loose rocks, short and steep gain/loss of elevation, and bushy sections.

Who:
Anyone looking for a full day alpine adventure with lots of gain/loss.

When:
Private Hikes can be scheduled to start anytime between 8am and 11am.

Where:
This trip leaves from the KWG office, located across Main Street Kennicott from the Kennicott Glacier Lodge.

Trip Includes
  • All technical gear required (trip dependent)
  • Experienced, friendly, knowledgeable guides!
  • Small or custom client to guide ratios, no more than 6 people to one guide.
  • Round-trip, local transportation to where we begin our trip.
  • A full array of medical, communications, and technical gear.
  • Extra layers if you forgot anything or couldn’t fit it in your luggage!
  • Day packs if you need one.

Trip Does not Include

  • Guide Gratuity (recommended 10-20% of tour cost)
  • Personal clothing & gear. For further suggestions on gear you will want to bring from home (this might help you pack for your whole Alaskan vacation!) visit our Trip Planning Page for a gear list.
  • Pre & Post trip lodging.
  • Transportation to and from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
Alpine Hikes Pricing

Client:Guide Ratio & Price

1:1 / $545 per person
2:1 / $325 per person
3:1 / $235 per person
4:1 / $195 per person
5+ / $170 per person

$20/child discount for all children 12 and under on all private day hikes (issued at final payment)
$5/person discount for AK residents & Active Military and family. Valid with current I.D. (Issued at final payment)

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Alpine Hikes Pricing

Client:Guide Ratio & Price

1:1 / $545 per person
2:1 / $325 per person
3:1 / $235 per person
4:1 / $195 per person
5+ / $170 per person

$20/child discount for all children 12 and under on all private day hikes (issued at final payment)
$5/person discount for AK residents & Active Military and family. Valid with current I.D. (Issued at final payment)

Trip Description

Above Kennicott is an alpine of the highest beauty, a land of pastoral scenes with mountain backdrops of the largest scale.

From our office in Kennicott we have a variety of options to access the incredible alpine that surrounds us. Hike through meadows of wildflowers and picturesque passes with views of high peaks in all directions.

  • Scramble to the Eire Mine and look down on Root Glacier from a perspective not to be missed.
  • Bonanza or Jumbo Mine, both 4,000 ft above Kennicott, are worthy objectives with straight forward hiking, big views and historic buildings in spectacular settings.
  • For those looking for a fast and light day in the mountains, there are long loops that follow ridgelines. Want to get on top of a peak? There are various technical and non-technical options.

Duration: 7-9+ hrs
Difficulty: Medium – Hard

Highlights:

  • Spending time in the rugged and pristine alpine of the Wrangells
  • Visiting historic buildings in wild places
  • Views looking down on the convergence of multiple valley glaciers
  • Potential to see wildlife
  • Views of Mt. Blackburn (16,390 ft) and the Stairway Icefall (7,000 ft of ice!)
Trip Details

Terrain Challenges May Include:
Uneven trail surfaces, loose rocks, short and steep gain/loss of elevation, and bushy sections.

Who:
Anyone looking for a full day alpine adventure with lots of gain/loss.

When:
Private Hikes can be scheduled to start anytime between 8am and 11am.

Where:
This trip leaves from the KWG office, located across Main Street Kennicott from the Kennicott Glacier Lodge

Trip Includes
  • All technical gear required (trip dependent)
  • Experienced, friendly, knowledgeable guides!
  • Small or custom client to guide ratios, no more than 6 people to one guide.
  • Round-trip, local transportation to where we begin our trip.
  • A full array of medical, communications, and technical gear.
  • Extra layers if you forgot anything or couldn’t fit it in your luggage!
  • Day packs if you need one.

Trip Does not Include

  • Guide Gratuity (recommended 10-20% of tour cost)
  • Personal clothing & gear. For further suggestions on gear you will want to bring from home (this might help you pack for your whole Alaskan vacation!) visit our Trip Planning Page for a gear list.
  • Pre & Post trip lodging.
  • Transportation to and from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

Alpine Hikes
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We did a full day glacier exploration tour with Mike, and couldn’t have had a better time. He was such a fun guide, and also helped find ice climbing opportunities to learn and also really enjoy the experience. The full day private tour really let him cater the day to what we were interested in – and it did not disappoint. We would highly recommend Kennicott Wilderness Guides, and especially Mike, if you’re looking for an awesome adventure!

Pe Tera, July 2019

Half-Day Glacier Hike

Half-Day Glacier Hike

Duration : 4-5 hours
Cost : $
Difficulty : medium
Full-Day Glacier Hike

Full-Day Glacier Hike

Duration : 7-8 hours
Cost : $$
Difficulty : medium
Ice Explorer Climb & Hike

Ice Explorer Climb & Hike

Duration : 7-9 hours
Cost : $$
Difficulty : medium - hard
Fly-in Hikes

Fly-in Hikes

Duration : 7-9 hours
Cost : $$$
Difficulty : easy - hard
Donoho Lakes Hike

Donoho Lakes Hike

Duration : 7-9 hours
Cost : $$
Difficulty : medium - hard
Glacier’s Edge Hike

Glacier’s Edge Hike

Duration : 4-5 hours
Cost : $
Difficulty : easy
Alpine Hikes

Alpine Hikes

Duration : 7-9 hours
Cost : $$
Difficulty : medium - hard