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McCarthy, Alaska
61.4333° N, 142.9217° W
Midnight Sun
8th-9th Grade14 days$5395
June 8-June 21, 2021Limited Inquire
June 24-July 7, 2021Limited Inquire
July 10-July 23, 2021Limited Inquire

Spend two weeks adventuring in the land of the Midnight Sun, savoring the long lovely days of Alaskan twilight. Explore a land so rugged and wild, getting around is limited to bush planes, paddles, passion, and your own two feet. You’ll get to use each of these modes as you orient your Alaskan dial to the Chugach, Wrangell, and St. Elias Mountain ranges; the largest in the National Park system, and one of the most unspoiled wilderness areas in the world. Raft, climb, backpack, and immerse yourself fully in this true wilderness.


  • Fly in and out of McCarthy via Alaskan bush plane
  • Spend four days backpacking the remote Wrangell St. Elias mountains
  • Ice climb and traverse the Root Glacier
  • Take a multi-day rafting exhibition on glacier-fed Alaskan rivers
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Learn to navigate the Alaskan wilds, using map and compass and carrying only what you need. Backpack the Wrangell St. Elias mountains, and experience the freedom and beauty of living outdoors. Camp, cook and hike through unparalleled wilderness, leaving behind the world of material things.

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midnight sun ice climbing trip for teens
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ice climbing

Walk, climb, and traverse the Root Glacier as you learn the art of ice climbing, glacier travel, and navigation. Walking amongst blue moulins and cobalt caverns of ice, you’ll use crampons, and ice axes to ascend a high-point looking out over the Stairway Icefall. Along the banks of this enormous glacier, you’ll explore a 14 story copper mine where $200 million worth of copper was discovered and processed in the early 20th century.

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white water rafting

Spend four days on a white water rafting expedition, spanning three rivers fed by the glaciers and tributaries you’ve been exploring. You’ll charge the rapids and steep canyons during the day, and camp on remote backcountry beaches by night. These wild, rugged, and beautiful rivers are a thrilling and amazing way to roam the Alaskan wilderness.

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trip details

Length14 days
Current Grade for 2020-20218th-9th
BeginsAnchorage, Alaska
EndsAnchorage, Alaska
Group Size12

dates & availability

JUNE 8-JUNE 21, 2021LimitedInquire
JUNE 24-JULY 7, 2021LimitedInquire
JULY 10-JULY 23, 2021LimitedInquire

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