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.
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.
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.