Alaska Photo of the Month - April 2017

We looking forward to long, sunny days spent backpacking through the wildflowers of Lake Clark National Park, like the day captured in our April Photo of the Month!

Women in the Wilderness

From Outside Magazine's latest cover to REI's new #ForceOfNature marketing campaign, it is clear that outdoor women are having a "moment".

Alaska Adventure Travel & Suffering Well

     It’s been 16 years since Derek and I launched Alaska Alpine Adventures with a meager life savings (after all we were ski/climb bums) and a notion that we’d stumbled upon something very special - a national park with millions of acres of untouched wilderness, endless rivers, glaciers, lakes, and mountains, a paucity of visitors, abundant wildlife, and a rich cultural history tied to salmon.  Lake Clark felt like a blank canvas that was ours to paint and I remember often thinking to myself, ‘is this for real?’ - how can it be that a place this amazing has seen so little in the way of exploration?  How can it be that most of these mountains remain unclimbed?  How can it be that there aren’t people clambering to experience this wonderful piece of the planet?’  It simply seemed to me that this incredible opportunity was ours for the taking, and we jumped at it.  Nearly two decades later, I’m on a flight returning from the 12th annual Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) in Puerto Varas, Chile and reflecting on one of the conference's most curious questions - what exactly is adventure travel?  That question, as it turns out, is difficult for some to answer, but for me the answer lies squarely in Alaska!

Alaska Photo of the Month - May 2015

Most of Alaska is extraordinarily remote and inaccessible, but there are still places in Alaska that remain virtually undiscovered. The Revelation Mountains are one such place; a mountain range so rugged and remote that it has been essentially overlooked. That’s what makes it so compelling for us! Our May 2015 Photo of the Month, features the dramatic granite walls, which make the Revelation Mountains the quintessential alpine playground for those who thrive on visiting truly remote and beautiful mountain ranges. Experience this for yourself on our incomparable Backpacking the Revelation Mountains trip.

Alaska Photo of the Month - December 2014

Our December 2014 Photo of the Month features a shot from our exploratory trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this past summer.  We traversed over 100 miles of the Refuge, from the Kongakut River to the Hulahula River and saw some awe inspiring terrain along the way.  The trip was such a success that it inspired one of our new offerings for 2015: Backpacking the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The Place That Pulls You Back

Each time I am lucky enough to travel to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, I am left with the same thought at the conclusion of the trip: “I would fly right back tomorrow if I could”.  Many guests I have traveled with have echoed that same sentiment.  The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a place that pulls at you, calls you back, reveals just enough of itself to tempt you to look for more.  

Alaska Photo of the Month - October 2010

 I've decided to dedicate the next few images to Denali National Park - a place we got to know a little better this past summer.   As many of you know, my passion is exploring the unexplored.  I'm thankful to live in a place on earth where the notion of "unexplored" is real and opportunity to share these landscapes with others is possible. 

Alaska Photo of the Month - February 2010

Welcome to the last photo from our June, 2009 adventure into the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge!  On this trip we climbed the highest peak in the Brooks Range - Mt. Chamberlin - and rafted out the Hulahula River to the village of Kaktovik. 

Alaska Photo of the Month - December 2009

Welcome to photo #3 from our June, 2009 adventure into the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge!  On this trip we climbed the highest peak in the Brooks Range - Mt. Chamberlin - and rafted out the Hulahula River to the village of Kaktovik. 

Alaska Photo of the Month - March 2008

As I was editing my slides (yes I'm still a 35mm film guy!!!) from last summer, this image nearly jumped from the light table.  It fit my parameters for a photo of the month - an image that conveys solitude, bewilderment, wonder, wilderness, and adventure.

Available Trips in Lake Clark National Park

Turquoise Kayak and Hike - Lake Clark National Park

DURATION: 7 days
LENGTH: 30+ miles
SEASON: Summer

We describe this adventure as a kayaking supported hiking trip,  and it is a true classic! As you steal a glimpse of Turquoise Lake from the windows of the floatplane for the first time, you will realize immediately how it...

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Skiing the Chigmit Volcanoes - Iliamna - Lake Clark National Park

DURATION: 10 days
LENGTH: 6000 ft
SEASON: April-May

One hundred miles southwest of Anchorage, stand the Chigmit Mountains—a desolate and heavily glaciated, sub-range of the mighty Aleutian Range. The giants of the Chigmits, Iliamna (10,016), and Redoubt (10,197), are active volcanoes rising directly from sea level to summit....

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Skiing the Neacolas - Lake Clark National Park

DURATION: 12 days
LENGTH: 40+ miles
SEASON: March-May

Welcome to Alaska’s most remote and spectacular guided ski mountaineering adventure! Accessing this part of the Alaska Range by ski plane, we’ll spend our first week camped on the glacier practicing backcountry and glacier travel skills while searching out memorable...

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Turquoise to Twin Traverse - Lake Clark National Park
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DURATION: 7 days
LENGTH: 25+ miles
SEASON: Summer

Turquoise Lake, nestled beneath the Alaska Range, offers some of` the best hiking, wildlife viewing and bird watching in Lake Clark National Park, and remains one of our favorite places in Alaska to backpack and explore.We'll spend the first couple...

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Twin Lakes Paddle - Lake Clark National Park
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DURATION: 7 days
LENGTH: 25+ miles
SEASON: Summer

Recognized in 2010 as one of National Geographic's "Tours of a Lifetime", join us to experience Alaska’s best kayaking and hiking trip. The supreme wilderness of Twin Lakes, located in the heart of Lake Clark National Park, is a wonderland...

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Exploring the Northern Revelation Mountains - Lake Clark National Park

DURATION: 12 days
LENGTH: 60+ miles
SEASON: Summer

With more guided backpacking & packaneering expeditions into this area than anyone, it's easy for us to say that the Revelations are likely one of the least visited and most spectacular mountain ranges in Alaska. Stretching for over 100 miles,...

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Backpacking the Revelation Mountains - Lake Clark National Park

DURATION: 10 days
LENGTH: 50+ miles
SEASON: Summer

Most of Alaska is extraordinarily remote and inaccessible, but there are still places in Alaska that remain virtually undiscovered.   The Revelation Mountains are one such place; a mountain range so rugged and remote that it has been essentially overlooked.  That’s...

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Neacola High Route - Lake Clark National Park

DURATION: 12 Days
LENGTH: 60 miles
SEASON: Summer

Their route took them across 30+ miles of glacier ice, over 4 high glacier passes, down polished granite slabs, up miles of loose talus and moraine, across braided glacier rivers, through thickets of dense green alder thickets, and along ancient...

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Turquoise Glacier High Route - Lake Clark National Park
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DURATION: 10 days
LENGTH: 60+ miles
SEASON: Summer

We pioneered this route in 2006 and found it to be perhaps Alaska’s most quintessential backpacking adventure.  In addition to the magical solitude and intimate beauty of Lake Clark National Park, this traverse also gives a comprehensive introduction to Alaska...

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Basecamp Bears - Katmai National Park

DURATION: 5 days
LENGTH: 15 miles
SEASON: August & September

Our basecamp venue in Katmai National Park is arguably one of the most spectacular, remote and pristine areas in southwest Alaska to view these majestic creatures. The tundra hiking that surrounds our camp is second to none, and it's not...

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