Tales from the TundraAdventures in the Last Frontier
Words and photographs by Haley Johnston
2015 was my sixth year of guiding for Alaska Alpine Adventures. After almost 50 trips and well over 400 days in the field, there were very few trips on AAA's menu of adventures that I had not yet guided. Our combination Noatak River & Great Kobuk Dunes trip was one of these few and I lobbied pretty hard to get the opportunity to guide it.
We are having a wonderful winter up here in Alaska. But the snow piling up and the cold temperatures have us dreaming of warmer and sunnier times, like the scorching, arctic afternoon featured in our Photo of the Month!
Writer Stefanie Payne and photographer Jonathan Irish joined us this summer on our amazing Noatak River and Great Kobuk Sand Dunes Combination Trip.
This couple is exploring and documenting all of America’s national parks during 2016 to honor the centennial anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service.
The crazy rush of summer in Alaska is over. Now we are settling into the peace and tranquility of this season of Thanksgiving. The slower pace of November lets us get back to the things we neglected over the summer - like our Photo of the Month!
On an Alaska Alpine Adventures ski trip, these skiers prepare for a descent from a pass in the Neacola Mountains. Beyond the glacial valley below them, the iconic peak, Citadel, looms large.
For almost two decades we at Alaska Alpine Adventures have been inspired by the Neacola Mountains of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
On winter ski tours, volcanic summit expeditions and summer backpacking traverses, we have enjoyed exploring the incredible peaks, passes, valleys and glaciers of this seldom visited mountain range. See the Neacolas for yourself on our featured Trip of the Month: Turquoise Glacier High Route.