Alaska Alpine Logistics

Traveling to Alaska can often seem overwhelming.  Our Logistics Page contains all of the current information necessary for a seamless transition to your adventure vacation. You'll find specific trip logistics under the logistics link at the bottom of each of our Alaska trip details page.

Small Groups: The best way to witness the Last Frontier!  Our wilderness trips are limited to 8 guests and our multi-sport tours are capped at 12.  And with a guest to guide ratio of 4:1 (6:1 for our multi-sport tours) you are assured of our commitment to risk management and safe operations.

Destinations
All of our trips originate in Anchorage or  Fairbanks. Getting to Anchorage or Fairbanks is a snap. Alaska Airlines, your travel agent, or the carrier of your choice can easily arrange round trip airfare from the lower 48. All of our adventures include internal flights and transportation beyond their originating cities.

Once you land in Anchorage or Fairbanks, your adventure really begins. For our wilderness-based trips, you'll find that the areas we visit won't be found on any road map; out here there aren't any roads. Access to these areas is limited to air travel. When flying within Alaska, be sure to have your camera at the ready, as all of our flights provide passage into and over the vast wilderness of Alaska. Call us for details.


Our Alaska Multisport Tours originate from Anchorage and take us to some of the highlights along Alaska’s highly scenic road system. Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, and Kenai Fjords National Parks have gateway communities connected to the drivable roads and our spacious vans with enclosed trailers allow us to travel Alaska’s spectacular network of highways and byways in comfort.

Alaska Weather

Alaska has some of the most dynamic and dramatic weather on the planet.  Temperatures during the summer months in Alaska are generally pleasant during the day (60-80 F), but cooler at night (40’s). August departures may encounter nighttime temperatures in the low 40’s. At least some rainfall is a strong possibility during any month, and you must be prepared for weather extremes that vary greatly from day to night.  Click here to see current Alaska Weather Conditions.  Throughout the summer season, you may experience rain, sun, wind, clouds and fog on your departure.  We live by the adage "prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and you'll likely end up with some of both".


What’s Included

All group camping gear (tents, stoves, fuel, etc.) and safety equipment. Professional guide service at a 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio or better. All meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on the final day of the itinerary (most meals are included on our Alaska Multisport Circuit tours - see specific itineraries or call us for details). Complimentary airport transfers (excluding our Denali Unexplored basecamp hiking trip) Ground transportation to Merrill Field for our Lake Clark and Katmai trips. Lodging on the first or last night of the departure for most of our departures. (some trips include extended lodging, some trips do not have a lodging component - see specific itineraries or call us for details). Storage for your extra travel items while in the field. All internal transportation necessary for each adventure (planes, boats, trains and automobiles). All listed activities.

What’s Not

Lodging prior to and after your trip or additional nights necessary due to weather delays. Personal gear (sleeping bags, packs, rain gear, etc.). Trip cancellation insurance. Alcoholic beverages. Guide gratuities.

Adventure Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is not included with your Alaska Alpine Adventure. To purchase insurance from Travel Guard or to simply obtain a quote, please click on the link below or feel free to contact us directly.
Adventure Travel Insurance.

Reservation Policy
A deposit of $1000.00 per person is required to reserve a trip with Alaska Alpine Adventures. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the start of the trip.
Reservations made within 60 days of the trip starting date require payment in full. If the participant cancels a reservation earlier than 60 days prior to the starting date, the deposit will be refunded, minus a $500.00 administration fee. If the participant cancels within 59-31 days of the starting date, 50% of the trip balance will be refunded. If cancellation is made within 30-0 days of the trip starting date, there will be no refund of any costs. Alaska Alpine Adventures recommends cancellation insurance available through Travel Guard. Please call or email us for details.

Trip Cancellations or Delays
Alaska Alpine Adventures reserves the right to cancel or change the itinerary of a trip.  In the event that your trip is canceled and you are unable to participate, the total balance will be refunded.  Occasionally, weather or other factors may cause delays or make completing a trip impossible.  In these circumstances, there will be no refund of fees. Alaska Alpine Adventures is not responsible for any other costs associated with cancellation or delay.

Trip Minimums
In order to assure any Alaska Alpine Adventures departure, a minimum number of participants must sign up.  Our wilderness trips (including our Ultimate Alaska Multisport) require a minimum of 3 guests to guarantee departure, while our Source to Sea Multisport and our trips into the Arctic National Wildlife Reguge require a minimum of 4 guests to guarantee departure.  However we will operate our adventures at below the minimum required for a modest surcharge.

Source to Sea Multisport, Kongakut River, & Marsh Fork of the Canning:

1 guest   :  Listed price PLUS 100%
2 guests :  Listed price PLUS 40%
3 guests :  Listed price PLUS 25%

All other trips:

1 guest   :  Listed price PLUS 100%
2 guests :  Listed price PLUS 25%

Emergency Procedures
AAA and our guides follow strict emergency protocols and procedures.  Our guides are all current Wilderness First Responders (at a minimum).  Additionally, they will be carrying a satellite phone when in the wilderness and handheld radios and cell phones on our Alaska Multisport Tours.  Your guide will conduct a thorough orientation to help familiarize you with these policies, protocols, and procedures.

Waivers
All clients of Alaska Alpine Adventures, LLC, are required to complete and sign a liability release, client profile form, and acknowledgment of risk prior to trip departure.  Waivers are completed online during the trip registration process.

Gratuities
Our guides work very hard to make sure your adventure is a success and strive to make your wilderness experience more comfortable and enjoyable. Let them know how well you feel they have preformed with a tip. The guides always appreciate any gratuity offered. Suggested amounts range from $10-$20 per day for each guide.

Contact Information
Alaska Alpine Adventures
300 E. 76th Ave Unit B
Anchorage, AK 99518
Toll Free: 1-877-525-2577
Toll Free Fax: 1-866-793-2679
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Permits

   Alaska Alpine Adventures operates under a Commercial Use Authorization while on National Park Service lands.

 

 

   Alaska Alpine Adventures operates under a USFS Special Use Permit while on National Forest System lands.

 


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Gear Rental

Travelling to Alaska, but short a few items on your gear list? We offer a few of the "must have" items for rent at reasonable prices.

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