Safety & Responsibility

Personal Responsibility & Risk

Because our trips take place in remote & wild environments, there are inherent risk factors that can’t be entirely avoided without compromising the unique character of the activities associated with adventure travel.  Obviously, it’s not our intention to reduce your enthusiasm for outdoor adventure activities, but we believe it is important for everyone to know in advance that real adventure involves real risk, much of which simply cannot be controlled Alaska Alpine Adventures or Alaska Alpine Adventures’ employees. By joining one of our trips, you are representing that you understand, and are accepting of, the risks described in the acknowledgment/release document that all participants are required to sign.  You are also representing that you will accept the degree of personal responsibility necessary to participate in adventure travel activities.

Guide Qualifications

It takes a talented individual to be able to lead an Alaska expedition, and our Alaska guides are true outdoor multi-sport professionals. We hand-select each guide based on their ability to deliver an unparalleled level of customer service, a strong wilderness skill set and background, and an insatiable passion for Alaska's wild spaces. Each lead guide is medically certified as a Wilderness First Responder and carries the necessary qualifications to competently backpack, hike, kayak, canoe, and climb throughout Alaska's vast wilderness. When you choose to travel with us, you can rest assured that your trip has been meticulously planned and executed by real Alaskans with authentic Alaska know-how, skill, and ability.

Gear & Equipment

Given the remote nature of our trips, we take our equipment very seriously and all of  our gear is  of superior quality and expedition-ready.   All trips travel with a well-stocked first aid kit and a plan for initiating an evacuation if necessary. All of our multi-day wilderness expeditions carry a satellite phone for use in an emergency.  Water-related safety equipment includes Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) for each passenger along with throw ropes, a whitewater wrap kit for rafting trips, spare paddles and oars, air pump, and a boat repair kit.

Injury or Illness 

While we do our best to mitigate the risks associated with adventure travel,  incidents and injuries that require evacuation do occur from time to time. Since most Alaska Alpine Adventures’ trips take place in remote wilderness locations, evacuations can be prolonged, difficult and expensive. As such, emergency medical personnel and hospital facilities may be distant or not available. It is your responsibility to carry insurance, or be prepared to cover the cost yourself, for expenses related to emergency medical evacuation. 

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