About Wild Alpine

Wild Alpine is an Alaskan family-owned and operated mountaineering guide service leading adventurous travelers through the heart of the last wild places in Alaska and beyond.

Wild Alpine is positioned with back-door access to the largest mountain wilderness on earth, where the Chugach Range, Wrangell and Saint Elias Mountains converge. This region was granted US National Park status in 1980. Together, the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the adjoining Glacier Bay National Park, as well as Canada’s Tatshenshini-Alesk and Kluane National Parks, encompass 52 million acres (or 81,250 sq. miles) of wild alpine terrain. This expansive territory is referred to as The Kingdom by those who know it best. It is home to the highest concentration of North American giants; nine of the continent’s sixteen highest peaks are located here. The area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 for it’s spectacular landscapes and wildlife habitat.

Unloading the Otter. Photo by Tom Evans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strong partnerships within Alaska’s mountaineering and aviation communities enable us to offer unique itineraries throughout the region. Wild Alpine has access to two National Parks – Denali and the Wrangell-St. Elias – plus the Chugach National Forest and beyond.

March thru November Wild Alpine headquarters are nestled in the Wrangell Mountain town of McCarthy, Alaska. From November to February, we move to Chugach foothills above Anchorage in order to chase the best big-mountain weather across Alaska. For us, this means lots of travel throughout the state’s breathtaking terrain. And it means we can deliver a flexible year-round array of adventures and training opportunities for our guests.

Join us. We welcome you into The Kingdom and alongside the keepers of the grandeur.

Wild Alpine Co-Owners, Eli Potter and Aria Thomases

Wild Alpine Co-Owners, Eli Potter and Aria Thomases. Photo by Jim Harris.