Wild Alpine Commitment

Wild Alpine is founded on a mission – the commitment to you – to provide the highest standard of mountain guiding and wilderness training available in Alaska.

Every member of our team has dedicated his or her life to realizing big mountain dreams and to enabling you to do the same. We are committed to guiding you on extraordinary adventures and ensuring your safety every step of the way.

Backpacking in the Wrangell Mountains. Photo by Jim Harris.


“…When we arrived in McCarthy and finally met Aria and Eli, it was guide-love at first sight. They are literally the nicest people we could have imagined. In addition, they are both very skilled guides and we always felt safe. Their knowledge of Alaska made our trip come alive in ways we never could have imagined. Usually we just “go it alone”. Not any more. We learned so much more and did so much more than we would have ever been able to without them. Hiring them made me look like a hero for my wife and daughter and that’s just plain nice!…”
– David Y.

A ten-day alpine climbing traverse in the Saint Elias Mountains. Photo by Eli Potter.











“…Aria and Eli are passionate about Alaska. Aria helped us plan our entire trip from sea kayaking in Valdez, backbacking in the Wrangells, to fly fishing in Katmai. Aria listened to our interests and built a custom itinerary that met our needs. Eli was a fantastic guide. He guided our trip with confidence and humor – a great combination. Eli listened to our desires and adjusted each day depending on weather and interests. We have had many great travel experiences around the world, but Aria and Eli are at the top for providing a quality experience…”
- Tod F.


Root Glacier Blue Pool. Photo by Aria Thomases.