Step into the Last Frontier, a wild region surrounded by turquoise fjords and blanketed in lush forests and massive glaciers. Explore the Chugach Mountains’ mossy alpine meadows and spruce and birch forests. Ice climb and zip line down the impressive Matanuska Glacier. Discover where the LionsHead River got its name as you negotiate its continuous whitewater. Backpack through the Talkeetna Mountains, where the mountains start green and lush before transforming into jagged peaks. Navigate the bluest-green water you’ve ever laid eyes on while sea kayaking the Prince William Sound. Finish your trip with a backpack in Denali State Park, where you may get to see North America’s highest peak (and where you’ll definitely see one of the most diverse landscapes in the world).
Due to the backcountry and challenging nature of this trip, returning students must be invited to join Alaska Expedition, and preference is given to those who have successfully completed California Challenge and Ultimate Northwest. All new students applying to attend Alaska Expedition must have previous backcountry experience (e.g., multi-day backpacking trips) and attend an interview with an Adventure Treks director to ensure a mutually good fit.