Last updated: March 16, 2021
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Arrive in Anchorage, meet the helicopter at 1:15 pm to take you directly to Sheldon Chalet. Relax and shake off your travels in the hammock.
August 19 - 20
Activities at Sheldon Chalet include snowshoe and ski adventures, trekking, sledding, rappelling and crevasse explorations. All activities are guided and included.
After breakfast, the helicopter will take you from Sheldon Chalet to the mountain town of Talkeetna, where you will meet a small-plane charter flight to McCarthy, in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. You will meet your guide in McCarthy and spend the night in a local Inn.
August 22 - 23
After breakfast in McCarthy and a quick look around town, you’ll fly to our base camp at the toe of the Nizina Glacier, near an iceberg-filled lake. Camp will be a comfortable base camp, the perfect foil to the luxury lodges bookending this adventure. Accommodations will be quite simple – cots in a tent, with simple vegan meals cooked on a camp stove. This area offers casual hikes along the lakeshore and gravel bars along the Nizina River as well as routes up Nizina Mountain to alpine areas above treeline. This spot has it all; glaciers, rivers, and mountains in a pretty setting. You won’t have many creature comforts but solitude and quiet are a much rarer form of luxury.
August 23 - 25
The plane will return on the 23rd to move you to a new spot, called The Fosse. Tucked neatly between the Kennicott Glacier’s lateral moraine and the base of the adjacent mountain, this landing strip offers a variety of amazing glacier views and exploring options. Hike along the flat fosse terrain, climb the green alpine slopes above or walk along the Kennicott Glacier.
Your pilot will return to take you back to Anchorage via McCarthy, where you will transfer to Lake Hood, the float pond and catch an air taxi to Tordrillo Lodge, in the heart of the Alaska Range. Shower and ease your muscles after your camping adventure and settle back into luxury.
August 25 - 28
Tordrillo Lodge offers a wide range of activities. Situated on a lake, it is perfect for paddle boarding, kayaking, or water skiing. Fly-out excursions (two included) can range from glacier hikes to fat biking mountain peaks. Four nights won’t be enough.
Return to Anchorage’s Lake Hood float pond airport and transfer to Ted Steven’s International for flights home.