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Wrangell St Elias Trips

Wrangell Base Camp – Cerotsky

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DATES

July 08, 2019 - July 18, 2019
region

REGION

Wrangell St Elias National Park
price

TRIP COST

$$$

Enjoy eleven days of big wilderness and big views in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park this summer. From comfortable camps on the flanks of a volcano we can explore the surrounding mountains and glaciers, search for Dall sheep, and simply enjoy the solitude and wilderness of this mountain kingdom.

TRIP DETAILS

Last updated: August 17, 2019

Itinerary

What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.

July 8

Meet your guide at 9 am at the Arctic Wild headquarters for a pre-trip orientation. Once questions have been answered and equipment checked, we will start our drive into the mountains. Its a 4-1/2 hr drive to the Wrangells from Fairbanks with interesting stops on the way. We can take a hike, fish a side creek and enjoy the scenery as we head southeast along the Richardson Highway to the town of Chistochina. Once we arrive we are greeted by our hosts who operate the Red Eagle Lodge.

July 9

The adventure begins in earnest. After enjoying a beautiful breakfast at the lodge, our pilot shuttles us into the mountains one at a time and by mid-day we have camp set-up and can take our first hike in the mountains.

July 10 - 12

Days (and nights) are yours to do as you please. With thousands of acres to ourselves the limit to our adventures are few.

July 13

Weather permitting our pilot returns and shuttles us, one at a time, to a new location on the volcano.

July 14 - 17

From our new camp we will have plenty of time for new adventures, hikes, laughs, meals and relaxation. We’ll camp less than a mile from the ice and within sight of Mt. Sanford’s summit. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful campsite!

July 18

One last stroll, one last scan for sheep above camp and it is time to pack-up and head back to Chistochina where our vehicle waits. If the weather cooperates we can be back in Fairbanks in the evening, ready for the next adventure.

Such a joy to spend days where time was meaningless.  A wonderful adventure and I would like to return next year for a longer, more challenging trip.

You mentioned to me in an email that you have terrific guides - you do indeed.  Dave is a superb guide. He is personable, knowledgeable about the Arctic, and has excellent group management skills. I appreciated the time he spent teaching me to read the map, which is not easy without trails.   He allowed Adrian and me to hike at our own pace and he encouraged all of us to explore the area surrounding our campsites. I know the others would concur in my praise.

- Sandra, California, USA

DETAILS

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Transportation beyond Fairbanks

One night lodging in Chistochina, AK

Food while in the wilderness

Stoves, cooking & eating utensils

Water filter, safety & repair gear

Professional guide service

Select equipment is available through Arctic Wild and is included in the trip price.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Lodging (except one night in Chistochina)

Non-camp meals (except breakfast at the lodge in Chistochina)

Personal clothing and gear per our equipment list

Gratuity for guide

WEATHER & BUGS

Temperatures vary dramatically in the Alaska. July is usually mild and warm, and the Northern Wrangells are one of the driest parts of the state. That said, it could be cool and rainy so be prepared for anything.  Temperatures will range from the 20s to 80s. Snow is possible any day of the year, but we get lots of sunny weather this time of the year. Mosquitoes should not be an issue but bring a mosquito head net and a small bottle of DEET repellent just in case.

RECOMMENDED READING

The Copper Spike, Lone E Janson. More Alaska reading is available from our Bookstore.

"The wilderness was spectacular, the leadership perfect."
"I am just finishing my tenth trip with you guys. As always, the trip was more than I expected and I had a great time. See you next year!"
"Of all outfitters with whom we have worked (and that is quite a number), you were by far the most organized and responsive."
"That feeling of wide open wonder, the possibilities for nearly limitless wandering, and the image of those proud caribou...that will stay with me a long time"
"Our guide was an encyclopedia on legs. He was always willing and ready to teach, to talk, to listen, to do another hike, or to lie low in camp if we were beat. He truly gave us the trip we wanted!"
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