Students trek up the side of a mountain with the scenic Wrangell Mountains providing an epic backdrop.
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Alaska Backpacking - 18 and over


30 days


18+ yrs


$7,200 to $7,650

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Backpack Alaska’s tundra and mountains

Dive into an unforgettable adventure in the northern wilderness with a group of new friends age 18 and over. Backpack through Alaska’s famed mountain ranges and lush green valleys. Work your way up rugged peaks, pausing to admire sweeping views at the summit. Enjoy the long daylight hours of a northern summer as you hike across the tundra and cross braided streams. As you travel, keep your eye out for Dall sheep, moose, caribou, and wolves.

Whether this is your first time backpacking or you're an experienced outdoorsperson, expect to learn something new each day. Start with the basics, like pitching a tent, cooking on a campstove, and navigating off trail. As you gain confidence, take on more responsibility for route finding and decision making.

Along the way, expand your leadership skills. Practice effective communication and risk management as you work with your team to cross a glacier-fed river. Learn to lead in uncertainty as you encounter new challenges, like navigating a boulder field or finding your way up a steep slope. Return from the Land of the Midnight Sun ready to lead outdoors, in your community, and beyond.

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Course Dates

3 courses

Jul 3 - Aug 1, 2024


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May 30 - Jun 28, 2025


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May 30 - Jun 28, 2026