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NOLS Alaska

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Flex your growing leadership muscles in the heart of Alaska’s wilderness. With over 20 hours of summer daylight and some of North America’s largest wilderness areas, you’ll get the most out of every day. Explore the Arctic Circle, coastal mountain ranges, or southeastern island chains as you push yourself to learn to mountaineer, backpack, canoe, packraft, or sea kayak. From learning about the area’s rich human history to staring in awe at a never-ending glacier, you’ll find an experience in Alaska that will stay with you for a lifetime.

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5805 N. Farm Loop
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 745-4047

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The boundlessness of the place will grab you first, for there is nowhere as far-flung as Alaska. It will alter your concept of space.

Glaciers calve into the sea, Arctic tundra stretches beyond the horizon, rugged and expansive mountains reach into the sky, wildlife is abundant, and humans are scarce.

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When I learned that NOLS uses the Muldrow Glacier route to climb Denali, I knew that was the way I wanted to ascend Denali. The Muldrow Glacier was the route used for the first ascent in 1913. Today, only 2% of the climbers follow the Muldrow Glacier route, mainly because it starts at 600 m/2,000 feet next to the famous Wonder Lake, making the approach much longer than most climbers are willing to undertake. For me, fewer people on the route meant more adventure.

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