Backpacking

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Backpacking

Backpacking into the remote, mountainous areas of Alaska with everything you need in your pack can be the most rewarding, and most challenging part of an Exposure trip.

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With stunning scenery far from roads and the crowds of people in buses and RVs, packing in is an excellent opportunity to enjoy some of the “real” Alaska. Wake up to a spectacular view enjoyed over a steaming cup of coffee. Look for wildlife out in their neighborhood. Cross glaciers and rivers. Climb mountains.

The rewards are many but must be earned. Even if you’re in pretty good shape, carrying a backpack uphill uses muscles in ways they may not be used much back home. Most people feel it at the end of the day.

We now offer two varieties of backpacking:

Beginner — These trips are usually just one night out and the terrain is a little less challenging than our other trips. The goal is to introduce people to the pleasures of being self-sufficient in the backcountry away from the road. You’ll be carrying your own personal gear and clothing, plus at least part of a tent and some food. But your Guide will help you keep your pack weight down to about 30 pounds or so.

Challenging – These trips are planned to push you a little. Even a one night trip could kick your butt as the group moves light and fast up and down mountains, often off trail, through rivers or in snow at any time of year! No experience needed but you should be fit, able to hike at a relatively fast speed, and ready for the challenges of the Alaska backcountry.

All of our backpacking is out in the real Alaska which may be quite different from anywhere you’ve hiked before. Trails vary from well-maintained to non-existent, often established but in very poor condition in some places. You can almost always expect wet feet; from muddy trails, snowfields, or river crossings.

Campsites are usually undeveloped with no toilet facilities. We carry everything we need in, and carry almost everything out when we leave.

This activity is included in the following adventure tours:

Extreme Week

You'll sea kayak, trek on a glacier, learn ice climbing and explore the Alaska backcountry on this challenging trip.
per person
7 Days
Level 4
5
Alaska Glacier Climbing Tour

Xxtreme Week

We jacked up the adrenaline level of the Extreme Week by adding in Class V rafting on Six Mile Creek.
per person
7 Days
Level 4
6
Alaska tours

Maximum Exposure

If you want to experience the best of Alaska from the coast to Denali, you'll need at least 9 days. This trip does a good job of providing variety without too much time on the
per person
9 Days
Level 3
6

Chugach Challenge

Five days of fast paced challenge and adventure.  Class V Whitewater rafting, ice climbing, backpacking and more.
per person
5 Days
Level 4
4
Alaska Backpacking

Fly In Backpacking

Two of our favorite things...flying and backpacking!
per person
3-7 days
Level 5
2-7

Additional Information

Location

Varied by trip and weather

Challenge Level

3 – 5 (depends on the duration of the trip)

Length

3-7 days

Equipment Included

Tents, group gear for cooking, bear bags etc are provided – sleeping bags, sleeping pads and backpacks are available for rent