We put a lot of effort into our explanation of Challenge Levels, so that would be a good place to start. Then consider how much time you have, Exposure Alaska trips range from 3 to 9 days in length. If you’re just looking for a day trip, check out MICA Guides for ice climbing, glacier trekking and a couple of huge ziplines.
You’ll notice a lot of similarities in some of our trips at Level 3 or 4.
Although many of the same types of activities are included, the Exposed Tours (Level 3) take them at a slightly less challenging level. Hiking is more often on established trails or easier terrain. The white water rafting may be a Class III instead of a Class V.
One other big difference…The Exposed Tours more often stay in an inn or established campgrounds that may even have toilets and showers. ALL kayaking portions are two nights in the backcountry, without access to toilets, showers, or the van.
But don’t be mistaken, these tours are ACTIVE vacations. While we occasionally have to do some miles in the van, we do a lot more than just jump out to “see” something and take a photo.
Over the years, our Extreme Week (Level 4) has become a little tougher, and our guests seem to enjoy the tough physical and mental challenge. The Exposed Series is for those who may not want to push themselves quite so hard.
Your fitness levels do come into play here! Please check out our Challenge Levels to work out the best fit for you. We don’t want you to be under challenged but neither do you want to find yourself in a situation where you are holding up the rest of the group. That would be frustrating for both you and them.