Extreme week is our original and most popular adventure tour.  You’ll sea kayak, trek on a glacier, learn ice climbing and explore the Alaska backcountry on this challenging trip.  Come ready to play hard!

Real expedition sea kayaking (not just a day trip), glacier trekking, ice climbing and backpacking .  A lot of variety without too much time on the road, covering Prince William Sound, Matanuska Glacier, and the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains.  Includes the comforts of Alpenglow Luxury Camping.  

These are some of our toughest trips. You need not be a hard-core outdoors person or an athlete, and you do not need experience. But you do need to have above average fitness and be mentally tough to deal with the challenges of the Alaskan backcountry.

If you’re up for the challenge, your rewards will be great views, great memories and a real feeling of accomplishment.

Challenge Level: 4; Difficult backcountry travel on and off trail. May include snow, glacier and river crossings. Primitive camping. Read more about Challenge Levels.

No experience required but you must be over 18, in good physical condition and prepared for the challenges of the Alaska backcountry.


Alaska Challenge Tour

Blue skies surrounding the tidal glaciers in the Prince William Sound

Day 1: Meet in Anchorage, enjoy a spectacular drive and start sea kayaking from Whittier. Remote Camping.

Day 2: A full day sea kayaking in Prince William Sound. Remote Camping.

Day 3: A short paddle to our pick up point then a water taxi ride back to Whittier.  Drive north to our Base Camp overlooking the Matanuska Glacier.  Overnight at Alpenglow Luxury Camping.

Extreme WeekDay 4: Explore the Matanuska Glacier! You’ll use crampons and ice axes to trek and learn to climb vertical walls of ice.  Stunning photos and a great challenge followed by another great meal and relaxing evening at Alpenglow.

Day 5:  Time to pack up for backpacking.  We’ll try to move fast and light and get away from the crowds to some of our favorite spots.  With everything we need on our backs we’re free to explore.  Remote camping for the night.

Day 6: Wake up to fresh coffee with a great view in the Alaska backcountry.  More hiking today and another remote camp.

Day 7:  After another great morning away from “civilization” it’s time to hike back to the van for the return to Anchorage.

Booking your Adventure

Please click the “Book” button to get started. Here you’ll see the weeks that we have availability to make your custom adventure ideas a reality.  This itinerary is just one possibility to give you some ideas.  When you book our custom trip planning we’ll work with you to plan a trip that’s just what you’re looking for.




“It’s amazing how much we fit into just one week! I feel like we really got to experience Alaska, so much more than we would have on our own.”

– Mark M., New York NY

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