Wilderness Week

Expedition Details

Not a tour, but an intense one-week Alaska Backpacking course
designed to get you into the backcountry and teach you the skills you need to have a great time, look for wildlife, and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

We've planned this trip to provide experienced outdoors people with a lot of Alaska-specific knowledge as well as a fully supported week of backpacking in the mountains. A great way to start an adventure vacation in Alaska.

This program is somewhat different than most of our one-week trips in that your Exposure Guides take on more of an instructor & facilitator role. The group takes on more decision making, route finding & camp chores as they gain hands-on experience.

On Day 1 we'll pick you up in Anchorage and, after a gear check, we'll head out to the Matanuska Glacier for a day of ice climbing. That evening at our Base Camp we'll gear up for an early start on our backcountry adventure the next day.

Exact routes vary but you'll be spending 5 full days in the backcountry; carrying everything you need on your back, and traveling through forests and into alpine areas. Each day will bring new challenges and learning opportunities.

Offered as a Custom Trip only. Contact us about available dates for your group.

Over the course of the week you'll learn the following skills:

  • Ice Climbing
  • Backcountry navigation and route finding
  • Compass use
  • Staying warm and dry
  • Bear safety
  • River crossings
  • Camp craft
  • Meal planning and cooking
  • Wildlife observation
  • Expedition planning
  • Risk management
  • Improvising in an emergency



Challenge Level: 5; Travelling and living in potentially harsh weather. Carrying heavy loads up steep hills. Read more about Challenge Levels.

You must be over 18 and in very good physical condition. This is an extremely remote expedition, participants should be in excellent health.

Accommodation: 5 nights primitive camping, one night at our established basecamp.

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Make it Exclusive
Book one of these trips just for your group:
2 - 3 people @$1920 each
4 or more people @ $1790 each


Includes: all related local transportation. All meals from lunch on day of pick-up to lunch on last day. Tent camping. All guides and instruction. Group equipment (tents, cook gear, ropes, sleds). Technical personal gear such as plastic boots, crampons, harness, helmet, skis or snowshoes is also available.

Not included: Anchorage accommodation. Personal expenses. Personal gear and clothing (sleeping bag, pad, backpack, outerwear, all other clothing.)

Click HERE for more details on costs, payment, and what is and is not included.


Choose Exposure for your Alaska Adventure Tour

Over 20 years experience in the most remote areas of the world.

Alaskan owned and operated.

Exposure Alaska
200 W. 34th Ave. #82
Anchorage Alaska 99503

Tel. 907.761.3761 or 800.956.6422

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