Alaska & Yukon

Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School Inc. is based in Haines, Alaska, a small town located near the top of the Inside Passage. Haines borders Glacier Bay National Park. The park and the adjacent 27 million acres, including Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, comprise the largest protected wilderness area in the world. It is an extremely jagged and glaciated mountain landscape that includes the world’s largest non-polar ice caps, pristine fjords, and wilderness rivers. Peak elevations in this region range up to 20,000 feet. The terrain is among the best in North America for learning climbing skills. The area also offers world-class sea kayaking, rafting, trekking, and skiing. Our expedition center in Haines is an outstanding gateway for accessing this unparalleled wilderness area.

  • Chilkoot trail hikes from Skagway into the Yukon Chilkoot trail hikes from Skagway into the Yukon
  • A playground for mountaineering, alpine climbing and ski mountaineering A playground for mountaineering, alpine climbing and ski mountaineering
  • Haines is an epicenter for heli-skiing in Alaska Haines is an epicenter for heli-skiing in Alaska
  • Glacier Bay is the quintessential Alaska kayaking experience Glacier Bay is the quintessential Alaska kayaking experience
  • Brown bear and cubs along the Alaska shoreline Brown bear and cubs along the Alaska shoreline
     

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Denali

Price: $8700*

Climb North America's tallest peak! With the greatest vertical relief on the planet (18,000') this is definitely a world class climb.
  • Destination: Denali
  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Difficulty: 5 out of 5
  • Duration: 22 days
  • Meeting Point: Anchorage, AK

Haines Heli Skiing/Snowboarding

Price: $6600*

Experience skiing like the pros in one of the world's premiere destination, in the most exclusive manner possible - via helicopter.
  • Destination: Haines, AK
  • Activity: Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Heli-Ski Guide Training Course

Price: $5850*

This heli-ski guide training course teaches aspiring ski guides the skills to manage ski descents, establish landing zones, assess terrain from the air, and the other technical skills essential for heli-ski guiding in Alaska.
  • Destination: Glaciated Peaks surrounding Skagway
  • Activity: Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Meeting Point: Skagway, AK
  • Operated By: International Wilderness Leadership School

Kongakut River

Price: $5600*

Raft the Kongakut River through the last great prehistoric wilderness in North America. Travel with the spring migration of the Porcupine Caribou Herd. Hike under the midnight sun. Experience the Arctic in its most pristine environment.
  • Destination: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • Activity: River/Whitewater
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK
  • Operated By: Chilkat Guides

Alsek River Expedition

Price: $4550*

From the big drop at “Lava North“, to the class-5 helicopter portage at Turnback Canyon, this river expedition leaves a lasting impression of the ruggedness of the north.
  • Destination: Glacier Bay & Kluane National Parks
  • Activity: River/Whitewater
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK
  • Operated By: Chilkat Guides

Mount Bona

Price: $4400*

Mount Bona is an outstanding spot to gain expedition and altitude experience, and is also a significant climbing objective in its own right! Climb it as a standard mountaineering objective or on skis!
  • Destination: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Difficulty: 4 out of 5
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Meeting Point: Anchorage, AK

Historic Klondike Route

Price: $4350*

Travel in the footsteps of gold rushers from over 100 years ago. Hike the historic Chilkoot Trail, then trade hiking boots for paddles and begin the 400 miles of canoeing that will bring us to the heart of the Klondike gold country.
  • Destination: Chilkoot Trail & Yukon River
  • Activity: Multi-Sport
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 18 days
  • Meeting Point: Skagway, AK

Southeast Alaska Lodge Based Adventure

Price: $4200*

Join us on a lodge-based travel adventure of Southeast Alaska! Explore the glaciers and fjords of Glacier Bay, the rich cultural history of Haines and Klukwan, the Gold Rush history of Skagway, and the grandeur of the Yukon! Relax each night at a comfortable lodge in these unique Southeast communities.
  • Destination: Highlights of SE Alaska
  • Activity: Multi-Sport
  • Difficulty: 1 out of 5
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Meeting Point: Juneau, AK

Glacier Bay Traverse

Price: $4150*

Spend 12 days kayaking among humpback whale territory, trekking over blue glacial ice, and rafting on pure glacial ice melt on this multi-sport adventure!
  • Destination: Glacier Bay National Park
  • Activity: Multi-Sport
  • Difficulty: 4 out of 5
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Meeting Point: Gustavus AK

Mt. Fairweather

Price: $3900*

At 15,300' and the highest point in British Columbia, Fairweather stands proudly just 10 miles from the Gulf of Alaska. This moderately technical Alaska expedition offers climbers a great initial step into high altitude Alaska mountaineering.
  • Destination: Fairweather Range
  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Difficulty: 4 out of 5
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Tatshenshini River Expedition

Price: $3900*

Grizzly Bears, Wolves, and Moose all call the Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park home. For decades, the Tatsheshini River has been regarded as the classic Alaska/Canada transboundary wilderness trip.
  • Destination: Glacier Bay & Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park
  • Activity: River/Whitewater
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK
  • Operated By: Chilkat Guides

Skagway Heli Skiing / Snowboarding

Price: $2970*

Join us for an exclusive heliski experience in Skagway, Alaska. Steep couloirs and powder runs abound!
  • Destination: Skagway, AK
  • Activity: Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Meeting Point: Skagway, AK

Whitewater Leadership & Guide Training

Price: $2750*

This 12-day intensive course teaches aspiring guides the technical skills for swift water rescue and rafting in class III and IV rivers. Students learn to row oar frames and paddle captain with hands-on learning.
  • Destination: Rivers of the Yukon
  • Activity: River/Whitewater
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK
  • Operated By: International Wilderness Leadership School

Glacier Bay East Arm

Price: $2650*

The East Arm of Glacier Bay National Park is home to one of the most prolific marine ecosystems in the world. Fjords teeming with wildlife, towering jagged mountain peaks, and stunning glaciers combine to create the paddling experience of a lifetime.
  • Destination: Glacier Bay National Park
  • Activity: Kayaking
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Meeting Point: Gustavus, AK

Rock & Ice Climbing Leadership and Guide Training

Price: $2650*

Develop technical skills in the vertical realm with our educational division, the International Wilderness Leadership School. Practice anchor building, multi-pitch techniques, and safe climbing skills on the granite of White Pass.
  • Destination: Davidson Glacier & Skagway area rock
  • Activity: Rock/Ice
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK
  • Operated By: International Wilderness Leadership School

Ski/Snowboard Leadership & Guide Training

Price: $2550*

Learn to lead ski & snowboarding mountaineering objectives in Alaska. Hone your technical skills and develop leadership skills among the glaciated peaks of Alaska.
  • Destination: Glaciated Peaks surrounding Haines or Skagway
  • Activity: Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 12, 20 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK
  • Operated By: International Wilderness Leadership School

Mountaineering Leadership & Guide Training

Price: $2550*

Learn technical snow, rock and ice skills to lead in the glaciated peaks of Alaska. Learn to lead your group through a crevassed icefall, ascend a rocky ridge with the clouds beneath your feet and dig a snow pit profile to assess the avalanche danger.
  • Destination: Glaciated Peaks surrounding Haines or Skagway
  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 12, 20 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK
  • Operated By: International Wilderness Leadership School

Yukon Backpacking Leadership & Guide Training

Price: $2450*

Guide training backpacking course into the wilds of the Yukon. This course takes place in Kluane National Park on the Donjek Route.
  • Destination: Kluane National Park
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 12, 24 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK
  • Operated By: International Wilderness Leadership School

Sea Kayaking & Mountaineering

Price: $2450*

This spectacular trip combines climbing and trekking in the mountains and ice fields surrounding Haines & Skagway with sea kayaking in the fjords and inland waterways of Alaska’s Inside Passage.
  • Destination: Mountains & Fjords of SE Alaska
  • Activity: Multi-Sport
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Sea Kayak Leadership & Guide Training

Price: $2450*

Students on an IWLS Alaska Sea Kayaking course will explore the incredible land- and seascapes of Southeast Alaska and learn the leadership and technical skills to lead kayaking expeditions.
  • Destination: Glacier Bay or Lynn Canal
  • Activity: Kayaking
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 12, 20 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK or Gustavus, AK
  • Operated By: International Wilderness Leadership School

Alpine Climbing

Price: $1550*

Join us as we explore the mountains surrounding Haines, AK. A trip designed for guests with some previous mountaineering experience to maximize on the world class climbing Haines has to offer.
  • Destination: Haines, AK
  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 7, 12 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Donjek Route

Price: $2250*

The Donjek route rises over the vast alpine of the Burwash Uplands and then descends to the toe of the Donjek Glacier. This route challenges routefinding and navigation skills and typifies this pristine mountain wilderness.
  • Destination: Kluane National Park
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Expedition Primer

Price: $1550*

The Expedition Primer course is designed to take your climbing to the next level and helps prepare guests for challenging climbing expeditions such as; Denali, Aconcagua, and more!
  • Destination: Haines, AK
  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 7, 12 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Glacier Bay Exploration

Price: $2090*

See how the physical world shapes the biological with the succession of marine and terrestrial life flourishing in the wake of receding glaciers. The East Arm of Glacier Bay National Park, known for it's fjords teeming with wildlife, towering jagged mountain peaks, and stunning glaciers combine to create the paddling experience of a lifetime.
  • Destination: Glacier Bay National Park
  • Activity: Kayaking
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Glacier Bay Escape

Price: $2090*

Explore Glacier Bay National Park on this 5-day sea kayaking adventure. Paddle between ice bergs, towering peaks and glaciers while enjoying numerous unique wildlife sightings.
  • Destination: Glacier Bay National Park
  • Activity: Kayaking
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Meeting Point: Gustavus, AK

Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding

Price: $195*

Earn your turns between nunataks and glaciers on a backountry ski tour through the Coastal Mountain Range surrounding Haines and Skagway, Alaska.
  • Destination: Haines, Alaska
  • Activity: Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 1, 3, 5, 7 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Cottonwood Trail

Price: $1550*

Keep the rugged ridgelines of the Dalton Range constantly in your sights as you wind through spruce and poplar groves, cross phenomenal mountain passes, and wander through alpine meadows.
  • Destination: Kluane National Park and Preserve
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Chilkoot Trail

Price: $1190*

Join Alaska Mountain Guides for a trip back in time, as we travel in the footsteps of the stampeders who traveled the Chilkoot Trail during the Klondike Gold Rush.
  • Destination: Skagway, AK
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Meeting Point: Skagway, AK

Alpine Hiking

Price: $1050*

Trek within the boundaries of the largest protected wilderness area on the planet.
  • Destination: Haines, AK
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Ice Climbing & Glacier Trekking

Price: $720*

Explore and climb on one or more unique glaciers outside Haines, Alaska. Deep blue ice walls and seracs offer a once-in-a-lifetime glacier ice climbing experience and glacier trekking.
  • Destination: Davidson Glacier
  • Activity: Rock/Ice
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 3, 5 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Whales of Point Adolphus

Price: $460*

Kayak alongside humpback whales in gorgeous, nutrient-rich waters of the Icy Strait. Experience incredible wildlife viewing opportunities with some of the best whale watching in North America!
  • Destination: Point Adolphus & Icy Strait
  • Activity: Kayaking
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 1, 3 days
  • Meeting Point: Gustavus, AK

Rock Climbing

Price: $490*

Expert rock guides and fantastic views. Climbs range from 5.0 through 5.11 with a variety of single and multi-pitch climbs. Towering snow-capped peaks and a lush coastal temperate valley make for a stunning backdrop.
  • Destination: Porcupine Crag
  • Activity: Rock/Ice
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Duration: 2, 3, 4, 5 days
  • Meeting Point: Skagway, AK

Intro to Mountaineering

Price: $390*

Join us as we explore the basic 101 of mountaineering. From tying in to a rope team to knots and anchor building, we'll teach you the important foundational skills of mountaineering.
  • Destination: White Pass
  • Activity: Mountaineering
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 3, 5 days
  • Meeting Point: Skagway, AK

Upper Tsirku River Rafting

Price: $620*

Join Alaska Mountain Guides for a spectacular wilderness river trip for two days on the Tsirku River. Located just outside of Haines, Alaska, its waters drain from the largest non-polar ice cap and largest protected wilderness area on the planet.
  • Destination: Tsirku River & Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve
  • Activity: River/Whitewater
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Takshanuk Ridge Trekking

Price: $595*

Mount Ripinsky and Takshanuk Ridge offers an iconic alpine ridge walk perched above the Chilkat Valley and surrounding fjord. A great, easily accessible multi-day Alaska backpacking adventure.
  • Destination: Haines, AK
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Blanchard Whitewater Rafting

Price: $195*

Join us for a fantastic day-trip rafting on the Blanchard and Tatshenshini Rivers. This class III-IV whitewater trip offers paddlers a chance to enjoy fun rapids, while experiencing the beauty of the Yukon.
  • Destination: Yukon Territory
  • Activity: River/Whitewater
  • Difficulty: 1 out of 5
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Fjords of the Inside Passage Kayaking

Price: $185*

Explore the pristine tidal waters of the upper Lynn Canal and the Chilkat Peninsula. The surrounding islands, meadows and coves offer paddlers a remarkable Alaska marine wilderness with incredible wildlife viewing opportunities, glacier hikes, and secluded camps.
  • Destination: Haines, AK
  • Activity: Kayaking
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK

Day Rafting Trips

Price: $136*

Explore the wilderness rivers on a day trip surrounding Haines and Skagway. Great wildlife viewing and perfect for families!
  • Destination: Haines & Skagway Rivers
  • Activity: River/Whitewater
  • Difficulty: 1 out of 5
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK
  • Operated By: AMGA

Day Kayaking

Price: $115*

Explore coastlines and paddle through the waters surrounding Haines and Skagway, Alaska.
  • Destination: Haines and Skagway, AK
  • Activity: Kayaking
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK
  • Operated By: AMGA

Day Rock Climbing

Price: $97*

Excitement awaits you on the granite walls of Skagway's White Pass!
  • Destination: Skagway, AK
  • Activity: Rock/Ice
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Meeting Point: Skagway, AK
  • Operated By: AMGA

Day Hiking

Price: $86*

Hike historic trails, trek ridgelines in Alaska and the Yukon, and explore coastal inlets to alpine tundra!
  • Destination: Haines and Skagway, AK
  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: 2 out of 5
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Meeting Point: Haines, AK
  • Operated By: AMGA

*Starting from prices, per person, in USD