We will take you places and show you sights that few are ever lucky enough to see. Come with us and go far beyond the tour bus and cruise ship and get up close and personal with a very special wilderness area.
Our commitment to the quality of your experience means individual attention. Group sizes are kept small to ensure a low client/guide ratio with most groups in the 4-5 guest range. Small groups allow for a more intimate encounter with the wilderness.
Our guides are skilled and experienced professionals with a depth of outdoor knowledge. They are seasoned guides and instructors of wilderness skills who will help you to meet any challenge. All are trained in wilderness first aid and certified as Wilderness First Responders.
Greg first fell in love with mountains as a young lad on a Boy Scout backpacking trip to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. On his way to Alaska he made detour to Washington state where he spent six years exploring extensively in the Cascades of central and northern Washington. He was active in the Seattle branch of the Mountaineers where he instructed in a range of outdoor skills including navigation, route finding, snow shoeing, avalanche awareness and rescue, winter camping, ice ax self arrest and others.
In 2002 Greg moved to Alaska and fell in love with Wrangell-St. Elias on his first trek there which was the Seven Pass route. There was no turning back and the next summer was spent exploring remote routes in the park. Greg has traveled extensively in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park including the pioneering of many new hiking routes in the backcountry of the park. His passion is exploratory treks on untried routes and tries to get in at least one of those each summer.
In the spring of 2008 his book Hiking Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park was publish by Falcon Guides.
Andrew is a recovering flatlander. Born and raised in Chicago, he set his eyes and heart towards the mountains at a young age, and has yet to look back. First visiting Alaska to trek through the Talkeetna Mountains in 2003, he was immediately taken by the sweeping beauty and unparalleled span of Alaska’s wilderness. Seeing this wild passion take root, he was told by a fellow traveler that he has got “the bug.” Embracing that affliction, Andrew has explored and guided across the country’s great wildernesses, from New England’s mountains to Midwest waterways, across the Utah desert, and over the ancient volcanic spines forming Washington’s great peaks. While earning his degree in Outdoor Education from the University of New Hampshire, he eventually found his way back to Alaska to climb among the continents highest mountains.
Backpacking by summer and skiing by winter, Andrew relishes his time as a traveler through the world’s beautiful outdoors. He can often be found spending his nights somewhere in the mountains, book in one hand and pen in the other, crafting his own stories on the page. Through his time outside, he has adopted his own maxim on his life right now: your twenties are for adventures and exploring, and your thirties are for figuring out what they’re for when you get there.
Andrew’s first trip to Alaska was in 2005 as a Trek Alaska client, and he has been exploring Alaska ever since. His scientific research expeditions have taken him from studying wildlife biology on the Yukon Delta to the effects of the uniquely long days and short summers on the plant life of the Arctic tundra.
With his work taking him to some of the most beautiful places on earth, he was drawn deeper into the landscape. From fly-fishing for silver salmon on the Kenai Peninsula, to solo expeditions in Denali, Gates of the Arctic National Park, and ANWR, he seizes every opportunity for backcountry adventure. He is pleased to bring his experience and knowledge back to Wrangell St. Elias, and eager to share his knowledge of natural history.
“There are some who can live without wild things and some who can not.”