Our backpacking guides can 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 Alaska backpacking and hiking 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.
Emily is enthusiastically coming up on her fifth summer as an Alaska guide. A few years ago she came to Alaska to work as a glacier guide and there was no turning back.
In 2013 she bought land at mile 46 of the Richardson Highway and built a cabin where she is currently living. Thompson Pass gets one of the biggest snow loads in Alaska, so clearly she likes snow. Snowboarding, ice climbing, hiking, backpacking and glacier exploration are all passions as well as rock climbing and just getting out into the wilderness.
After working as a glacier guide for a few years, her ambition grew beyond day long adventures. She completed the NOLS Instructor Course and is now certified to teach mountaineering courses for them.
Emily is eager to explore the Wrangell Mountains this summer and get into some serious backcountry with Trek Alaska.
Alaska Backpacking and Hiking Guide
Dan has a wide range of outdoor adventure experience including hiking, trekking, snowshow/ski trips, canoe and even dog sledding.
This is his second of hopefuly many summers as a guide with Trek Alaska. Our guests enjoy Dan for his easy going and laid back style. That and he cooks a mean backcountry pizza!
Last winter he converted a bus into an adventure rig complete with kitchen cabinets. This winter he plans to refine the project as he spends the winter in the lonely plains of Montana.
Dan is certified as a wilderness EMT