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The Finest Wilderness You’ve Never Heard Of

Most people visiting Alaska don’t have Lake Clark National Park on their “must-see” list.

We like it that way.

Those who travel with us get the rare opportunity to experience the finest, yet most underappreciated wilderness area in the entire national park system. Lake Clark is the epitome of Alaska: Snow-clad volcanoes give way to wild rivers choked with salmon, while an 80-mile stretch of rugged shoreline embraces endless tundra, countless glaciers, and unnamed mountain peaks.

Lake Clark is not only the birthplace of Alaska Alpine Adventures but the setting of some of our most spectacular trips. Owner Dan Oberlatz has led countless expeditions in this little-known wilderness since 1992 and is likely the greatest-known authority on the Northern Aleutian and Southern Alaska Ranges.

Interested in exploring backcountry that has never seen a human footprint? Choose one of our eight breathtaking adventures.

Turquoise to Twin Traverse | Level 2

Turquoise Lake, nestled at the base of the Alaska Range, offers some of the best hiking, wildlife viewing, and bird watching in Lake Clark National Park—and remains one of our favorite places in Alaska to backpack and explore…

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Turquoise Kayak & Hike | Level 2

We describe this adventure as a kayak-supported hiking trip—and it is a true classic! This seven-day adventure gives anyone looking for an all-inclusive wilderness hiking experience the chance to thoroughly explore one of Alaska’s most amazing and beautiful watersheds…

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Basecamp Bears – Katmai National Park | Level 2

Our basecamp venue in Katmai National Park is arguably one of the most spectacular, remote, and pristine areas to view these majestic creatures. You’ll fly west over the glacially carved splendor of Lake Clark Pass (one of the most spectacular bush flights in Alaska), then load float planes bound for Katmai National Park. The tundra hiking that surrounds our camp is second to none…

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Twin Lakes Paddle | Level 2

Recognized in 2010 as one of National Geographic’s “Tours of a Lifetime,” the Twin Lakes Paddle is Alaska’s best kayaking and hiking trip. The supreme wilderness of Twin Lakes, located in the heart of Lake Clark National Park, is a wonderland…

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Turquoise Glacier High Route | Level 3

We pioneered this route in 2006 and found it to be perhaps Alaska’s most quintessential backpacking adventure. In addition to the magical solitude and intimate beauty of Lake Clark National Park, this traverse also gives a comprehensive introduction to Alaska…

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Backpacking the Revelation Mountains | Level 3

Most of Alaska is extraordinarily remote and inaccessible, but there are still places that remain virtually undiscovered. The Revelation Mountains are one such place. Alaska Alpine Adventures has been exploring the Revs since 2002, and we still believe that this small and obscure portion of Alaska offers some of the most stunning and remote backpacking and hiking anywhere on the planet…

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Neacola High Route | Level 4

This route took Dan and longtime-client Mark Stevens across 30+ miles of glacier ice, over four high-glacier passes, down polished granite slabs, across miles of loose talus and moraine, and along ancient bear trails to the shores of Two Lakes…

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Exploring the Northern Revelation Mountains | Level 4

Having done more guided backpacking and “packaneering” (backpacking + mountaineering) expeditions into this area than any other adventure company, it’s easy for us to say that the Revelations are one of the least visited and most spectacular mountain ranges in Alaska…

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