International Mountain Guides Climbing and Mountaineering Expeditions

High Alaskan Ascents

Wrangell/St. Elias, Alaska

High Alaskan Ascents with International Mountain Guides

Alaskan Ascents Frequently Asked Questions

This information should answer many of your initial questions and also guide you through the next stages of preparing for the expedition. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need javascript enabled to view it

Where and when do we meet?

The group will meet in Anchorage on the afternoon of the starting date of the expedition. Arrangements will be made for us to spend the night at a local bed and breakfast (name and location to be announced). The cost of this will be up to each individual ($30-$40). We will meet at the bed and breakfast as our flight arrivals permit. The evening will be the last opportunity to pick up additional food items or gear for the trip. Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking and REI are two of better climbing stores nearby.

How do I get there?

International Mountain Guides has worked for many years with the staff at CTT Destinations to provide professional travel service for participants in our programs. For help with your plans, we urge you to contact Pirjo at CTT Destinations: 800-909-6647 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need javascript enabled to view it

What kind of insurance do I need?

We invest in insurance coverage for commercial liability and medical and disability insurance for our employees while participating on our programs. We cannot insure you for your personal needs, but we do expect you to be as fiscally responsible as we are. We require that you insure yourself against potentially expensive difficulties that may arise. First, Trip Cancellation Insurance may provide financial relief should you be forced to withdraw from the program before it even happens. Next, make sure you have adequate Travel Insurance for coverage should you have a problem during the trip. Medical care and evacuation in remote locations can be expensive. For more information, please see our page on Trip Cancellation and Travel Insurance.

What's included in the trip cost?

Cost Includes:
  • guides
  • dinners and breakfasts during the climb
  • group equipment including tents, stoves, climbing ropes and hardware
  • permits
Cost Does Not Include:
  • bush pilot fees
  • lodging the evening prior to the start of the climb and the last night of the trip
  • transportation to bush pilot airstrip
  • meals while not climbing
  • lunches during the seminar
  • costs incurred as a result of delays or events beyond the control of IMG
  • required travel insurance policy (for trip cancellation, medical treatment, evacuation etc.)
  • and customary but optional tips for IMG guides
High Alaskan Ascents with International Mountain Guides
I had the pleasure of spending time in one of America's most pristine, magnificent and wild areas: the St. Elias range... This trip was one of the most delightful I've done because of the good leadership, companionship and incredible scenery... If you want a great adventure and a good time, this is a place to go, and do it with Geo!
~Nola R.
 
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