Hiking Alaska's Wrangell St. Elias

National Park and Preserve

by Greg Fensterman

A companion site to the book published by Falcon Guides®

Wrangell St. Elias National Park
Backpacking
Trip:
Tebay Lake to Bremner

Distance: 55 miles

Type: Backpacking

Difficulty: Very strenuous/advanced

Approx. hiking time: 7-9 days

Total elevation gain: +11,479, -13,363

Best season: July - early September

Access: Bush flight - McCarthy to Bremner

Maps: USGS McCarthy A-6, A-7, Valdez A-1, A-2

Challenges: Serious route finding, steep side-hilling, glacier crossings


A true adventure through virtually untouched Alaskan wilderness. From glaciers to glacial rivers, and from tundra to thick brush, the route encompasses all aspects of a classic trip in Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Considerable backpacking and route finding experience is recommended. Prior experience with Alaskan backcountry hiking is highly recommended.

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Even detailed route descriptions such as those found in the book are not a substitute for skills and experience. If you would like to do this route but don't feel that you are ready to tackle the Alaskan wilderness on your own, consider a guided trek.

If you are interested in doing this route as part of a guided trek, click here for more information on the Guided hiking treks in Alaska's Wrangell St. Elias National Park.