THE EXPEDITION WILL FLY INTO ALASKA AND THEN HEAD TO EXPLORE THE WORLD FAMOUS DENALI MOUNTAIN RANGE, MATANUSKA GLACIERS & SURROUNDING RIVERS.
A COMBINATION OF KAYAKING ON BOTH ROADSIDE, REMOTE AND GLACIAL FED RIVERS, INCLUDING FLYING IN ON SMALL PLANES TO DO AN OVERNIGHT TRIP ON A CLASSIC REMOTE ALASKAN WILDERNESS RUN, AS WELL AS EXPLORING GLACIERS AND POTENTIALLY EVEN ICE CLIMBING, THIS WILL BE A TRULY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE THIS WORLD CLASS DESTINATION.
EXPLORE ALASKA IS AN ADVENTURE THAT HAS BEEN IN THE MAKING FOR OVER FOUR YEARS. THIS WILL TRULY BE AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME. CURRENTLY WE BELIEVE THIS IS THE FIRST TRIP OF IT'S KIND TO BE RUN AND WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO BRING THIS ADVENTURE TOGETHER. PLACES ARE VERY LIMITED FOR THIS EXPEDITION.
THIS IS A VERY UNIQUE ALASKAN EXPERIENCE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT MORE PLEASE CONTACT US. THIS EXPEDITION IS OPEN TO YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 12-18 WITH EXTENSIVE CLASS 3/4 KAYAKING EXPERIENCE.
SQUARE MILE PRESERVE OF STUNNING GLACIERS, ROLLING HILLS AND TWISTING RIVERS.
LIFE CHANGING ADVENTURE
Initial Itinerary. This is subject to change due to weather, water levels, and unforeseen challenges such as flight delays. Note the weather in Alaska changes dramatically which can have a big effect on the program. Dates 26th/27th July - 6th August 2019
Day 1 Airport Day
Individual airport pickups in Fairbanks and camp at Denali Outdoor Centre on Otto Lake
Day 2 Nenana River
Drive to Denali Outdoor Centre and spend the afternoon paddling a classic section of the Nenana river. Yanet river expedition briefing, equipment pack-up and dinner. Camp at Denali
Day 3 Yanet Fork River – Day 1
Fly in on small planes to the remote Yanet River and start paddle. Camp in the Denali Wilderness on the river bank at the confluence of the Yanet and Nenana rivers.
Day 4 Yanet Fork River - Day 2
Paddle out from Yannet confluence to Nenana. Camp at Denali
Day 5 Denali Day
Spend a day exploring the Denali region. Possibly hike / bike / paddle. Exact plan to be confirmed on the day. Camp at Denali
Day 6 Willow Creek
Drive to Willow Creek and paddle this classic run (levels permitting). Then drive and Glacier camp on the Matanuska river.
Day 7 Matanuska River
Paddle the Matanuska glacial river. The left river bank is a glacier. Glacier camp on the Matanuska river.
Day 8 Matanuska Glacier Day
Explore the Matanuska Glacier. Possible Ice Climbing adventure tbc* (*additional charge). Drive and camp near Six Mile Creek. Possible stop at Portage Glacier.
Day 9 Six Mile Creek
Paddle Six mile creek a classic Alaskan run. Debrief and camp near Anchorage
Day 10 Airport Day
Farewell and shuttles to Anchorage airport for your journey home