Boasting over twice the land-mass of Texas, Alaska is by far the largest of the US states. Defined by its sparseness, massive mountain ranges and gigantic glaciers it’s also home to the world’s largest protected wilderness. Wrangell – St Elias National Park, is the same size as Yellowstone Nat. Park, Yosemite Nat. Park, and Switzerland combined. Heed the call of the wild, and take to the skies in your own private plane on an off-grid, action-packed adventure.
To create a private expedition with no set itinerary and complete freedom to explore Alaska and Wrangell-St Elias National Park – the largest of America’s National Parks, and the convergence of no less than four mountain ranges, Wrangell – a picture of pure wilderness.
Arriving in McCarthy, you’ll travel to your home for the next few days; a rustic family-run lodge nestled into the hillside on the edge on the Chitina river.
From here, you’ll enjoy the luxury of your own private plane, ready to help you explore the waiting wilderness of the Wrangell – St Elias National Park.
Meandering braided rivers, long-stretching sandbars and inhospitable mountains make for unforgiving hiking terrain and road foundations. Equipped with wider and softer ‘bush wheels’, your plane will be capable of landing just about anywhere, offering unparalleled views and a route to the furthest reaches of the park.
With the personal use of your plane and local pilot, you’ll spend the next few days doing truly what you please. Take a new hike one day, and keep your eyes peeled from the plane to spot giant grizzly bears the next. Trek the cold grip of the glaciers, or relax by the river with your fishing line and practice the art of patience to earn your catch. There is no itinerary here, rather simple guidance by nature offering you the true spirit of adventure; the unexpected.