Friday, February 27, 2009

As mentioned in a previous posting, I was fortunate enough to guide photographer Corey Rich and writer Daniel Duane down the Chilikadrotna River - a spectacular watershed perched above the proposed Pebble Mine. Here's a link to Corey's photo journal from the trip! It provides a nice compliment to the magazine article and a great peek into the wonders of Lake Clark National Park.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Men's Journal - March 2009 Issue

Well, the March issue of Men's Journal has arrived, and is a must grab for anyone passionate about Alaska's wilderness and protecting it from the Pebble Mine Project. Oh, and if you want to know more about whether or not Obama's got game, then this is your issue!

Late last summer, Dan led a group down the Chilikadrotna River on a 7 day true wilderness adventure. But this group's mission was a little different. With a feature article on the brain, Daniel Duane, an adventure writer from Men's Journal and Corey Rich, one of the countries most accomplished adventure photographers, spearheaded a trip to Lake Clark National Park and the nearby site of the Pebble Mine Project. Joining Duane and Rich were Fish Biologist Carol Ann Woody, chief biometrician for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Joel Reynolds, and Sierra Club activist Lance Holter. Dan, who is a vocal opponent to the Pebble Mine, was in good company.

I'll let you read the article for the details, but needless to say it firmly asserts the need to protect wilderness, especially the headwaters of the world's largest run of sockeye salmon. We hope that this article brings focus to another ongoing battle of resources in Alaska.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Unforgettable Photography Tours 2009

Alaska Alpine Adventures joined the ranks of's 
"Unforgettable Photography Tours 2009."

"For tourists who want to focus on their own travel photography in Africa, the Arctic, North America, South America, Europe or Asia, 10 companies are ranked highest."

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Here we go folks.

Hey Everyone,
So we're slowly being indoctrinated into the tech world - modern day journaling, word of mouth marketing, or just plain BS? Whatever you want to call it, we're dipping our toes and testing the water. We'll see where this takes us, but hopefully blogging regularly will allow us to be better communicators and ultimately better guides. After all, being in tune with both the wilderness and with our guests is what keeps us plugging along. The pursuit to see as much of Alaska as we can with friends who choose to travel with us is a job that we're honored and lucky to have.
In that spirit, we plan to offer advice, trip ideas, wilderness travel techniques, and our AK know how. Take it for what it's worth. We'll also share updates on items of business that are important to us. From fighting the Pebble Mine to boosting sustainable tourism opportunities around Alaska, we'll do our best to keep you informed.

Cheers, Dan

High on Mt. Griggs

This photo was taken on our descent from Mt. Griggs in Katmai National Park, Alaska in 2003.  Over the course of 10 days, we completed the triple crown of the Valley of 10,000 Smoke's:  Mt. Mageik, Mt. Katmai Caldera and Mt. Griggs.  

Welcome Post

Welcome to the blog of Alaska Alpine Adventures!  We hope to use this site to post trip reports, photos and Alaska Alpine Adventures happenings!  Comments are always welcome, and be sure to check back often for updates!