Wrangell Mountain Air
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Castle Peak Traverse

Duration: 7-10 days
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: miles
USGS Maps:
Rate: $470/person (unguided)
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Castle Peak Traverse

Duration: 7-10 days
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: miles
USGS Maps:
Rate: $470/person (unguided)
Book Now!

Castle Peak Traverse

Duration: 7-10 days
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: miles
USGS Maps:
Rate: $470/person (unguided)
Book Now!

Castle Peak Traverse

Duration: 7-10 days
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: miles
USGS Maps:
Rate: $470/person (unguided)
Book Now!

Castle Peak Traverse

Duration: 7-10 days
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: miles
USGS Maps:
Rate: $470/person (unguided)
Book Now!

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Route Description

From the Lakina River, the route crosses the valley by way of the toe of the Lakina Glacier, and continues up Mill Creek along the base of Castle Peak. A steep climb takes you to a high pass at 6000', about 1000' above the valley floor. On a very clear day, view Mt. St. Elias (18,008'), Mt. Logan (19,850') and the countless unnamed peaks standing before them. A traverse following the tracks of Dall sheep along the high ridges leads to the final destination at Kuskalana Pass. From the open alpine country of this pass, enjoy excellent day hiking in several directions and opportunities for viewing black and grizzly bears, Dall sheep, wolves, foxes and both Bald and Golden Eagles

**This continuation of the Castle Peak Route is recommend for experienced and/or guided backpackers seeking additional adventure and views of the region's highest Mountains.



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Castle Peak Traverse

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Certificate of Excellence

I’d like to thank you again for your wonderful advice on our trip to Wrangell-St. Elias. Throughout the process, you were easy to work with and you did everything you could to make our trip enjoyable. As the lead, I always worry about the trip members and it was a relief to leave the air travel in your competent hands. If you need references, please feel free to give my name and I’d be happy to recommend Wrangell Mountain Air..

Richard G. - Guide Sierra Club

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