Skolai Pass to Chimney Mountain
|Difficulty:||Moderate to Strenuous|
|USGS Maps:||McCarthy C3, C4|
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After a spectacular flight through the Nizina and Skolai valleys, scoping your prospective route along the way, you will land at Skolai Pass (4500') and find yourself surrounded by massive peaks and impressive glaciers. On the other side of Skolai creek, the route follows an old trail along the valley to Frederika Glacier. With attentive route finding, you will travel the Frederika's ice highway, enjoying the bold scenery of the alpine environment. A rigorous climb on the back of an unamed glacier leads to a lofty pass and stunning views of the Rohn and Regal Glaciers.
Descending the green alpine basin before you takes you to the Rohn Glacier. Once again strapping on crampons, you cross the Rohn and Regal Glaciers below the magnificent Chimney Mountain.
Special Features of This Route
Glaciers: This excursion involves traveling on glaciers and requires specialized knowledge and equipment. It is recommended only for backcountry travelers trained and experienced in glacier travel or as an adventurous guided trip.
Streams: There are a couple of potentialy challenging stream crossings. Be prepared and knowledgable about safe crossing techniques
We had a truly spectacular visit in Alaska but the highlight of our vacation was certainly our week-long backpacking trip in Wrangell-St. Elias. The flights in and out were awesome; we have great photos along with fond memories of the flight with Wrangell Mountain Air. Thanks again for getting us in and out safely and with good humor and conversation. We hope to fly with you again on our next Alaskan Trip. With memories of flightseeing in the Wrangell..