This new sport was born in Alaska and is catching fire across the world! It incorporates a lightweight, inflatable, personal raft, paddle and drysuit and allows unprecedented access to the wilderness of Alaska.
Now you can learn to packraft with Kennicott Wilderness Guides in one of the most unique places on the planet! This is a full day of adventure, crafted to teach the basic skills of packrafting and then have fun with those skills. You’ll begin with the boats packed on your backs (they’re under 9 pounds and can fit in a day bag) as you take an interpretative walk along a lake that marks the end of a 27-mile glacier. Then, you’ll get into the boats in this lake with views of a 7,000-foot icefall, paddle around amidst icebergs, and learn to use these unique boats in Class I–II water with the possibilities of running some class III rapids.
Kennicott Wilderness Guides
Headquartered in Alaska's most mountainous region, Kennicott Wilderness Guides leads trips in their backyard—a backyard filled with glaciers, alpine tundra, and mountain peaks. Packrafting is just one of the many adventures that you can try with them. You can also learn how to ice climb and travel across a glacier. Fly into remote alpine areas for unforgettable hikes, or go on an adventurous backpacking traverse of an isolated mountain wilderness. They have the gear, the guides, and the knowledge to do it all.