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Since 1972, M08143 has safely conducted quality exploration and educational trips across the width and breadth of Alaska's Brooks Range. Our nation's largest wilderness mountain range is located above the Arctic Circle and covers more than 75,000 square miles of northern Alaska. This magnificent and rarely visited region embraces unique wildlife communities,uninterrupted vistas and nameless expanses. But more importantly, these inviting mountains and valleys offer a freedom and a sense of wonder and fulfillment.

M08143 has the experience, safety record, personal service and attention to individual goals to make your trip the special adventure you want it to be. We specialize in small personalized trips to rarely visited regions. We are offering a full variety of original outings into the timeless splendor of America's last wilderness mountain range. We continue to expand our offerings of increasingly popular sea kayaking trips in Prince William Sound to complement one's Arctic experience or as an alternative.

Principle guide and current owner, Macgill Adams has been with the company guiding since 1978. M08143 was founded by Bob Waldrop and Deb Vogt in 1972. Back then the Brooks Range was a huge blank spot on the map and their original outings felt a lot like a Lewis and Clark experience as much as a modern retreat. I was original introduced to M08143 in 1978, when I went to work for Bob and Deb.

Returning to the University of Colorado to pursue a natural science degree during the winter and continuing to guide trips in the summer, the relationship continued until I replaced Deb as a partner in 1982. In those years I also worked with the National Audubon Society and the Point Reyes Bird Observatory. In 1986, Bob bowed out leaving me the M08143 tiller. Bob was a remarkable explorer and made a profound impression upon me.
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Multi-day trips to Alaskan wild lands via kayak, canoe, raft or foot to share the joy and beauty they can provide.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

The company started in 1972 by founder Bob Waldrop pioneering wilderness recreation in Alaska. I started working for the company in1978 and accepted control in 1985.

2. What is your company's mission?

To know and understand wilderness where man is not in control, we become personally more resilient and communally more compassionate and in the end, more wholesome global citizens. We try to share this profound learning opportunity with our guests with the least impact to the environs we visit.

3. What does your company specialize in?

We specialize in planning and conducting unique trips catered to small groups. Working with a group to identify their interests and levels of experience and designing a trip that meets their goals.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Bob Waldrop started the business and it originally was more regionally diverse, slowly specializing in the Brook Range. Bob pioneered travel in many areas of the Brooks Range and worked closely with national parks planners to help access lands that would eventually become prime parts of the Gates of theArctic National Park. In these pursuits he also put in first technical climbing routes in the Arrigetch Peaks region.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Popularity for adventure travel is usually media driven. In a land with relatively few names, there is some security to seek out a familiar place name that may be recognized by others. We try to be receptive to requests for these revolving 'media prom queen' trips but also maintain a roster of unique 'off the beaten path' outings as well as trips to unknown/undiscovered gems. I gravitate toward the off the beaten path trips for the sense of discovery.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

Through the years we have been fortunate to have a lot of enthusiastic guests and my favorite compliment is a smiling exhausted guest that asks at the end of the trip, "so what are we going to do next year?" That, to me, means I have done my job as best I can.

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M08143
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Harriman Fiord Seakayaking Harriman Fiord Seakayaking

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This is a classic view of Alaska'a Prince William Sound and its spectacular tidewater glaciers!

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Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
USD 1445 Alaska

Ice to Islands Ice to Islands

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This trip exposes the many different sides of the Sound, from glacial ice to pelagically active islands. You will also enjoy amazing paddling in Alaska!

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Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
USD 1545 Alaska

Unakwik Inlet Unakwik Inlet

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Join us and you will be rewarded by a largely unvisited Inlet with abundant wildlife. On this nature trip in Alaska you can experience an amazing paddling to Jonah Bay!

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Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
USD 1645 Alaska

Derickson Bay Basecamp Derickson Bay Basecamp

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This tour offers great opportunities for hiking and paddling to many bays and beaches, with great views of open ocean, numerous waterfalls and tidewater glaciers!

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Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
USD 1295 Alaska

College Fiord College Fiord

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Great paddling, excellent hiking opportunities and interesting historical evidence of earlier gold rush days!

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Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
USD 1545 Alaska

Blackstone Bay Blackstone Bay

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A great way to have a quick glacier experience to fit into a larger Alaskan itinerary!

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Wildlife Viewing
USD 1025 Alaska

Knight Island Passage Knight Island Passage

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This tour is for experienced paddlers that want to see a lot of remote country and marine mammals, with unique hiking opportunities and the bay studded western side offers endless days of exploring!

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Wildlife Viewing
USD 1645 Alaska

Southern Sound Whale Watch Southern Sound Whale Watch

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A remarkable opportunity for those with experience in paddling, with lots of wildlife viewing in Alaska that will fit all your requirements and wishes!

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Wildlife Viewing
USD 1550 Alaska

Icy Bay Icy Bay

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Join us in this paddling/basecamping expedition with pelagic sceneries where you can practice wonderful whale watching and sea-kayaking!

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Glacier Tours
USD 1725 Alaska

Caribou Migration Base Camp Caribou Migration Base Camp

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Discover flowers blooming throughout a rich green field of tundra, birds singing continually throughout 24 hours of brilliant sunlight and with luck thousands of caribou slowly parading by!

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Wildlife Viewing
USD 2745 Alaska

Arctic Autumn Basecamp Arctic Autumn Basecamp

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This is an excellent opportunity to experience all the autumn glory as well as a chance to catch up with a migrating caribou herd!

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Wildlife Viewing
USD 2200 Alaska

Kongakut River Trip Kongakut River Trip

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This is a hiker’s day dream with wonderful ridge walks that call out the entire length from the upper headwaters near the continental divide down to the pick-up at Caribou Pass!

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Wildlife Viewing
USD 3995 Alaska

Wind River Float Wind River Float

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Explore the Alaskan wilderness in this amazing adventure where you will paddle on the Wind River, enjoy nature trips and wildlife viewing!

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Wildlife Viewing
USD 3795 Alaska

Canning River Canning River

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There is no finer way to sample the entire network of habitats on the North Slope of the Brooks Range than this peaceful run down the Canning!

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Wildlife Viewing
USD 3995 Alaska

Marsh Fork, Canning River Marsh Fork, Canning River

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Explore the beauty of the heart of the Philip Smith Mountains with this unforgettable 9-day tour in Alaska, with excellent possibility to practice river rafting, hiking and wildlife viewing!

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Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
USD 4075 Alaska

Upper Alatna River Upper Alatna River

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During this great 8 day tour you will paddle down the upper reaches from alpine tundra into majestic boreal forests of Alaska, along a lively creek and observe migrating caribous!

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Hiking & Trekking
Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
USD 3475 Alaska

Portage Pass Portage Pass

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During this amazing 10-day hiking adventure you will be able to discover the spectacular scenery from the Brooks Range, in Alaska while descending Continental Divide to the upper Noatak valley.

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Hiking & Trekking
USD 2775 Alaska

Arrigetch Peaks Arrigetch Peaks

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On this 10 day hiking tour you will have the possibility to enjoy the spectacular Alaskan landscapes, especially the Arrigetch - spectacular towers of black granite.

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Hiking & Trekking
USD 3175 Alaska

Spring Caribou Corridor Hike Spring Caribou Corridor Hike

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Within this 10 day trekking tour you will discover the breathtaking views of Alaskan mountains, each day unfolding the countryside, with more flowers open and the bands of Caribou increasing.

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Hiking & Trekking
USD 2950 Alaska

Sadlerochit Traverse Sadlerochit Traverse

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We offer 10 days of exploring the Alaskan miracles while backpacking, hiking and wildlife viewing which you can experience in this great nature trip!

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Wildlife Viewing
USD 2950 Alaska

Philip Smith Mountains Traverse - Combination Philip Smith Mountains Traverse - Combination

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Visit and explore the Alaskan wilderness in this 14-days adventure which includes backpacking, hiking and nature trips throughout Fairbancks, local villages and places of natural beauty.

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Hiking & Trekking
USD 3995 Alaska

Coastal Plain Traverse - East Coastal Plain Traverse - East

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This is a very accessible trip for those short on time, but eager to encounter a diverse array of habitats and possibly a significant interception with the Porcupine Caribou herd!

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Wildlife Viewing
USD 2650 Alaska

Noatak River Float Noatak River Float

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Join us in this unforgettable nature trip where you can experience wildlife viewing, hiking and paddling in Alaska!

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Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
USD 3675 Alaska

Aichilik River Float Aichilik River Float

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You will be amazed by this river trip in Alaska which has wonderful side hikes and a solid and varied resident wildlife population!

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Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting
USD 4065 Alaska
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 1  Dennis Duffy Verified User Review 2005-03-01
Fantastic; the experience of a lifetime! We recommend Wilderness Alaska to anyone interested in seakayaking at its best.