NCOAE in Alaska

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Remote glaciers, cold-mountain streams, wide-open tundra: explore the beauty of faraway Alaskan terrain. While you’re navigating the rugged terrain of Alaska with NCOAE, you’ll gain not only experience in hiking, glacier trekking, and mountaineering — you’ll grow, change, and challenge yourself to become a confident, competent backcountry traveler and leader.

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Discover the remote, rugged terrain of ‘The Last Frontier’ as you backpack through Alaskan backcountry. Whether you’re a teen or an adult looking for an adventure that combines technical outdoor skills and personal development, an NCOAE expedition throughout Alaska is for you.

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Learn more about how to prepare for your program, from what a typical day looks like to what you can expect to eat while on expedition.


Frequently Asked Questions

What types of activities will I do in Alaska?

As you travel across the Alaskan backcountry, you’ll hike, backpack, glacier trek, and mountaineer!

How old do you have to be to go on an NCOAE expedition in Alaska?

Our Alaskan expeditions are for teens and adults 15 years and older.

How long are your Alaska programs?

Your expedition of the Alaskan wilderness can range from 12-25 days!