Crevasse rescue training at the MCA's Basic Mountaineering School.

Photo by Dean Carman.

Resurrection Bay Day Harbor from Peak 2316. Kenai Fjords National Park.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Hans Hut sits along the aptly named Whiteout Glacier.

Photo by Travis Taylor.

St. Elias mountains from Mt Bear area. St. Elias National Park.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Links
MCA Links
Alaska Parks

Links:

Alaska State Parks: Links to official State of Alaska state park websites.

Chugach National Forest : USFS Chugach National Forest web site.

Chugach State Park: Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Rec State Park website.

Denali National Park: Official NPS website.

Gates of the Arctic National Park: Official NPS site.

Glacier Bay National Park: Official NPS site contains in-depth information on visitation, activities, news, and learning more about the park.

Independence Mine State Historic Park: Official State of Alaska web site for Hatcher Pass / Independence Mine State Historic Park.

Katmai National Park: Official NPS website.

Kenai Fjords National Park: Official NPS website.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park: Official NPS website.

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Climbing Clubs

Links:

Alaska Alpine Club: Fairbanks based alpine club.

Alaskan Alpine Club: Fairbanks libertarian diatribes.

Alpine Club of Canada

American Alpine Club

American Alpine Club - Alaska Chapter

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Climbing Beta

Links:

akMountain: Billy Finley's climbing website. Billy also designed the new MCA website.

Alaska Ice Climbing : Descriptions and forum of ice in southcentral Alaska.

Alaska Ice Climbing Conditions

Alaska Ice Climbing Festival: This is an independent festival, not associated with the MCA.

American Avalanche Association

Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia: Provides trail information, trip reports, maps and photos for hiking and mountaineering. Covers all Canada.

Outdoor Adventure Resource Guide: Hiking Safety: Tips on how to plan a hike and hike safely.

Outdoor Related Fatalities in Alaska : Many people have died while adventuring in the Alaskan outdoors.
Read their stories and learn from them....

Peak Bagger beta for the world

Using GPS for Hiking: A collection of links related to the use of GPS for hiking.

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Local Businesses

Links:

Alaska Avalanche School: Avalanche classes of all levels for southcentral Alaska.

Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking

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Outdoor Groups

Links:

Alaska Mountain Rescue Group

Alaska Mountaineers Meetup Group

Anchorage Adventurers Meetup Group

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Guide Services

Links:

Alaska Mountain Guides (AMG): Alaska guides for Alaska, Canada and the world.

Mountain Trip: Talkeetna based guides for the Alaska Range and the world.

Saltwater Excursions: Charter business focusing mainly on Fishing and Sightseeing but also doing water taxi and drop offs for kayaks and climbers out of Whittier - Prince William Sound and Seward.

The Ascending Path: Girdwood based guides.

Thompson Pass Treks: Ski guiding in the Heart of the Chugach.

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Flight Services

Links:

Alaska Airlines

Alpine Air Alaska: Helicopter flight service out of Girdwood. Eklutna Traverse customer and maintenance flyers. Have your current MCA card or you will be charged for membership.

Coyote Air

Last Frontier Air Ventures

McCarthy Air: Fixed wing aircraft capable of glacier landings out of McCarthy.

Meekins Air Service: Small fixed wing aircraft into the Talkeetna or Chugach Mountains. Preffered service for the Scandinavian Peaks Hut.

Penair

Pollux Aviation: Fleet of Robson helicopters based out of Wasilla. Used by the MCA for Talkeetna Hut maintenance.

Ultima Thule Air

Wings Air Service: Hayes Range aviation. Rob Wing has wheel skis. Located in Fairbanks.

Wright Air Service

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Forecasting

Links:

Alaska Ocean Observing System

Avalanche advisory for Chugach National Forest (Turnagain)

FAA Weather Cam list for all of Alaska

National Weather Service Alaska

National Weather Service River Forecasts

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Environment

Links:

Alaska Department of Natural Resources

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Maps

Links:

Canada maps

Google Earth

United States maps

USGS maps

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Many thanks to: Wayne Todd, Tim Silvers, Ross Noffsinger, Steve Gruhn, Carrie Wang, Billy Finley and many others who provided information, ideas and photos. And thanks to Willy Hersman who created, managed and hosted the first MCA website, without which this site's development would have been so much more difficult. Current website donated by Couloir Graphics.