Last October, delegates attending the Adventure Travel World Summit Pre-Summit Adventures experienced incredible adventures throughout Alaska from backpacking through remote mountains, fishing in tiny coastal communities, and packrafting on winding rivers, to riding trains and flying planes high above vast wilderness.
With long-time partner and Summit host Visit Anchorage, the ATTA’s six person international crew of world-class videographers and photographers captured footage along the way and crafted stories as a way to showcase — to the industry and travelers — diverse adventure opportunities in this superlative state.
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Denali and Interior Alaska
Watch the breathtaking views of the Alaska Railroad and a small plane flight on the way to Denali National Park, home of epic mountains and wildlife galore. You’ll also see Talkeetna, Palmer and the Mat-Su Valley as part of this adventure trip.
Paddle and Peddle on Eklutna Lake, Alaska
Fall is a special time to visit Alaska with its intense colors and crisp air. Travelers can dip their paddles into Eklutna Lake and experience a peaceful day on the lake; the return trip is by mountain bike.
Alaska Fishing Adventure
Have clients interested in an in-depth Alaska fishing trip? There’s an adventure for that, and our videographer was brave enough to document the fishing trip which took place by the tiny coastal community of Elfin Cove in Southeast Alaska.
Backpacking the Chugach
On the fringes of the human phenomenon known as a city, the wild places and the mountains are waiting to be explored. In Anchorage, Alaska the wilderness is both more wild and close, as we learned first-hand while backpacking in Chugach State Park, a half-million acres only 15 minutes away from Anchorage.
Multisport Adventure in Alaska
With thousands of glaciers, millions of lakes and dozens of mountain ranges, Alaska is big. This multisport adventure began in Valdez and the Prince William Sound and attempted to cram as much of that vastness into a single trip: sea kayaking, trekking on glaciers, historical mine towns, even flying up to Wrangle St Elias National Park — appropriately, the biggest national park in the United States.
Fatbiking in Kincaid Park
Fat bikes began to be used on snow during the Iditarod in the 80s and 90s, and today have also made their way to single track trails like at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska. This is a fantastic adventure day excursion while in Anchorage.
If you were with us in Alaska this year, we hope these videos help you remember your experience, and to see more of what Alaska has to offer. We hope you’ll join us again next year in Salta, Argentina for ATWS 2017.