Sourdough Outfitters
- Providing Year Round Wilderness Adventures in Alaska's Brooks Range Since 1972.

"When you're with nature, flowing with the power of the earth, that's when you burst forth as a person." -- Christian Johnson

Thank you for considering Sourdough Outfitters. We hope the service we provide will assure you of a rewarding adventure in this great magnificent land.

We are often asked to explain what wilderness trips are like in the Brooks Range. They can't be explained; they have to be experienced.

When you are out there you blend in with the land and animals and develop a new awareness of life. The Eskimos have a word for this awareness, quviannikumut which translates to "feel deeply happy".

Sourdough provides guided, guide assisted and unguided service in:

We operate the only store in town, the Bettles Trading Post, where one can purchase fishing licenses, Coleman fuel, bear mace, fresh fruits vegetables meat, dairy products and canned foods. Many of our clients send a food list ahead and we do our best to have everything available when they arrive in Bettles. One should eat good in the woods!

Along with our store we have a complete selection of quality gear for rent. Enabling a person to travel from their destination to Alaska without paying extra for shipping cook sets, stoves, tents, dry bags, inflatable boats, etc.

We also have lodging and showers should one find themselves overnight in beautiful downtown Bettles. Who knows, you might like it here, after all the Alaskan wilderness is only a foot step away.

1998 Galen Rowell
Mountain Light Photography

Tom and Susan Holly have been in Alaska since the late 1970's. Tom first came to the Brooks Range during that time and again in the mid 1980's. They both decided in 1985 to make their home in the Bettles area. Through the years 1985-1991 Tom and Susan lived in the village during the summers, working at odd jobs to help prepare them for their bush lifestyle in the Brooks Range during the winter, running a trap-line by dog sledding and snow machine. In 1992 they moved to the village of Bettles on a year round basis and have been there ever since. The difference between the owners of Sourdough Outfitters and their competitors is they have lived in and around the area of the Brooks Range for years, this is home.

The Holly's plus our staff of experienced guides and pilots invite you on an extraordinary wilderness adventure with Sourdough Outfitters, 27 years and still trekking . . .

Sourdough Outfitters
PO Box 26066, Bettles Field, AK 99726 907-692-5556 Fax: 907-692-5556

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