Outfitter Name: Alaskan Adventure Tours
Outfitter / Contact: Darren Byler
Location: Alaska, U.S.A.
Animals Hunted: Goat
Game Quality: Good
Game Quantity: Very Few
Accomodations: Tent/sleep on ground
Camp Condition: average
Food Quality: Freeze dried-mountain house
Guide Experience: Poor
Other Personal Experience: Good to Poor
Hunter: Ernie Lommatsch
Would Recommend: Never
Overall Impression: Dangerous Climbing
I had a Goat and Brown Bear Tags. Never saw a bear. Hiked (Full Pack, personal gear,+ food) and climbed to the spike camp in 1.5 days. Very dangerous exposure on the climb up.. Guide had never been up this mountain and had never hunted goat before. As a once Park Service Ranger (trained in climbing) I assisted the way using ropes, making anchors, and a secondary safety rope. The outfitter/owner had never been up this mountain. I knew it would be tough climbing to get to goat country. Technical climbing with dangerous exposure should not of been part of the hunt. The guide had no technical climbing training. I was ONLY one of two hunters that made it up the mountain to hunt goat in a 12 week season of guided hunts, and the only successful person to tag a goat all season. Of the other 7 hunters that week,hunting for Brown Bear and Moose, no one saw either,except "one little bear hardly big enough to cover your toilet seat!" Darren Byler(owner)was in the main camp the first day and flew back to stay on his boat for the week. No one ever saw him again!!!! There was no water filtration/purification during the hunt.