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Where’s the Cookie Monster?

Hi Everyone!

We like to have fun out on the lines, and that starts at the beginning of our tour on the way to the course! When it’s time to go, everyone loads up in the Cookie Monster to get the adventure started! Who’s the Cookie Monster you ask? Good Question! Say hello to Cookie Monster, our big blue van!

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All our vans have nicknames, but people seem to love the Cookie Monster the most, mostly because inside the van is a special guest!

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Our friend Cookie Monster hangs out with all our guests to get some laughs and cuddles, especially if someone is feeling kinda nervous! With the adventure music playing in the background and Cookie in your arms, anything is possible!

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All the guides love Cookie too, almost every tour starts with a rocking picture of Cookie Monster in the Cookie Monster van!

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The next time you come zipping with us, give Cookie a squeeze and load into the Cookie Monster for the start of an amazing zipline tour through the trees!

Do you have any pictures of Cookie Monster? Send them our way to be feature on Instagram and Facebook! We love seeing your pictures and hearing your stories!

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Community Events: Adventures in the Trees!

Hi everyone, Emily here again!

Juneau is a wonderful place to live and work, and as a local company, we like to give back to the community any way we can!

This summer we’ve had the opportunity to donate tours to two very special community outreach programs, Discovery Southeast and AWARE. Both of these programs are near and dear to our hearts and we love giving people in our community to come out, enjoy the trees and have a a safe and great time! Check out these fun tour pictures below and share your stories of zipping through the trees with us!

 

Check out more great zip footage on our Facebook page, Instagram and everywhere else by searching @alaskazip. If you have pictures of your own, make sure to tag us in them!

Guide Spotlight

Hey! Emily here again with another guide spotlight! Say hello to Brandon!

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Hey y’all, My name is Brandon, I’m from Salt Lake City, Utah. I’m a Senior studying communications at Southern Utah University. I had to choose between an executive internship with Target in Vegas or coming to Alaska as a zipline tour guide this summer, but I just couldn’t pass up this opportunity to meet people from across the world and have this incredible adventure. I love camping, hiking and fishing which also made Alaska hard to pass up. Sports have also been a big part of my life. In High School I did both volleyball and track, and do my best to stay active and somewhat in shape. After graduating from High School I lived in Ukraine for two years, where I learned Russian and fell in love with the country. It was an incredible experience and I am so excited to share the next adventure with you swinging through the forests of Alaska.

Guide Questionnaire:
1. What is your favorite thing to do in your hometown?
-Playing volleyball!
2. If you could guide one famous person who would it be?
-Beyonce! Can you imagine her zipping through the trees?
3. Why do you love Alaska?
– Because I get to meet so many new people while enjoying the great things Alaska has to offer and go on new adventures every day!
4. What is your favorite thing about being a zipline guide?
– Being with all of you! I have awesome coworkers and love every chance I get to be out on the lines with you all!
Say hello to another guide out on the lines, Kyle!
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Howdy Folks, my name is Kyle. I’m excited to be in Juneau this summer! I love working with horses, hiking, hunting and fishing in my spare time. If you have any questions about wildlife or need help identifying a plant, I’m your man. I am super excited to get to meet you and to zip through the trees with you!
Guide Questionnaire:
1. What is your favorite thing to do in your hometown?
-I love to explore and see what I can find, either at home or here in Alaska!
2. If you could guide one famous person who would it be?
– John Wayne would be so cool!
3. Why do you love Alaska?
– There is something amazing around every corner here, mostly untouched by a man and so interesting to explore.
4. What is your favorite thing about being a zipline guide?
– I like meeting new people each day and teaching them things!
Thanks Brandon and Kyle! Check out some fun tour pictures below for more!
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Guide Spotlight

Hey Guys! It’s that time again, here’s a couple more fun zip guides you might see out on the lines! First up is Monica!

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Hey everyone! My name is Monica and I’m excited to spend my summer guiding with AZA. I was born and raised in Juneau. I recently moved back to Alaska after receiving my Bachelors Degree in Biology from Southern Oregon University. I’ll be spending my free time this summer hiking, biking and enjoying Southeast Alaska’s long summer days. This will be my last summer in Alaska before moving to Michigan to get my Masters Degree in Public Health and I can’t wait to spend it ziplining with you!

Guide Questionnaire:

1. What is your favorite thing to do in your hometown?
-Get out on the water on a nice sunny day!
2. If you could guide one famous person who would it be?
-Andy Sandberg. He would be so much fun!
3. Why do you love Alaska?
-So much wilderness and fresh air around us!
4. What is your favorite thing about being a zipline guide?
-Getting to be a part of people’s Alaskan adventures in the trees!
Thanks Monica!
We also have Linnell, a super awesome guide from Chicago!
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What’s going on travelers! My name is Linnell Bush and I am excited to be one of your guides for AZA this summer. I am a Midwesterner from the good ol’ land of Lincoln, which is in Illinois. I enjoy the outdoors, but not as much as I like sports. The best thing is to be able to play a sport outdoors! My favorite things currently are basketball and now snowboarding. I am soon preparing to go for my Masters in Education. See you guys on the mountain!
Guide Questionnaire:
1. What is your favorite thing to do in your hometown?
-Hangout with my friends and go to parties!
2. If you could guide one famous person who would it be?
– Denzel Washington like in Training Day. So cool!
3. Why do you love Alaska?
– I like everything from snowboarding here at Eaglecrest to meeting new kids through Ameri Corp and being a part of the Juneau community!
4. What is your favorite thing about being a zipline guide?
-Meeting new people everyday and just having fun!
Say hi to Monica and Linnell when you see them out on the lines!
And here are some great pictures from this last week out on the lines!
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Guide Spotlight

Hello Adventurers!!

Emily here again, and our week has been insane in the best way! It’s time to give a shout out to a couple of guides who are having tons of fun out on the lines, let us know if you have any fun stories about them!

First up we have Cameron!

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Greetings world travelers! My name is Cameron and I will have the distinct pleasure of guiding you all through the wondrous trees of Alaska this summer. This will be my second season with AZA, and I must say, “It’s good to be back!” I hail from the bright and sunny city of Los Angeles, and am not your typical California beach bum. I enjoy hiking, camping and exploring the beautiful nature that mother earth has provided us with. When I’m not immersed in national parks or rock climbing, I am pursuing a degree in outdoor recreation management. I also enjoy many other activities such as hunting, fishing, and off road motor sports. See you in the trees!

 

Guide Questionnaire:

 

1. What is your favorite thing to do in your hometown?
-Go hiking in the Malibu mountains! Its a spectacular hike, right next to the beach, how can you complain?
2. If you could guide one famous person who would it be?
-Terrance Mckenna – he seems like a trippy guy and would have some interesting things to say on the lines.
3. Why do you love Alaska?
-Theres a ton of hiking and adventuring that is so close by, and people are way more awesome here than in the city!
4. What is your favorite thing about being a zipline guide?
-getting to be outside all day and meet new people. It’s a dream come true!
Thanks Cameron!
Another guide who is having a ton of fun out on the lines is Brittney!
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Hey all! My name is Brittney and I’m excited to make memories with everyone on the zipline this summer! I spent the first half of my life here in Juneau before moving to Anchorage, Alaska then later Bellingham, Washington, and have recently moved back in time to finish out my senior year at Juneau-Douglas High School. I love the challenge that art presents and will be attending BYU Idaho this fall to peruse this passion. I enjoy everything from painting, drawing, and ceramics, to hiking, biking, skiing and of course, ziplining! Be prepared for puns and movie/book references because I am full of them, and am ready to have a blast!
Guide Questionnaire:
1. What is your favorite thing to do in your hometown?
-I love being outdoors with friends and family while finding new places to explore, and I really love eating fudge from Alaska Fudge company. Seriously, go there if you get the chance, best homemade fudge ever.
2. If you could guide one famous person who would it be?
-I don’t think I could pick just one! Guiding the entire Avengers team would be the most fun though, so many jokes and crazy things would happen on that tour.
3. Why do you love Alaska?
– I love how outdoorsy it is here, I can walk outside my front door and be in the wilderness instead of a suburb and can find an adventure anywhere!
4. What is your favorite thing about being a zipline guide?
– I think ziplining everyday is probably the coolest, and meeting so many types of people out on the lines is the most fun! Hearing so many different stories from people all over the world makes guiding that much better.
Thanks Britt and Cameron! Give them a shoutout if you see them on the lines and enjoy some crazy pictures from this week!

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Guide Spotlight

Hey Zipliners, Emily here again! Our season is underway and we are having so much fun! Check out our guide spotlight with Sasha and some fun tour pictures!

 

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Greetings wondrous travelers! My name is Sasha and this is my first season as a guide at AZA. I have lived in Alaska for my entire life, but have never been able to spend a summer in Southeast Alaska. Hopefully this summer will be one for the record books. I am currently studying for my BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Alaska Fairbanks hoping to finish in the next two years. When I’m not working hard on my academics, you will catch me either camping, skiing, biking, fishing, backpacking, or having a good time with my friends. I can’t wait for everyone to come up and experience the adventure of zipping through the Alaskan Trees. Cheers!

Guide Questionnaire

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in your hometown?

A: Go biking on the single track trails of Kincaid in Anchorage

 

Q: If you could guide one famous person, who would it be?

A: Robert Downey Jr. would be the coolest.

 

Q: Why do you love Alaska?

A: There are so many things to do in the outdoors, all I have to do is walk outside to find something interesting to see or do.

 

Q: What is your favorite thing about being a zipline guide?

A: Meeting new people every day to go zipping with. I love sharing Alaska and our tour with people from around the world!

 

Say hi to Sasha when you see him out on the lines this summer and check out some great tour pictures from last week!

 

Guide Spotlight!

Hi world! Emily here again, and it’s that time again! Introducing our fearless manager up the hill, Aaron!

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Hello Everyone! My name is Aaron Cohen and I am very excited to be starting my 3rd summer working with Alaska Zipline Adventures. Born and raised in Juneau, I am happy to be back home for the summer after a few months of traveling and I can’t wait to spend the next few months zipping through the gorgeous Juneau sunshine (or rain but you know, ziplining is still pretty cool in the rain). I graduated a geology major so if while out on your tour you see an amazing rock that just speaks to you, find me and I’ll do my best to identify it for you! Back to the ziplining though, I can’t wait to meet everyone that comes up and tours with us this summer, we’ll have an amazing crew and you’ll have an amazing time! See you this summer!

Guide Questionnaire:

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in your hometown?

A: Climbing mountains around town and finding the best 360 view

 

Q: If you could guide one famous person, who would it be?

A: Obama! We could have a presidential zip service!

 

Q: Why do you love Alaska?

A: Having quick access to hiking, boating, fishing and Northern Lights is the best thing here, and is so uniquely Alaska!

 

Q: What is your favorite thing about being a zipline guide?

A: Meeting new people from all around the world and giving them a one of a kind unforgettable experience!

Thanks for being so awesome Aaron!!

 

Check out some fun pictures from this last week’s tours, give your guides a shoutout if you see them and come join us for a great zip through the trees!

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