alli stassel camping and hiking in alaska

#nacforadventure Spotlights: Allison Stassel

I’m super stoked on the first nac for adventure spotlight! And it’s fitting that it’s the first friend I made in college…. the one and only Allison Stassel. She’s a bad ass lady adventurer, but also is one of the smartest people I have ever met (med school, you better watch out).  So let’s get to know Alli:

Getting To Know


Alli Stassel


Anchorage, Alaska

Favorite Outdoor Activity

Definitely hiking and camping

Favorite Indoor Activity

Cooking! I’ve found I really enjoy making food at the end of a long day.

If you could describe the last year of your life in one word what would it be?


alli stassel at kilimanjaro
Alli hiked Kilimanjaro…. seriously so cool


What’s the coolest place you’ve ever been to?

The top of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

What piece of gear do you always have to bring on a trip?

My Klymit sleeping pad. It’s great for camping, and I also bring it on every flight in case I get stuck at an airport overnight!

Do you like venturing solo or with friends? If friends, then who are your adventure buddies?

AJ, Fran, Nick, Kat, Kelly and Marlee. These are definitely my go to gals (and guy) for any fun adventure.

Roadtrips or Flights? 

Road trips! I love the drive from Alaska to the lower 48. There are so many hidden gems throughout Canada.

What is your go-to hike or trip destination?

Rabbit Lake in the Chugach Mountains! It’s a great day hike but I’d recommend turning it into an over night backpacking trip.



What’s something you do to minimize your environmental impact? It can be the smallest thing or the biggest thing? 

I eat a plant based lifestyle and try to limit my single use plastic.

What’s the coolest item that you have ever thrifted and what made you get it?

I just bought the best fleece lined Carhartt pants… It’s below zero for weeks in Alaska, and they are perfect to fight off this polar vortex. 

What’s your favorite recipe? 

Cauliflower tacos

alli stassel camping and hiking in alaska
Hiking and camping (basically 24 hrs in a day) in AK

More Get To Know:

What is your favorite game?

Any New England Patriots game 😉

Are you a cat or dog person? 

Forever a dog person!

What is your favorite drink?


What do you consider to be your biggest accomplishment?

I was just accepted into medical school and will be Dr. Stassel by 2024.

What’s your favorite item of clothing that you own?

Black Dimond Crux hoodie

alli stassel hiking nac for adventure spotlight

Special thanks to Alli! Check her out on instagram @allistass, and wish her the best of luck on all her adventures in the future… both outside in the field, and inside in the medical field.

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Read more here about the #nacfoadventure spotlights if you have questions , or feel free to contact us!

Your full-time nacforadventuruer,





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