Mountain Safaris is owned and operated by Robert and Barbara Fithian of Circle F
Ranch, Lower Tonsina, Alaska.
is our full time occupation. We are a family run business incorporating our sons
Heith, Cody and Jared, and other family members for the majority of our staff.
history in Alaska is substantial; varying from having lived a true subsistence
lifestyle in the Upper Kuskokwim region to owning and operating many unique
mining, logging and contracting projects throughout rural Alaska. We have
been active in the guiding industry every year since 1983. We currently
own a herd of fifty Tibetan Yak and are proud of the biodiversity they bring to
have always and will continue to operate our guiding services on
a sustained yield basis. We do not put dollars in front of the
well being of the wildlife and land resources.
Fithian is a licensed Alaska Master Guide. He has served on the Upper
Kuskokwim State Fish and Game Advisory Board (1984-86), serves currently on the
Wrangell-St. Elias Federal Subsistence Commission. He has also served as President of the Alaska Miners
Association (1995-96) and has been Executive Director for the
Alaska Professional Hunters Association
was recognized in July of 2010 by Secretary of the Interior Ken
Salazar and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack as one of
Americas greatest Hunter/Conservationists and accepted the honor
of serving on the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation
Council. Click here to see the
press release and
video describing this council and humbling
Fithian is a Class A Assistant Guide with over 15 years professional
guide experience. She is the owner of Taiga Graphical Design and
specializes in print and web graphic creation and publication
design. When not in the office, working on
ranch or guiding business, she can be found out with the yaks or on a long run
as she trains for her next marathon.
are proud of our boys and their accomplishments. They are all guides and Cody and his wife are also pilots. Cody married
Rebekah in May of 2006 and Emily Michelle
joined their family in July 2010 we are anticipating the arrival of their son in
March of 2012. Jared married Amanda in March
2008, Lorna Rose joined them in October of 2009 and twins,
Nolan Daniel & Hayden Lee joined the family in
Heith and his wife Sarah were married in early
2011 and are expecting their first in early January 2012, she
will join Heith's three beautiful children, Laura Lynn, Robert Philip
(Bobby) and Esther Marie and Sarah's two daughters.
have some of the best guides, cooks and packers working for us and invite
you to take a look at their qualifications and accomplishments!