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Summary

 Summer
  • 2+ Guests per person: $448
  • 1 Guest: $758
  • Private (up to 6 People): $1649

Location: Whistler & Squamish   Duration: 2 Days   Fitness: Good   Ability: Intermediate   Prerequisites: None  

Multi-day backpacking trips with a guide offer you the chance to explore further the knowledge of a local. We can suggest many trips of unique beauty and various challenges in the Coast Mountains to suit you. Trips of different lengths are available by request. More information on options can be found here.

All trips are by request, please contact the office on info@mountainskillsacademy.com or call 1-604-938-9242.

Make a Booking

Early Booking Offer: Book by May 31st for arrivals between May 1st – September 30th and receive 15% off your booking!

Use Code: “SUMMER2020” when booking

Trip dates available upon request. Various trip lengths can also be arranged.

 

Contact our office to ask any questions: 1-604-938-9242 or info@mountainskillsacademy.com

Adventure Information

There is amazing terrain and nature to explore in the Whistler area, this tour is your chance to take it all in!

Whatever your ability or backcountry experience, whether looking for the ultimate adventure to test your mettle in amazing terrain or to simply experience the satisfaction of gaining unrestricted views in untouched wilderness, we offer several different tours, each unique.

Our multi-day trips are designed to equip you with basic outdoor skills for safe mountain travel and self-reliance in the backcountry should you pursue your own future wilderness endeavors.

All trips include interpretive information on fauna, flora, local geology, glaciology, mountain culture and natural history. Depending on the trip, basic skills-building may include:

  • Overnight backpacking packing tips
  • Hiking efficiency techniques, functional movement and energy-management
  • Backcountry hygiene, environmental considerations
  • Camp kitchen craft
  • Hazards assessment, route planning, terrain interpretation and decision-making
  • Weather observations
  • Safe scrambling essentials. Scrambling is off-trail ascending and descending on boulders, ridges, narrow paths or loose rocks, involving more technical terrain where hand-holds and sure footing is required to pass sections

Duration 4-7hrs of hiking travel per day, leaving from Whistler (unless otherwise specified), departure times vary based on trip.

Typical trip:

  • Day 1: hike to camp, 4-7hrs, set-up, relax, plan next day
  • Day 2: explore surrounding viewpoints with a light daypack, swim, relax
  • Day 3: Tear down camp, pack, with an option to explore additional viewpoints on return or a leisurely hike back 4-7 hours

Other Hiking Tours Full Day Wilderness Hike / Half Day Wilderness Hike

We offer scheduled backpacking trips of various challenges and unique beauty to different locations in Sea to Sky Coast Mountains area. Private and custom trips are also available.

Linger under a starry sky and wake to the gentle warmth of a cresting sunrise. Below are some of our favourite backcountry camping adventures. Keep in mind that some of the more popular destinations are less secluded and therefore for those specific locations we favour week-day trip dates for a more exclusive outing.

To ensure the best experience, final tour destinations are subject to change based on the guide’s assessment of participant objectives, weather, and mountain conditions.

See multi-day trip options here

Just want to enjoy the journey? Porters are available! Training for a particular objective? Ask about our expedition-training or mountain running programs.

Sources: whistlerhiatus.com, Marc Bourdon, Matt Gunn, John Baldwin and whistlerblackcomb.com

Important: Mountain weather and conditions can change fast and drastically – it is best to be prepared for cool, wet conditions even on a sunny day.

Recommended Gear

  • Backpack (45-65 litres)
  • Tent
  • Sleeping mat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking poles
  • Weatherproof shell jacket (preferably Goretex, with a hood)
  • Water 1.5-2 litres
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and snacks per day. 1000-3000 total calories min (aim to have extra)
  • Sunglasses, cap/toque/hat
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Light gloves
  • Long pants and an extra top layer (long sleeve or short sleeve in case of sudden weather change such as hot/cold)
  • Extra socks
  • Camera/SmartPhone
  • Personal items, blister kit, any medication you require
  • Headlamp/torch or small flashlight
  • Whistle

Also Consider

  • Journal/Reading Material/Small Games
  • Water purifying tablets
Tour Details:

Dates: Offered from May 2020 – September 2020

Included: Interpretive Guide, Hiking Boots.

Not Included: Food, Transport, Lift Tickets, Camping Gear.

Lift Tickets: If the hike is taking place on Whistler or Blackcomb mountain a Peak 2 Peak 360 or summer sightseeing ticket for Whistler Blackcomb is required for this tour.

Duration: 1-3 days, leaving from Whistler (unless otherwise specified).

Location: We offer several different tours, each destination wonderful with a focus on aesthetics and special viewpoints of interest. More information on options can be found here.

Age Restrictions: Minimum age of 16.

Transportation: Transportation is not included on this tour. You may add transportation for this course for an additional fee.

Food: Food is not included on this tour. Please make sure to pack a good lunch with plenty of high energy food and liquids including snacks.

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