We will meet day one at the hangar where we will take a helicopter to our campsite after signing waivers. After setting up camp we will have a refresher to brush up our skills. Then, if possible, we will have an afternoon ski.
Every morning, after a warm and hearty breakfast, we will head to the mountains to start our ski adventure. Our guides will help you improve skills and we will enjoy some delicious meals prepared by our ski tour chef!
After a hot and nourishing breakfast, we will head out for another day of ski tour fun!
Our third day of skiing out in the Pemberton wild!
After packing up camp, we will fly out. We will be at the cars by the afternoon.
Point of departure: Pemberton, BC
Base camp in the Pemberton mountains
You will need to bring:
lightweight ski touring skis with fitting skins,
ski touring specific boots,
avalanche transceiver (modern 3 antennae, digital),
Probe (2 or 3m),
ski touring daypack (30-45L),
Ski crampons (required for everyone in group for any April or May trips),
triple action locking carabiner,
locking carabiner x1,
Non-locking carabiner x3,
6mm supple cordelette x 1@2m long and x1@5m long,
helmet (can be a climbing helmet),
goggles (optional for spring trips),
sunglasses* (extra dark),
spare sunglasses (optional),
light base layer top,
light base layer bottom,
mid-weight insulation top layer,
heavy-weight insulation top layer,
ski socks x3,
spare heavyweight gloves (optional),
warm toque (hat),
light toque (hat)
camp/sleeping base layer top and bottom,
sleeping socks (optional),
extra camp insulation top layer (optional),
extra camp insulation bottom layer (optional),
camp socks x2,
camp winter boots,
Hut booties (optional),
winter sleeping bag - rated to -15C or warmer (optional: you will be provided with a bag),
sleeping pad- R value of 3.5 or higher (optional, you will be provided with a pad),
lightweight pillow or stuff-sack (optional),
sleeping bag liner (optional),
extra blanket for warmth (optional),
personal 4-season tent (optional and space dependent),
small & light foam pad (optional: you will be provided with a sitting pad),
headlamp & spare batteries,
alcohol (beer risks freezing, please bring spirits for weight & space),
camera & spare battery (optional),
Sunscreen* (SPF 45+, zinc or titanium dioxide highly recommended),
SPF 30 chapstick*,
personal blister/medical kit,
water bottle (1.5-3L capacity- no camel-back systems),
small synthetic pack-towel,
large heavy duty compacter garbage bag (optional),
I'm an ACMG ski and hiking guide. I was born and raised in Whistler/Pemberton- the heart of British Columbia's Coast Mountains.
I continue to work and play in my 'backyard' with an intimate local knowledge.
Over the years, I have pioneered and accomplished over 1600 kilometers of long-distance ski traverses in BC's wild mountain ranges.
I combine my extensive expedition experience with years of work in the heli-ski industry to bring my guests to the remote reaches of
Canada's wildest destinations.
I worked on expeditions in the remote reaches of Alaska, the Yukon, Canada's Highest Mountain (Mount Logan), and combine extensive
outdoor education and mountaineering experience to provide my guests the mentorship they require in pushing themselves to reach ski-mountaineering
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