We will meet at 4 pm in Golden, BC before the start of the trip. At the meeting, we will go over any possible changes, due to weather or other factors, as well as the logistics of the trip, including all necessary forms. We will also conduct an avalanche beacon exercise.
We will fly on the helicopter to the South boundary of the Banff National Park near the Freshfield icefields at 7 am. After arriving we will set up camp. Afterwards, you will get to spend the whole day skiing.
Throughout these days we will take you from our base camp to different areas where you can enjoy a variety of different skiing adventures, from glacier skiing and ski mountaineering to tree skiing.
We will depart the camp on a short flight back to Golden at 4 pm.
Golden, British Columbia
Camp site in the Freshfield Icefields
Participants should bring the following items with them: skiing equipment, avalanche safety equipment, wind and waterproof jacket and pants, warm pants, fleece pullover, fleece shirt or vest, fleece underwear, 2 pairs of gloves, scarf or bandanna, socks, wool or fleece hat, sun hat, spare underwear, toiletries, sun glasses, sunscreen, goggles, 1 litre water bottle, small blister kit, personal items, pocket knife, camera.
I am an IFMGA and ACMG-certified mountain guide based in Nelson, British Columbia. I'm the lead guide at Summit Mountain Guides, a guiding agency I co-founded back in 2007 and which offers year-round guiding services and courses in Canada and Europe.
The mountains of western Canada have been my playground since 1992. I'll be happy to take you mountaineering, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, hiking or ice climbing in this area I know so well. From day trips to multi-day adventures, I can guarantee an unforgettable and safe experience.
The SMG team of guides will help you with your trip's logistics, safety and contingency plans so that you get the most out of your backcountry experience and can just focus on having an amazing time on the mountain!
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