Classic Heli-Accessed Hiking

Starting From

$2,710/person

Number of days

3

Start Location

CMH Lodge

End Location

CMH Lodge

Group Size

4-10

Difficulty

2/5

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CMH's guided Heli-Accessed Hiking will take you to a place to walk where few others will. Amble amongst the giants of glaciers and soaring peaks, free from crowds, trails, and limitations. Take a 3 or 6-day trip through breathtaking scenery hardly anyone else has seen. You’ll catch a morning helicopter then spend the day exploring mountain ridges and meadows. As a group you'll get so far off the beaten path that there aren’t any paths at all – then you’ll head back to civilization (and a very luxe lodge).

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CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures

Venture into the wilderness and choose from guided heli-accessed hiking, family-friendly adventures, and adrenaline-fueled fun, from zip-lines and glacier treks to sky-high...

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The Trail Less Travelled

Sometimes we all need an escape. A helicopter takes you where the trails don’t – deep in the wilderness, to places so remote they’d take days to reach with a backpack. CMH will fly you above the treeline and beyond your wildest hiking dreams.

Place, Not Pace

Don’t be intimidated – CMH tailors your trip to your ability and interest and they’ve got the contingencies covered. Their highly trained guides know the terrain, are equipped with all the gear, and make sure every adventure is just this side of your comfort level.

The Height of Comfort

What’s better than a day amongst ancient glaciers, alpine lakes and wildflowers? How about that day, with a massage at the end of it? CMH's heli-hiking adventures are based out of three amenity-filled lodges – Bobbie Burns, Bugaboos and Cariboos – that are your home base for relaxation and exploration.

WHAT'S A TYPICAL DAY LIKE?

Morning offers choices: join the daily morning stretch class at 7:15am or sleep a little longer. Breakfast is served at 8:00am and the first helicopter leaves at 9:00am.

Each group, with its own guide, spends the day roaming and hiking in the mountains. Over the course of the day, the helicopter may move each group to three or four different areas giving you a chance to experience a variety of settings. Lunch is picnic-style with food that you pack from a great selection set out at the lodge each morning.

In the late afternoon, we fly back to the lodge for tea, goodies and relaxation prior to a spectacular dinner and an evening of story-swapping. Just as groups abilities vary, our mileage covered also varies from approximately one kilometre (1/2 mile) to 15 kilometres (9 miles) - guests hike as much or as little as they desire.

WHAT'S THE TERRAIN LIKE? 

There’s a variety of terrain to explore - you might get dropped off:

  • in an Alpine Meadow and hike up
  • on a glacier to explore and hike
  • on a mountain Ridge and hike down 

The fitness level and ability of your group will determine your hiking options.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY TRIP? WHAT SHOULD I PACK? 

All of CMH’s Summer adventures include accommodation at one of two spectacular lodges, food and non-alcoholic beverages, certified guides and helicopter pilots, safety training and the use of hiking equipment (boots, jackets, daypacks, rainpants, walking poles, and water bottles). CMH's What’s Included page will give you full details on everything that is included. For our Heli-Assisted Hiking Trips, it is recommend that you pack the following:

  • Lightweight sweater/fleece/vest
  • 2 long- and short-sleeved shirts or technical shirts
  • Comfortable pants for hiking (jeans are not recommended)
  • 2-3 pairs of socks (wool or synthetic; thick and thin pairs)
  • Shorts (or zip-off combination long pants/shorts)
  • Good-quality sunglasses
  • Hat or ball cap
  • Warm gloves (be prepared for all types of weather)
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Thin leather (or similar) gloves if you are participating in a Via Ferrata or Glacier Trek (you can also purchase these gloves in the lodge shop)
  • Optional items: alarm clock, flashlight, trekking poles, binoculars, lunch container

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