Summer Adventures with CMH
Canadian Mountain Holidays recently sent this tantalizing reminder of the extraordinary summer adventures they offer:
“The wildest new adventure in North America,” our friend Topher Donahue calls the Conrad Glacier Experience, just one of many highlights on CMH’s 2-, 3-, and 4-day High Flying Adventures based out of CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge.
Our gloriously adrenalinized, mind-zappingly fun, up-in-the-rare air High Flying Adventures are unique in Canada, unique in North America, unique, for that matter, in the Western Hemisphere, and — we’ll go out on a short and sturdy limb here — unique in all the world.
High Flying Adventures combine a climb on one of the Western Hemisphere’s TWO finest via ferratas with a spectacular two-level ropes course, a dramatic canyon zipline, and wild and beautiful Heli-Hiking in one of the continent’s greatest wildernesses. (For some info on the other of the hemisphere’s two greatest via ferratas, see the end of this email.)
“What I think is most unique about High Flying Adventures is that there is something for almost everyone,” says Bruce Howatt, our longtime Bobbie Burns manager. “I love that a family or group can arrive and each person can find something that gives them exhilaration. Guests don’t need climbing experience prior to coming and although people who have climbed before have a great experience, it is all designed for anyone with an adventurous spirit.”
And about the new and astonishing Conrad Glacier Experience, Bruce says, “It isn’t a via ferrata nor is it anywhere close to a traditional hike. The trip is hiking, navigating wild canyons using bridges and rungs, ascending colourful rock slabs right next to waterfalls, zipline crossings, traversing rock walls next to a glacier and, coming soon, more climbing, waterfalls and hopefully some crevasse crossings. All this is mixed into some of the most scenic, mind-blowing, wild mountain hiking you can imagine. Blue glaciers, dark orange rock and bright green ponds are everywhere.”
Pack some extra adrenaline, and see you at the heli-pad!
PS – Looking for a classic Heli-Hiking trip with a heady dash of adventure mixed in? You’ll want to consider a trip to our magnificent Bugaboo Lodge for a beautiful couple of days of hiking combined with a one-day climb of the Bugaboo Skyladder Via Feratta.