Surrounded by epic Peaks, Glaciers, and perfect lines for everyone!Location Top Secret
Base camp trips are the ultimate Backcountry experience for the seasoned ski tourer and splitboarder.
We fly your crew, the guides, full camp set up - complete with warming tent and camp kitchen, fully catered menu and libations - to one of our scouted and proven exceptional locations.
Our Heli partners will drop us right at our camp location with miles of untracked terrain surrounding our mountain paradise.
April 24 - May 2, 2020
Camp in the Middle of Nowhere!
Once our camp is set up we will spend the rest of the trip touring, shredding steep lines and scaling peaks. No need to have a big pack when you are base camping because we are staying in the heart of the big mountains and glaciers where day trips abound.
We focus our trips on ski mountaineering and that’s why we go in April when the snowpack and coverage are at its deepest, there are generally stable avalanche conditions, and the weather allows for big alpine days.
Let us know if you have another location in mind or you want to come check out our hidden gems.
Base Camp Adventure Details
Expect a Logistics package after paying for your tour including meeting place, guide info and policies.
We can arrange shuttles from the airport in Calgary and Hotels if you need.
We will meet the evening before our trip to go over our gear list, sign waivers and talk about the conditions and what to expect.
The flights will be based out of the Golden Airport in an A-Star 5 person Helicopter and average 15 min in flight time.
7 days riding and 7 nights in camp
Participants must be advanced to expert level skiers and boarders.
- Its recommended to have prior experience with ski crampons and boot crampons
- Prior avalanche training and crevasse rescue glacier travel is an asset but not required
- Backcountry Skis and skins, Splitboard and skins *
- Poles and 30 litre pack *
- Avalanche Transceiver, Shovel, Probe *
- Ski Crampons *
- Boot Crampons *
- Ski strap
- Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Kit (3 prussics @ 5m, 4 locking biners, 2 non-locking biners, double length sling, belay device, light ice screw, pulley )
We can arrange for you to borrow some of this equipment if needed.
- Base Layers
- Wool Touring Socks
- Neck Warmer
- Wool Hat/Beanie
- Touring Gloves ( Light ) and Ski Gloves ( Heavy )
- Warm “Puffy” Jacket Down is good but we recommend Synthetic
- Water Proof Jacket and Pants
- Wind proof soft shell jacket
- Sun Hat
- Hut Shoes ( light weight booties )
Regular Additional Touring Pack Contents
- Small Personal Repair Kit ( optional )
- First Aid Kit ( optional )
- Camera ( optional )
Camping Gear *
- Winter rated or 4 season tent
- Winter sleeping bag ( -15 to -30 )
- Inflatable Sleeping pad
- Puffy Pants ( synthetic recommended )
- Head lamp
* If you don’t have any of these things and need rentals, please try one of these partner shops:
We will be camping right at the top of Tree Line. This allows us access to wood, cover and more importantly water. It will be spring but we can still get any type of weather high up.
In the spring it can be cold and snowing one day and hot and clear the next so come ready for anything.
We will be deep in the heart of the Selkirk mountains where snowpacks can reach as much as 5m at their high point. This makes it perfect for traveling on the big glaciers and rugged terrain. You might think you are in Alaska somewhere but that’s our little secret. The Canadian Columbia mountains play host to all the terrain you can imagine with nobody around but us.
Camp Life will generally be quite comfortable with spring temps and our fire warmed drying tent. The mountain conditions should be great travel and cold snow on North aspects the ideal combo for spring adventures.
- 6:00PM Meet at the Whitetooth Brewery on the Night of the 24th
We will meet the guides, sign waivers and go over equipment before going for a cold micro brew.
- 8:00AM Meet at the Whitetooth hanger to weigh and distribute the gear into a flight order
- 9:30AM Arrive in camp and set up the group tent and personal tents
- 12:00PM have a meeting and go over weather, plan and what to expect
- Do an avalanche training and go for a run
- Go over some glacier travel and crevasse rescue techniques and review use of equipment.
- Apres ski
- Dinner at 7:00
The Rest of the week
- 7:00AM Breakfast and Leave camp for 8:30 ( this could change depending on weather )
- All day in the field exploring and shredding the different zones at our disposal
- Apres generally at 4:30-5:30pm with chill time
- Dinner at 7:00PM
The last day we will break camp and go for a quick lap if weather permits
- Personal Tent
- Personal Sleeping bag
- Personal Sleeping pad
- Puffy pants and booties
- Lunch on the first day
- Transport from Calgary ( unless prearranged )
- Hotel Before and after trip ( unless prearranged )