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The view is beyond anything you've ever seen.

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The ultimate backcountry experience in the mountains of northwestern BC.

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It's big. Much of it is alpine and glaciated. It appeals to stronger skiers.

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A culturally modified tree along the trail from lake to lodge.

Mountaineering Course at Burnie

Dates: TBD

The Burnie Glacier Chalet is right across the valley from the toe of the Burnie Glacier. There are climbing crags within 20 minutes and a practice area on the glacier within 30 minutes walk. The mountains are high and close. The lodge provides a great base to learn the art of mountaineering in all its aspects. Rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier travel, crevasse rescue, navigation and trip planning are some of the topics that will keep you busy through the week.

Cost: $2,050

Included:

  • floatplane flights to Burnie Lake and back
  • all food and accommodation at the lodge
  • instruction by certified guide
  • rental gear such as ropes, harnesses, helmets, crampons, ice axe  

Not included:

  • access to and stay in Smithers
  • alcoholic beverages at the lodge
  • personal equipment like clothing
  • backpacks and boots
  • 5% tax
 
 

There is nothing like being sucked uphill in the vortex of Christoph’s mountain love.

Gary Maltin, Terrace BC