The ultimate backcountry experience in the mountains of northwestern BC.

Burnie Glacier Chalet is easy to get to - leave Vancouver in the morning and ski in the afternoon!

A backcountry lodge in Canada that offers all the charm of a European mountain hut - all to yourself!

Northern BC is like nothing you've ever experienced - big mountains, rich culture & more bears than people!

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

Howson & Kitnayakwa Peaks

Dates: TBD

In Canadian climbing history, the Howson Range has long haunted peoples’ imaginations. Remote and big, with a tragic first ascent history. There is also a strong First Nations history and presence here. This is your chance to climb those mighty peaks. Maximum of 2 experienced clients.

Cost: $950 per person

The price includes:

  • flight to the lodge and back
  • all meals and accommodation at the lodge
  • guide’s services
  • rental gear when necessary

Not included:

  • your access to Smithers
  • meals and accommodation in Smithers
  • alcoholic beverages at the lodge
  • 12% tax
 
 

My husband and I did the second half of the Donjek River route with Christoph Dietzfelbinger of Bear Mountaineering in 2010. This was our first trip with him but not our last, as we intend to do another in 2011. The trip was a complete success thanks to his expertise, organization, and personality. The equipment and food were great, his enthusiasm and experience inspire confidence, and Christoph is a charming and interesting fireside companion. We both unreservedly recommend Bear Mountaineering to anyone wanting guided wilderness travel in western Canada. 

Noni Fenwick-Wilson and Stirling Fraser, Comox BC