This is our most popular mountain traverse for a reason. It's a spectacular hike with no technical difficultly at all. In a relatively short (four-day) timeframe, you get to experience the full wilderness splendour of Strathcona Park normally only enjoyed on the longer and more committing traverses. Starting at Paradise Meadows gives us the altitude advantage as we head up and over Mount Albert Edward and through the headwaters of the Oyster River before taking in the summit of Augerpoint Mountain and making our way down to Buttle Lake. A beautiful hike perfect for any reasonably fit person who loves mountain wilderness.

The elevation gains and distances travelled are not onerous, however you must be prepared to carry a three-night pack.

All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers and hazards some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors. To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.

Included in the price:

  • 4 days of guided hiking
  • Group technical gear

Not included in the price:

  • Transportation to and from meeting point
  • Clothing
  • Personal equipment - camping gear (tents, sleeping mats, and backpacks) can be provided for an additional fee
  • Food - we offer catering on some of our trips for an extra $60/person/day. Please check with our office to see if your trip has this option.

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As low as:

$795.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
Thank you again for a great trip and adventure. We are all looking forward to next year. Jacquie Bourdon, Comox, BC
We had a fantastic time. Ken was the best, not only a great guide but a nice person and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed getting to know him. It was a great trip and the best way to celebrate our 30th anniversary. The scenery took our breath away and will forever leave a special mark on our hearts. We appreciate the care you took in organizing everything from beginning to end. It was perfect! We are sad it is over and we have to return to the real world. Tom & Pat, California