The lure of the highest peak is always strong. But with the Golden Hinde, the appeal is even greater due to the remoteness. Really more of a committed hiking journey, the trip up Vancouver Island's highest mountain does include terrain where a rope and perhaps an axe or crampons may come into use. Backpacking and scrambling experience are recommended. The walk to and ascent of the Hinde combine to make a magical five to eight day traverse on foot of some of the finest mountain wilderness anywhere, from Philips Ridge all the way to the Elk River. And to top it off, the summit of the island as a reward. A must-do for any island mountain enthusiast.
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:
- 5 days with an ACMG guide
- Group technical gear
- Personal technical gear (harness, helmet, ice axe, crampons)
Not included in the price:
- Transportation to and from meeting point
- Camping equipment**
- Personal equipment
* 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.
** Camping gear (tents, sleeping mats, and backpacks) can be provided for an additional fee