VICTORIA PEAK

As low as:

$670.00 / person

(at 2:1 ratio)
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About


Vancouver Island’s third-highest peak stands somewhat alone between White River and Gold River. Offering views of Strathcona Park to the south, and the North Island peaks to the north, the route opens up to interesting and atmospheric climbing. This pleasant trip can be done in two to three days and benefits from easy access along logging roads.

Price listed is for a 2-day trip. Please get in touch for the price of a 3-day trip.

Included in the price:

  • 2 days with an ACMG guide
  • Group technical gear

Not included in the price:

  • Transportation to and from meeting point
  • Food
  • Personal gear 
  • Personal technical gear (available as “Mountaineering Kit” add on)

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.
Location 

Please contact us to discuss route details and access considerations. 
 
Itinerary 

A typical day starts at 08:30 and ends around 16:30. The pacing of this trip will be entirely dependent on the group, guide, number of days to complete and other factors such as time of year, weather and conditions.

Exact meeting details will be provided in a pre-trip email sent one-week prior to your trip. 
 
Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details, or send us an email. 
Requirements

Whether you have chosen to do this trip as a strenuous two day or a more relaxed three day outing, requires a good level of fitness. To join this trip, you should: 

  • Have scrambling and hiking experience
  • Be comfortable climbing up to 5.4 in hiking boot
  • Be comfortable gaining approximately 800m vertical gain with a load of approximately 25kg 

Preparation

The best training for hiking and climbing is to go hiking and climbing. Regular hikes going up-hill with a load on will get you in shape for this trip. 

You should be comfortable climbing up to 5.4 rock in boots (bring your boots to the crag and try top roping climbs in this range).

Questions about the suitability of this trip? Send us an email. We’re happy to help you find or customize trips to suit your needs. 

Gear List

 
Temperatures on this trip could range from -5°C at night to around 25°C (+) during the day. Ensure all clothing and equipment are in good repair, and fitted properly to you:
 
Technical:
 
Available as a “Mountaineering Kit” rental add on ($30) when you book.
 
  • Helmet – UIAA approved and adjustable
  • 2x locking carabiners – at least one should be pear-shaped
  • Harness – a simple, lightweight alpine seat harness
  • Belay/rappel device
  • 7mm accessory cord – 5 metre length
  • Double shoulder length sewn sling – should be rated to 22kn
  • Crampons – simple, 10-point general mountaineering crampon (either step-in or strap- on are fine depending on your boots)
  • Ice axe – general mountaineering tool, 60-80cm depending on your height


Clothing:
 
  • Long underwear (top and bottom), poly-pro, wool or silk
  • Mid-weight jacket, wool, fleece, synthetic or down
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants)
  • Toque, wool or fleece
  • T-shirt or long-sleeved shirt (white or other light colour), synthetic
  • Lightweight hiking pants, nylon or similar
  • Gloves

Footwear:
 
  • Mountaineering boots (suitable for carrying a 30 lb. load over rough terrain) 
  • 2 x pairs of socks, wool or synthetic blend
  • 2 x pairs of liner socks, poly-pro or silk (optional)
  • Gaiters that fit your boots (optional)
  • Lightweight camp shoes (optional)

Sleeping:
 
  • Sleeping bag (warm to -5°C)
  • Therm-a-rest or other sleeping pad
  • 3-season tent 
     
Cooking:
 
  • Small cooking pot (available for rent)
  • Fuel canister (available for rent)
  • Stove (available for rent)
  • Lighter
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches (ready to eat), 1 dinner, various snacks. For tasty, nutritous and locally pre-made meals check out https://wildedgeketo.com/
  • Eating vessel and utensils

Other:
 
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses with 100% UV block
  • Sunscreen, SPF lip balm
  • Toothbrush and a small container of toothpaste
  • 2 x 1 litre water bottles (or a 2L bladder)
  • Water purification system
  • Pocket knife
  • Head-lamp with spare batteries
  • Small first aid kit (optional)
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • 50L+ backpack with waist belt

Group Gear Logistics

Your guide will bring along group emergency (first aid, communications device) and technical gear (the rope, the rack). You are only required to bring the items on this list.

Rentals

 
The following items are available for rent as an “Add On” when you book (or upon request). These are available on a first come, first serve basis:
 
  • Mountaineering Kit - Includes all items on the technical gear list ($15/day)

If you require other from the personal gear list such as mountaineering boots, you can check out Sports Rent based out of Victoria.

Questions? Send us an email or read our blog for advice on choosing appropriate gear. 

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