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guided hike

Trekking in the Purcell Mountains

guided hike

Trekking in the Purcell Mountains

COVID-19 update. Visit the Help Centre to read our guidelines for protecting the health & safety of hosts and guests on Airbnb Experiences.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Trekking in the Purcell Mountains

guided hike

Trekking in the Purcell Mountains

COVID-19 update. Visit the Help Centre to read our guidelines for protecting the health & safety of hosts and guests on Airbnb Experiences.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

In the interests of health and safety, we'll meet outside in front of Jita's so I can welcome you to the charming mountain town of Golden, BC and the Purcell Mountains! At this time, we'll go over your hiking gear and discuss the day's itinerary. After a delicious meal, the adventure begins. We'll take the one hour long (27 km long ) drive up to the wilderness trailhead and into the heart of the Purcells. At a comfortable pace, we'll set off up the trail to the west (3.5 km and 290m/950' elevation gain). After 1.5 - 2 hours of majestic peaks, glaciers and maybe even some wildlife, we arrive in the alpine terrain of Gorman Lake. Here we can stroll around the lake, enjoy a quick snack or just sit and admire one of the most awe inspiring views in the Purcells! After we've soaked it all in, we turn around and retrace our steps back to the trailhead and the town of Golden.

Your host

Learn more about Jonathan

Jonathan

This experience will first and foremost be as safe and healthy as possible so as to avoid exposure as much as possible to COVID-19. I was professionally employed as an interpretive hiking and backpacking guide for 13 years. This involved leading single day to multi-day tent and hut based hiking trips throughout western Canada. A very important aspect of my trips was always communicating my interpretive knowledge developed over 25 years mountain travel in this area. I have a passion for the human and natural history that we will be travelling through! Also, the safety of my guests has always been and always be a cornerstone of my guiding philosophy.

What's included

Transport
Transportation to trailhead
Equipment
Hiking poles, water bottles, emergency satellite communication device and a first aid kit.

Where you'll be

The destination for the day is Gorman Lake, an alpine tarn nestled in the Dogtooth Range of southeastern British Columbia. The lake is rimmed my flower-filled meadows, and towering cliffs. We may see ground squirrels, marmots, dear and maybe even a moose!

Availability

Activity advisory

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. A level of physical fitness is required to walk for two and half hours on a well maintained, moderately angled trail. The pace will be relaxed with lots of…

What to bring

Sturdy hiking shoes or boots

More tips

The list of gear is somewhat flexible. Hiking boots are ideal for most people, however any pair of sturdy, closed toe shoes will work just fine. Please no sandals or open-toed footwear.

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Trekking in the Purcell Mountains
New experience
From £61/person
New experience
From £61/person