Cradle Mountain & the Walls of Jerusalem

My 16 year old son and I have just finished the Cradle Mountains & Walls of Jerusalem walk and, while driving home, we were reflecting on why it was so rewarding and so much fun.

We expected spectacular scenery and plant life, and they were spectacular. We expected challenging terrain and weather, and they were challenging. We didn't expect such exceptional guides and that is why I am writing to you.

Tim is obviously a very experienced, capable and knowlegeable guide and I probably can't tell you anything you don't already know about him. He is a thorough professional. We always felt safe but challenged. I was impressed with his efforts in finding us interesting things to see and do in the Walls when the weather didn't allow us to visit the usual places. I also thought he handled the stop-over in Mole Creek due to flooding with a good combination of leadership and humour and it turned out to be a trip highlight!

So, the thing is, the environment we visited was every bit as spectacular, challenging and rewar ding as we had hoped for. What made this holiday exceptional was your wonderful guides.My son and I have thanked them, but we wanted to let you know as well.

Wayne and Simon C. | Mosman, Australia
 
 

High Trails of the Canadian Rockies

The stunning peaks, glaciers and high passes of the Canadian Rockies are best appreciated on foot. This adventure packs in the highlights of Canada's best parks including an exhilarating heli-hike at the base of Mt Assiniboine, the "Matterhorn" of the Canadian Rockies. Waterton Lakes National Park with its red rock canyons and deep blue lakes is the perfect backdrop for our first hike. Travelling north we trek near Lake Louise for awesome views over Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. We hike alpine meadows to Wilcox Pass in Jasper National Park for sweeping views of the Columbia Icefield and ascend Cirque Peak (2993m) in Banff National Park. Finally we helicopter into the base of Mt Assiniboine, and undertake a unique heli hike into a remote area. Here splendid panoramic views stretch from dramatic Mt Assiniboine to Yoho National Park.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Calgary
DAY 2 To Waterton Lakes NP via Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump
DAYS 3/4 Hiking in Waterton Lakes NP
DAY 5 To Banff NP
DAYS 6/7 Hiking in Banff NP
DAY 8 Drive the Columbia Icefields Parkway to Jasper NP
DAY 9 Columbia Icefield hike
DAY 10 Lake Louise hike
DAY 11 Hiking in Yoho National Park
DAYS 12/14 Helicopter to Mt Assiniboine, hiking, return to Canmore
DAY 15 Shuttle bus to Calgary, where trip concludes

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Duration:  15 days
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