Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 
 

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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Trip Code: TCR
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Day Walking Trekking
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Next Trip:  18 July 2015
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price: $2,790.00 USD

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