An introductory level program to get you up on your hiking boots and out on the trails. Topics include AdventureSmart’s 3 T’s of safe adventuring, animal safety, essential equipment, and navigation. You will get the opportunity to practice your skills on entry-level day hikes on the slopes of Brisco Mountain, and depending on group ability and preference, you may tackle a more challenging day hike into the Rockies or Purcell Mountains. Prerequisites: good physical condition, no hiking experience necessary.
The basics of backpacking, building on basic hiking skills. The program will begin at Back 40 basecamp, where you will learn backpacking skills, trip planning, meal planning, and navigation; and get a chance to practice your knowledge before heading into the nearby mountains for an overnight trip. Prerequisites: good physical condition, some hiking experience preferred.
Women, Woods & Water
Hike and paddle especially for mature ladies. Come and join some like-minded women while you learn to navigate the trails and paddle the world-famous (and incredibly scenic) Columbia Wetlands and Columbia River. Prerequisites: good physical condition, must identify as female, no prior hiking or paddling experience necessary.
Hike and Paddle
The best of two worlds – introductory level hiking in the Rockies combined with introductory paddling on the Columbia River. The program begins at Back 40 basecamp where you will learn and practice essential hiking skills. You will then relocate to nearby Lake Windermere for paddling instruction before enjoying a peaceful paddle on the Columbia River through the Columbia Wetlands between Invermere and Radium Hot Springs. Prerequisites: good physical condition, no experience necessary.
You’re day three into a multi-day hiking trip and you’re hit with a late-season snowstorm. Or you’re on a day hike and you find yourself off-trail and in unfamiliar terrain. What now?
Find out how to manage emergency situations by joining our wilderness preparedness weekend where you’ll learn and practice wilderness emergency skills in a controlled environment. Includes one night of solo camping. Prerequisites: good physical condition, no previous experience necessary.
Want us to tailor a program especially for your group? Contact us!