CUSTOM SUMMER ADVENTURES
Summers in the Canadian Rocky Mountains are nothing short of fantastic, with incredible wildflowers, chances to see an awesome range of wildlife, incredible close-up views of lofty, often snowy peaks, and with a little creativity, opportunities to go beyond the crowds. Martha offers awe-inspiring, fun, safe and informative custom adventures in the mountains of Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks and Kananaskis country...complete with lunch catered with care, great taste, and sometimes even a glass of champagne!
Lake O'Hara is one of the most magnificent gems of the Canadian Rockies, where crowds are limited by bus access booked months in advance. Five seats are reserved for certified guides with one day's notice, so ask Martha about the Alpine Circuit.
YOGA IN THE MOUNTAINS!Yoga can make our muscles, joints and entire bodies feel alive and more supple, and can help quiet a busy mind and reconnect us within. Nature offers a feast for all of our senses and can also offer a way to reconnect with our roots. Combining the two can be a powerful experience, amplifying each other and bringing a welcome deepening of the felt experience of living.
We can find beautiful off-trail meadows to enjoy some yoga on many of the trails listed below. Add yoga and mindfulness to any hiking day at no extra charge.
Full day to Harvey Pass and Mt. Bourgeau, Healy Pass meadows, Cory Pass, or off-trail up the north ridge of Sulphur Mountain and down via the gondola (add $12 for the ride down).
Half day walks or snowshoes to aspen meadows on the way to Cory Pass, C-level Cirque on Cascade Mountain, Tunnel Mountain, Forty Mile Creek (off trail).
Around Lake Louise
Full day to Lake O'Hara, Iceline trail-Celeste Lake loop, Helen Lake, Bow Glacier Falls, Arnica Lake, Twin Lakes, Stanley Glacier, O'Brien Lakes, Panorama Ridge, Saddleback Valley, Larch Valley/Sentinel Pass, Wenkchemna Pass.
Half day to Plain of Six or Lake Agnes tea house, Consolation Lakes.
Full day to Rummel and Chester Lakes, or Mt. Engadine Meadows to Commonwealth Creek. Scrambles up Heart Mountain, Ha Ling Peak, Lady MacDonald and Mt Grotto.
MANY SPECTACULAR OVERNIGHT TRIPS AND MOUNTAIN GEAR OUTFITTING ALSO AVAILABLE - PLEASE ASK!
Rates (including transportation)For 1 person: $450 for a full day (5 to 10 hours), $350 for a half day (3 to 5 hours)
For 2-10 people: add $60/person for a full day, $40/person for a half day.
GST will be added to all prices. Mastercard, Visa and cheques accepted.
I've never gone hiking before. Ever. So I emailed Martha and asked her if she could set up a trip for me that wasn't too hard and ended with a campfire. She worked it all out, and we had a wonderful time. If you want to go hiking in Banff with a certified guide, and you want to have a great day, talk to Martha!
- Heather Clitheroe, Calgary, AB -
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