What is included in my Lodge based Ski or Hiking trip?
Pre-trip planning: Routes, avalanche conditions, weather, and permits. 1-2 Guides, a Backcountry Chef, a Custodian, and all food, plus helicopter access to the lodge. All bedding is provided (down duvet, pillow and sheets).
What’s not included in my trip?
Accommodation before and after your Lodge trip and all accommodation during town-based trips, food on town-based trips, transportation to staging/heli-port for lodge based trips, and transport to trail head on Town-based trips, lift passes if required, National Parks pass if required. Touring equipment and avalanche safety equipment.
Wildroutes vs other guiding outfits
Wildroutes is a small boutique guiding operation run by Isaac Kamink. I run every trip and don’t sub-out the work. That means you have the owner operator on each Wildroutes trip. We specialize in small, private groups of 6 guest per guide. After 6 guest I will hire a second guide to assist me.
How safe are the trips?
Safety is the number 1 priority. I am a Fully certified Ski and Hiking Guide by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and a Professional River Guide with the British Columbia River Outfitters (BCROA) I am also a Avalanche professional with with the Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA), and I am Advanced Emergency Wilderness Care certified, and as well a certified Advanced Swift-water Safety Technician. Travelling in the mountains and on the river is not with out risk. We will do our very best to mitigate and explain the conditions and risk so we can make proper decisions as a team. Every participant will read and sign a waiver which highlight the risk of travelling in the backcountry, it is crucial everyone understands the waiver and risk involved.
Is Wildroutes a good fit for me?
70% of our clients are returning customers with a strong touring/backcountry experience. We do host and teach new backcountry folks whom have a strong downhill background. Most guest have their own equipment and safety gear, although we can provide touring equipment and safety gear upon request.
How fit do I need to be?
Guest should be comfortable ascending 600m/2000 feet at a moderate rate. Most touring and hiking trips are 4-8hrs and ascend between 1000m-2000m. Good comfortable modern equipment goes a long ways.
Are all the trips private or do you mix and match groups?
We try to only run private groups on our trips and tend to avoid mixing groups. These days it makes the most sense. We do however mix groups of similar interest and abilities upon request, which generally is the start to new friendships and adventure partners.
Should I purchase trip insurance?
YES, we highly recommend trip insurance. Especially in these crazy times! As we are a small company, cancelling a trip can get complicated. Trip planning has already began, cooks have been hired, food bought. Finding a replacement for your trip can be difficult last minute. Most lodges have their own policies which can vary from full refund to none at all so it is important to understand that. Most prices are shared with other group members so prices may vary if a member of your group cannot make it. See our cancellation page for more info.