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WOMEN'S INTRO TO:

BACKPACKING


Ladies! Ready to try backcountry camping in the Canadian Rockies?

Not sure what gear you need or don't have your own? Want to try the gear first before spending your money? No idea where to begin? Don’t sweat it. That’s what we’re here for! Leave the stress behind and sign up for Women's Introduction to Backpacking.
The main goal of this program is to learn how to go backcountry backpacking on your own. We will cover the overall basics including how to keep your pack weight down, off-trail navigation, backpacking food and cooking, clothing, overnight gear, and animal safety! Hiking, camping, learning, and laughing, this complete experience will set you up for success. We keep the group size small, with only six people per trip, fostering a supportive and engaging learning environment for all.

Dates and Bookings

Adventure Dates 2022:

  • June 24th - 26th
  • July 8th - 10th
  • July 29th - 31st
  • September 9th - 11th
Have a group of friends who want to get out? We can put together a private trip just for you!
Adventure Rates:
  • Participants:

    CAD $395 + applicable taxes

  • Information package will be given upon registration
  • We value small groups - limited to 6 adventurers
  • This is a Women's trip

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What is the difference between the Women's Next Step and the Women's Intro?

The Next step is more physically challenging with longer hiking distances and an extra day. The next step also provides the opportunity for you to practice your skills under the guidance of an expert. This Women's Intro is for those looking to learn the skills and the Next Step is for those wanting to practice and take on more leadership.

Itinerary and Gear

Planned Itinerary

  • (Pre-Trip) Day 1:
    Due to COVID-19 our pre-trip meetings will now be held online at 7pm. We will make sure everyone has everything they need, introduce the group, laugh lots, and distribute the group gear. If COVID-19 restrictions relax we will resume in person pre-trip meetings. (In this case you will be notified of the change.)
  • Day 2:
    We'll wake up full of energy and drive ourselves to the trailhead. Part of the day will be spent hiking, camp will be set up around mid-day, and the afternoon will be full of instruction and exploring.
  • Day 3:
    Coffee delivered to your door!? What else could you want? After a casual start and a delicious breakfast, our new skills will be honed as we navigate our way back to our cars.

 

Level of Difficulty

This trip is designed to teach women the skills they need to become independent in the backcountry. No previous experience is necessary but this should not be your first hike of the year. You will need to carry your personal gear plus food and water for up to 10km each day. When packing, be mindful that your pack should not weight more than 30lbs (13.5kg).

Lets learn together and have some laughs!
6 week hiking fitness program      Hiking Fitness Series  

Have questions swirling around, don't hesitate to contact me. I am here to help!

 

Gear, Food and Lodging

Included:

  • Backcountry skills learning

  • Wilderness pass for one night
  • Tents for camping
  • Amazingly delicious food from the evening of day 1 to lunch on the last day
  • The expertise from an ACMG Guide
  • All group gear - stoves, pots, food storage materials, water treatment, sunblock, bug spray
  • All safety equipment - bear spray, first aid kit, emergency communication device, and tarp

Participants must provide:

  • Accommodations the night before getting on the trail
  • Transportation to Canmore, AB and the trailhead
  • Breakfast and Lunch of day 1 and supper on the last day
  • Personal Gear (Can be arranged for an additional fee)
    Personal Gear List  
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