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1645 Dogtooth Close
Golden, BC, V0A 1H2
Canada

778-990-2453

Retreat in the Canadian Rockies.  Trail Running, Cross Country Skiing and Yoga retreats for all abilities.

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Esplanade Traverse Trail Running Camp

Backcountry hut-to-hut trail running traverse.

July 22-27, 2018 (3 huts, 5 days) - SOLD OUT
July 30 - August 3, 2018 (3 huts, 5 days)
August 26-31, 2018 (4 huts, 5 days)

 

"The Mountains Shall Bring Peace To the People"

Do you find sanctuary on the wild western mountain trails? Do you love adventure with a touch of luxury? Join us for a 5-day, helicopter assisted, point-to-point trail running traverse of the Esplanade mountain range in beautiful BC.

 
 
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Running

This great adventure starts at the north end of the Esplande Range at the Golden Alpine Holiday's Vista (July) or Sentry (August) Lodge. We will traverse the range, staying at the different lodges until we reach Sunrise Lodge at the south end of the range. The lodges are about 10 km apart by trail but we can extend the runs on any day up to about 30 km to suit the group.  Check out the GAH map here.

Monday: Fly in, afternoon run
Tuesday: Point-to-point (hut to hut)
Wednesday: Point-to-point (hut to hut)
Thursday: Explore Sunrise (July) or point-to-point (August)
Friday: Easy run and fly out.

 
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Accommodation

We will sleep each night at the beautiful backcountry lodges operated by Golden Alpine Holidays. Expect comfortable beds with all bedding provided. Travelling from the north end of the range to the south, we'll sleep sequentially in the (Sentry, August only), Vista, Meadow and Sunrise lodges (2 nights at Sunrise in July).

Check out the lodges here:

 
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Food and Gear

A helicopter will be our porter to and from the lodge and will also drop our food and gear stashes at each lodge along the way.  You will have to carry some supplies and snacks with you each day of running, but you can leave clean clothes in our gear and food stash for each lodge.

Each lodge has a full (backcountry) kitchen so expect some mountain gourmet to accommodate every dietary need.

 
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Registration

Registration includes:

  • Planned running routes through beautiful mountainous singletrack
  • 5 nights accommodation (4 backcountry, 1 in Golden)
  • 5 days of delicious, healthy, home-cooked meals and snacks
  • Helicopter transportation to and from the lodges, including gear drops
  • Amazing memories!

Registration does not include:

  • Transportation to/from the staging area (let's carpool)!
  • Accommodation after the traverse in Golden

Registration is $2000 + gst. A deposit of $500 is required to reserve your spot and a final payment of $1500 is due by April 30.

Trip planning:

We will depart early on the Monday of the traverse so that we can run on that same day.  Please arrive in Golden on Sunday night so we can organize gear (we will cover your accommodation so it's easy). We arrive back in Golden on the Friday afternoon you can opt to spend the weekend or head back to your home.