Esplanade Traverse Trail Running Camp
Backcountry hut-to-hut trail running traverse.
July 21-26, 2019: 3 Hut Traverse + Tiny Yoga - SOLD OUT
July 28-August 2, 2019: 3 Hut Traverse
August 18-23, 2019: 4 Hut Traverse + Tiny Yoga
August 25-30, 2019: 4 Hut Traverse
"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.
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. See below for more information which trips are best for beginner to advanced trail runners. Check out the GAH map here.
Sunday: 4:00 pm meet in Golden & sign waivers.
Monday: 9:00 am 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.
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:
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.
If you want to "get after it" consider the August Retreats. The distances will be longer each day and you'll be with a more advanced group of runners.
If you're a "here for the experience" trail runner, consider our July trips. We'll go a bit slower, shorter and the terrain will be more friendly.
Do you have a group of 10? We can customize a trip for you based on dates and abilities. Click the button below to email us.
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
Gifts from our generous sponsors
Registration does not include:
Transportation to/from the staging area
Accommodation after the traverse in Golden
Registration varies by trip but is between $2100 and $2750 + gst. A deposit of $1000+gst is required to reserve your spot and your final payment is due by April 30, 2019.
July 21-26, 2019: 3 Hut Traverse + Tiny Yoga / $2250+GST - SOLD OUT
July 28-August 2, 2019: 3 Hut Traverse / $2100+GST
August 18-23, 2019: 4 Hut Traverse + Tiny Yoga / $2500+GST
August 26-31, 2019: 4 Hut Traverse / $2250+GST