August 31, 2023
Summer 2023 at CMH
Cariboos, Bugaboos, and Bobbie Burns was rich with highlight-reel moments. The combo of warm, early-season temps and a spring snowpack that melted ahead of schedule resulted in colourful explosions of alpine blooms that blanketed the high country and thrilled our guests early in the season. We explored glaciers, rocky basins, and rolling ridgelines, and relished in the cool waters of high alpine lakes.
Scroll to see our favourite scenes from those who explored with us this summer.
Hiking in the Canadian Rockies
POPS OF PINK – Colourful paintbrush flowers dot an alpine meadow at CMH Bugaboos. Photo by Emelie Stenberg
VIEW FROM ABOVE – The ancient ice of Conrad Glacier as seen mid-flight at CMH Bobbie Burns. Photo by Dave Gray
CLIMB ON – Guests navigate the Mt. Nimbus Via Ferrata at CMH Bobbie Burns using iron rungs that are affixed to the mountainside.
CURIOUS CREATURE – A plump marmot takes a break from digging in the alpine. Photo by Dave Gray
ICE, ICE, BABY – A heli-hiker explores the cool blue caverns of an ice cave at Conrad Glacier, CMH Bobbie Burns. Photo by Liam Kerr
ROCK BANDS – A heli-hiker examines a handful of pyrite cubes found among the rich geology of CMH Bobbie Burns’ landscape. Photo by Dave Gray
SPOT THE BIRD – The helicopter is dwarfed by the immense landscape of The 9th Hole at CMH Cariboos. Photo by Kelsey Verboom
ICE WALL – A guest stops to marvel beside the carved edge of a glacier at CMH Bobbie Burns.
MOODY MOMENT – Clouds and mist envelop the folds, crevices and folds of Crazy Horse Glacier at CMH Cariboos. Photo by Kendra Hicks
CHILL FACTOR – A brave heli-hiker takes a quick, glacial dip in Buehler Lake at CMH Cariboos. Photo by Rylan Decorato
PRETTY PICNIC – Guests enjoy lunch with a view during Alpine Appétit at CMH Bobbie Burns. Photo by Liam Kerr
FINISHING TOUCHES – CMH chefs prepare a delicious meal tableside during Alpine Appétit at CMH Bobbie Burns. Photo by Liam Kerr
COOL DOWN – Guests were surprised and delighted with high-alpine, non-alcoholic refreshments mid-hike during Alpine Appétit at CMH Bobbie Burns. Photo by Dave Gray
TAKE THE PLUNGE – The glassy waters of the lodge pond at CMH Cariboos beckon heli-hikers for a late afternoon swim. Photo by Rylan Decorato
ALL SMILES – A group of heli-hikers celebrates reaching the day’s final destination: icy blue Buehler Lake at CMH Cariboos. Photo by Rylan Decorato
HELI NAP – A hiker unwinds lakeside during a lunch break in an alpine basin, CMH Cariboos. Photo by Kelsey Verboom
ALPINE GLOW – The lodge at CMH Cariboos stands sentry in the early morning light. Photo by Rylan Decorato