CMH Summer Adventures guests at the Bobbie Burns lodge can experience an exhilarating excursion to the summit of Mt. Nimbus along North America's longest and most extensive via ferrata route. Deep in the Purcell mountains, the Bobbie Burns mountain guides designed and created a Via Ferrata (Italian for "Iron Way") adventure like no other.
For Josiah's 13th birthday (which was in May) he was given a hiking trip with Canadian Mountain Holidays. This would be an adventure for just Josiah and Tim to enjoy, as I am not quite so adventurous. In fact, I likely would've had nightmares after...
Tim and Josiah were driven by a bus from Banff, Alberta out to a heli-pad near Radium, British Columbia. They were then flown out to the Bobbie Burns Lodge, which only has access by logging roads or helicopter. Josiah was very excited that he was able to sit in the front seat both there and back. They were also flown out each day for their hikes, known as heli-hiking.
They saw lots of mountain goats, some bears and watched an avalanche happen across the valley. Ummmm.... more nightmares.
The scenery in this great country of ours is simply amazing.
The suspension bridge...
The Mount Nimbus route is the most extensive route in North America. The route has re-bar steps drilled deep into the rock face and, maintaining an attachment to the steel cable for the duration of the route, climbers make their way up the steep (ok, near-vertical) rock faces and across suspension bridges. On the Mt. Nimbus route there is some down-climbing involved as well as an amazing 60 metre rapell down to terra firma.
Josiah was in his element. He is one adventurous young man! He said there couldn't possibly be any better trip to take, than this.