Heli Hiking Ghost Peak
July 02 2015
Heli Adventures with Selkirk Tangiers are available from July 3. Join Liz Craig on a preview flight to the alpine basin below Ghost Peak.
Looking down from the helicopter at the valley below, it is hard not to be blown away by the beauty that surrounds the town of Revelstoke; the meandering Columbia River, the lush green of the flats, and the wall of surrounding mountains.
Revelstoke's Columbia River valley
This is the first time that I’ve ever flown in a helicopter so I’m having a hard time not grinning from ear-to-ear.
A group of us are heading into the alpine for a sneak peek of the new summer heli adventure products that we are launching this summer in partnership with Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing.
As we make a sharp turn and start climbing higher into the mountains my jaw drops even further and by the time the helicopter touches down and leaves us high in the remote alpine I am beyond excited to explore this remarkable expanse.
Revelstoke alpine wildflowers
The wild flowers are just starting to bloom and are poking out in little bursts of colour amongst the spongey moss and lichen adding to the overall beauty.
Once the rest of the group has been shuttled in we set off on our half day hike.
I have to force myself to focus on the ground in front of me to avoid spraining my ankle while I ogle the jagged peaks that surround us.
Hiking in the Revelstoke alpine
After nearly an hour of hiking, we follow our guide down an embankment and come out at a stunning azure blue alpine lake where we take a moment to sit and take it all in while simultaneously devouring a tasty lunch from Baked in BC.
Blazing trails to Revelstoke's alpine lakes
Fueled by our quinoa chicken wraps and freshly baked cookies we are ready to continue our climb. A quick ascent brought us around to two more lakes nestled below the impressive Ghost Peak.
Hiking below Ghost Peak
One last scramble and we are at yet another fabulous vantage point where we relax and snap a few last shots before our helicopter arrives to whisk us back to reality.
Taking off from the alpine
Back at my desk I’m already reliving the magic of the day and I’m ready to go again... only this time I think I need to do the full day hike!
Summer Heli Adventures are offered from July 3 - Sept 7 with Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing.