Scrambling in the Dickson Range
Duration: 6 Days
Level: Moderate to Strenuous
Min Group Size: 2
Max Group Size: 8
Price: Adults $1396 CAD
Aug 3 & 20
Depart From: Whistler (11 am)
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The Dickson Range is part of the southern Chilcotin mountains. Although geographically not far from the tourist haven of Whistler it is remote and difficult to access so receives very few visitors. Many of the peaks here were only climbed for the first time in the 1980s. It is a breathtakingly wild area ripe for adventure.
This is a trip for those who have some experience hiking and are fit and looking for a bit of a challenge. The reward is a fairly wild and pristine area that few people visit and the opportunity to have an adventure like no other. There is a rough trail on the way in but mostly we will be travelling off trail and forging our own path. The whole area is a real scrambler's delight so one of our aims will be to bag a couple of easy peaks.
Please bear in mind that this is a wilderness hike and the itinerary is only a suggestion and not set in stone.
DAY ONE - We depart from Whistler at 11am to drive the scenic but infamous Hurley Road to the small community of Gold Bridge. From there we pass by Gun Lake to take another forestry road to the trailhead. We will camp either at the trailhead or a short distance along the trail.
DAY TWO - Today sees us hike to a small lake at the western end of the range which will make up our initial base camp. Along the way we will need to cross Slim Creek using climbing harnesses attached via a carabiner to a steel cable (see photographs in the gallery).
DAY THREE to DAY FIVE - There will be the opportunity to reach at least a couple of easy scrambling peaks and maybe a couple of more difficult ones as we decide on a daily basis what our objectives will be. Be sure to bring your camera as this areas is scenically outstanding and home to a great deal of wildlife including grizzly bears.
DAY SIX - Making the hike out and returning to our transport we will drive back to Whistler to be there around late afternoon or early evening. On the way we will probably stop in at Mile One in Pemberton for a well deserved burger and fries.
Pay a deposit then fill out a booking form.
All transport from pick up at your hotel in Whistler to drop off at the end of your tour
5 nights camping accommodation
All camping equipment (tent, sleeping mat,sleeping bag, headlamp, eating utensils, etc.)
All meals and snacks when on trail i.e. 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
The services of one of our guides for the duration of the trip
What's Not Included
Meals when not on trail
Appropriate clothing and hiking boots
Chances of seeing:
Black Bears - possible
Grizzly bears - possible
Wolves - possible
Cougars - less likely
Big Horn Sheep - possible
Deer - possible
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