Stein Alpine Circuit 2020

Duration: 5 Days  

Level: Moderate

Min Group Size: 4

Max Group Size: 8 

Price: Adults $1596 CAD

2020 Dates:

July 26

Aug 12

Depart From: Whistler (8am)

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Summary

The Stein Alpine makes up the most scenic section of the famous Stein Traverse. It is a breathtakingly beautiful area that we will access by helicopter to avoid a long and somewhat tedious hike in. Full of glorious blue lakes and scenic peaks and valleys it has been described as the most beautiful alpine region in southwest BC. 

For the most part there are trails but some areas we visit will be off trail so be prepared for some rougher travel. The reward for a trip here is a fairly wild and pristine area that few people visit, but one that contains amazing scenery. We might also bag a couple of peaks while we're there as the area is a scrambler's delight. Nights will be spent enjoying the stars in this area with absolutely no light pollution.


Itinerary

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 10am to drive to Whistler Heliport from where we will fly by helicopter to Lizzie Cabin. We choose to fly in because, to be frank, the hike into Lizzie cabin is long and rather tedious. We may use this facility as a base and hike with day packs but all depends on the weather and what the group would like to do, moving each day and setting up new camps is also an option.

DAY TWO to DAY FOUR - Totally above the treeline and in the magnificent alpine we will explore the many lakes (Long, Arrowhead, Heart, Iceberg, etc.) and the mountains that surround us. There will be the opportunity to reach at least a couple of easy scrambling peaks (Anemone and Tabletop) 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 area is scenically outstanding and home to a great deal of wildlife including grizzly and black bears. An added advantage should the weather turn bad is that we can utilise the famous Lizzie Cabin as a shelter and place to cook and eat.

DAY FIVE - On our last day we will be picked up in the late afternoon or early evening so there is the opportunity for a final full days or hiking and swimming before our helicopter arrives to pick us up and return us to Whistler.


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What’s Included

  • 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 when on trail i.e. 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners

  • Trail snacks

  • Soft beverages during car journeys

  • All park permits and fees

  • The services of one of our guides for the duration of the trip


What's Not Included

  • Breakfast on day one

  • Dinner on day six

  • Appropriate clothing and hiking boots



Wildlife Viewing

Chances of seeing:

  • Black Bears - possible

  • Grizzly bears - possible

  • Wolves - possible

  • Cougars - less likely

  • Big Horn Sheep - possible

  • Deer - possible

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