Deep within the vast valleys of the Cariboo Mountain range in British Columbia, sits a hidden gem few others have ever seen.

The Zillmer Canyon Via Ferrata.

A route where iron rungs wind a path up rock walls, and wire bridges stretch over plunging canyons. A half-day adventure unlike any other. This is a place where your trip of a lifetime solidifies its place as a long-lasting memory.

Tightly strapped into a harness, you’re safely clipped onto a steel cable for the entire route that’s capable of holding 20,000 lbs (9,000 kg) – that’s around the same weight as five Jeep Wranglers. An ACMG guide leads the way, showing you different route options depending on your ability and preference; green, blue or black.

You’ll follow the via ferrata over bridges and up rock faces. The route closely follows a series of waterfalls, leaving you in awe of the incredible setting and the impressive roar.

All of this before topping out to unbelievable views across the pristine terrain, forging a path to otherwise inaccessible landscapes.

This is just a part of a 3 or 6-day trip at CMH Cariboos.

Located 1.5 hrs from Jasper, you’ll reach the helipad for the lodge before embarking on a flight into terrain that’s both untouched and utterly remarkable.

On arrival, our dedicated team greets you warmly at the remote well-appointed lodge which you’ll immediately call home. It’s here that you’ll find the hot tub bubbling at just the right temperature, food crafted to your exact taste, beds soft enough for the deepest sleep, and a bar stocked with the perfect cold drinks to best complement a day in the mountains.
   Delve out of your comfort zone and into something entirely new and inspiring. Take a trip that both humbles and inspires as you leave the hectic pace of daily life behind and immerse your senses in an unbelievable experience.

It’s here that you’ll not only fly above some of the most astounding scenery in the world, but to land within it, plant your feet on the soil, and roam among the enormous glaciers and mountainous peaks.

We’ve been doing this for over 40 years – we know a thing or two about a great day in the mountains.

No crowds, no trails, and no experience necessary. Just you, a heli, a guide and a few likeminded others in one of the most remarkable places in the world.

Choose from 3 or 6-day Heli-Hiking trips in British Columbia to the Bugaboos, Bobbie Burns or Cariboos. Alongside the via ferratas at all three of the CMH lodges, you can enjoy the daily Heli-Hiking or join a workshop trip.

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