Mama's Adventure
Santa Cruz Trek 
in PERU

 

june 1 - 10

Price $5800

Moderate Difficulty

 

Are you an adventurous mother or considering the choice of an adventurous motherhood? This is a trip designed to get mom's out on a fun supported adventure through the magnificent peaks of Peru via the Santa Cruz Trek. The Trek is a 31 mile route  through some of the most spectacular mountains of Peru. Towering over 20,000ft these mountains will truly inspire. The trek will take 4 days and 3 nights, the highest point will be 15,617 feet as we venture over Punta Union Pass. Each day will follow a relaxed pace with the option for bonus side hikes/runs. One of the most unique aspects of this trip is the personal transformation components. I am an Intuitive Mindset Coach and will have daily exercises to help you overcome fear and remove belief systems that no longer serve you to help you reach and expand as an individual and a mother. I am bringing my 3 month year old. Kids are welcome, this will be a camping trip but with style. We will have a cook and support crew including donkeys to carry our gear, set up our tents, and overall help us where needed as this is a mom's + trip. 

ITINERARY

June 1:  Fly to Lima (airport code: LIM). Most flights arrive after 9PM. Sleep in 4-star hotel connected to the airport.   

June 2:  Flight to Huaraz in the early AM. Prep day in Huaraz. Sleep in Huaraz.
June 3:  Hike from trailhead up the main valley for 4-5 hrs to camp one. Donkey supported   

June 4:  Hike to camp Two.  5-6 hrs. Donkey supported.  

June 5:  Hike to camp Three. 5-6 hrs. Donkey supported.  

June 6:  Hike out, bus to Huaraz. Celebration Dinner!    

June 7:  Relaxed day in Huaraz.

June 8:  Fly to Lima, fly home.

 
 
Running Adventure
Chilcotin Mountains 
in British Columbia, Canada

JULY 19 - 21, 2020

USD $2300​

This 3-day alpine running adventure is a short but epic one through British Columbia’s South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park. You’ll be running over centuries-old, horse-packed trails that follow the natural contours of the mountains, forest and meadows. You’ll camp in rustic cabins and big, walled tents. Your backdrop will be endless stretches of jagged, rocky peaks and crystal-clear mountain lakes. 

 

Please note that you will be running with anything that you bring with you. There is no luggage transfer between accommodations. We recommend packing as light as possible in a 20L pack.

 

Start / End location: Whistler, Canada


This trip is run in partnership with Tyax Adventures and Altus Mountain Guides.

WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?

This trip is for experienced runners/fastpackers who have completed trail marathons or ultras, and have extensive trail running experience in wilderness settings, and in changing mountain weather. You will be out on the trails for 5-8 hours per day, and must be able to run 20-28KM (12-18mi) per day distance with elevation gains up to 1400M (+4500ft) per day. You will need to carry a lightweight pack (10-20L) with needed gear for this trip (including but not limited to; daily food and water, sleeping bag liner, extra layers, and camp clothes).

DAY 1

LORNA LAKE TO BEAR PAW CAMP

After meeting in Whistler, we travel by floatplane to Lorna Lake. Once you step off the plane, your sense of seclusion will be immediate. We start uphill, running switchbacks up Lorna Pass. After taking in the expansive views and having lunch at the top, we make a gradual descent to Bear Paw Camp in the heart of a forested meadow.  
Distance: 8.1KM (4.97mi)

Elevation: +331M (+1,085ft) / -521M (-1,709ft)

 

DAY 2

SPRUCE LAKE

Today is a long one. We head out from Bear Paw along the Deer Pass Trail. It’s a steep ascent, followed by a long descent into a valley and along Mid Gun Creek Trail. We’ll pass by Trigger Lake and Hummingbird Lake, turn onto Lower Grasslands Trail before finishing off with a final ascent to Spruce Lake. We spend the night in camp at Spruce Lake. 

 Distance: 27.3KM (16.96mi)

Elevation: +941M (+3087ft) / -521M (-1,709ft)

 

DAY 3

TYAX LODGE

Running mostly downhill, we take the Gun Creek Trail all the way to Tyax Lodge where everyone can celebrate with dinner and cocktails before flying back to Whistler. 

Distance: 25.7KM (15.96mi)

Elevation +145M (+476ft) / -864M (-2,834ft)

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • IFMGA certified guides

  • 3:1 participant to guide ratio

  • Arc'teryx Athlete

  • 2 nights accommodation in backcountry canvas tents

  • Float plane flights from Whistler to Lorna Lake and Tyax Adventures lodge back to Whistler

  • Meals: 2 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 2 dinners

  • Cocktail send off on last day

  • Camp crocs and fleece to wear at Tyax camps

  • Camp bedding

  • Carbon offset

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to and from Whistler

  • Emergency travel medical insurance, including evacuation coverage (mandatory)

  • Trip cancellation and interruption insurance (optional but recommended)

  • Gratuities for guides

  • Whistler accommodation

  • Sleeping bag liner

  • Souvenirs and purchases of a personal nature

 

Running Adventure
wind river range
 Wyoming

AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2020

USD $3600

Run through one of the most spectacular remote wildernesses in the U.S. Wyoming’s Titcomb Basin, in the Wind River mountain range, is nearly 30KM (19mi) from the nearest dirt road. But that doesn’t mean all comforts are lost. While you spend your days running past lakes and glaciers, you’ll spend your nights in a custom-built, fully stocked base camp with a skilled chef. Pack horses will carry the weight of your gear, while you focus on enjoying running through the mountains. The camp sits at over 3,000M (9,845ft) above sea level, where the vegetation ends and the awe-inspiring alpine terrain begins.

 

Start / End location: Jackson Hole, USA

 

This trip is run in partnership with Exum Mountain Guides.

WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?

This trip is for experienced runners/fast-packers who have completed trail half marathons, and have recent extensive trail running experience in wilderness settings. You should also be prepared to adapt to changing mountain weather conditions. You will be out on the trails for 5-8 hours per day, and must be able to run 20-28KM (12-18mi) per day with elevation gains up to +600M (+2,000ft) per day. You will need to carry a trail running lightweight pack (10-20L) with needed daily gear for this trip (including but not limited to; daily food, water and extra layers).

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1

ARRIVAL DAY

We meet at our hotel in Jackson where we kick off the trip with a group briefing, welcome dinner and hi-fives.

 

DAY 2

ISLAND LAKE 

We drive to Elkhart Park Trailhead, just outside historic Pinedale. The trailhead sits at 2,835M (9,300 ft) at the edge of the Wind River mountain range. We warm up with a few kilometers of forest on the Pole Creek Trail before taking a break at the inspiring Photographer’s Point. The next section takes us past the high alpine lakes of Eklund, Seneca and Little Seneca. Then we tackle the last pass of the day, which takes us to Island Lake at the start of Titcomb Basin, and we settle into camp. 

Distance: 19.3KM (12mi)

Elevation: +640M (+3,000ft) / -305M (-1,000ft)

 

DAY 3

INDIAN PASS

We run into Indian Basin, which lies under Fremont Peak (Wyoming’s 3rd highest peak). This remote alpine cirque is breathtaking, surrounded by 3,963M (13000 ft) peaks and huge couloirs. The view from Indian Pass is dramatic, and it reveals the highest glaciers in the Lower 48.  

 Distance: 16.1KM (10mi)

Elevation: +638M (+2,093ft) / -638M (-2,093ft)

DAY 4

TITCOMB BASIN

This relatively flat run will take us through the heart of Titcomb Basin. The walls of the basin tower 915M (3,002ft) over our heads and high alpine lakes sit just a few feet from our running trail. We are right in the centre of the Wind River range, far removed from “civilization.”

 Distance: 16.1KM (10mi)

Elevation: +183M (+600ft) / -183M (-600ft)

DAY 5

POLE CREEK TRAIL

We return to the Elkhart Trailhead via the Pole Creek Trail. We’ll take our time so we can enjoy our last day in “the Winds.” We’ll have a celebratory dinner together back in Jackson. 

Distance: 19.3KM (12mi)

Elevation: +427M (+1,400ft)

 

Day 6

DEPARTURE DAY 

Everyone checks out and says their goodbyes before heading home.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • IFMGA Certified Guide

  • 4:1 participant to guide ratio

  • Arc'teryx Athlete

  • Accommodation for 5 nights (2 nights hotel / 3 nights in backcountry camp) 

  • Meals: 5 breakfasts / 4 lunches / 5 dinners 

  • Transportation between Jackson Hole and trail head

  • Tent and group camping equipment 

  • Carbon offset 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to and from Jackson Hole 

  • Emergency travel medical insurance, including evacuation coverage (mandatory)

  • Trip cancellation and interruption insurance (optional but recommended)

  • Gratuities for guides

  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad and pillow

  • Souvenirs and purchases of a personal nature

Ski Mountaineering
volcanos
in Chile

 

September 2020 

 

This is a ski adventure with an incredible coaching component.  Do you get in your own way? Does fear hold you back? Do you want to become a better mountaineer and push what is physically and mentally possible? Then it all starts with your mindset and this unique trip is for you. We will be working with the four human domains - mind, body, spirit, and  heart,  to help you become the best version of yourself in the mountains. If you desire to learn more about leadership in the mountains, you have the opportunity to be a part of the whole process. I have space for four ladies who are ready for transformation. I will be working directly with each of you as we also work together as a team. This coaching aspect is limited to four but is a part of a larger coed group with two IFMGA mountain guides who will also have clients. We will have our own transportation and hotel rooms. We will work together on the mountains, occasionally join up for team dinners, and travel caravan style. 

 

The entire team will show up confident in preparation, gear, and the fact that we will ski a ton of amazing terrain. We’re keeping the exact agenda “fast and loose” to allow for conditions adaptation. For instance, in the event of a drier snow year we will want to spend more of our time further south. The agenda is flexible, but the main “bones” of the trip (start and end dates, arrival/departure airport, the fact that we will ski a bunch of amazing peaks!) won’t change.

Itinerary 
(times will also be set aside for coaching)

  • September 

  • Itinerary:   

  • 1: Travel to Santiago (airport code: SCL)
    2: Meet up and head out of town 
    3: Ski tour near Santiago Cerro Pintor or Cajon Del Maipo
    4: Drive to Chillan. 6 hours. Waterfalls and wine along the way
    5: Ski - Light to mid-sized ski day near Chillan 
    6: Ski - Main event number one. Volcano Chillan 
    7: Drive from Chillan to Pucon. 
    8: Hike to hut on Lanin (first half only skiers: fly home from Santiago this day) 
    9: Bonus ski day 
    10: Lanin summit day and ski!  
    11: Exit Lanin
    12: Drive from Pucon to Osorno. Fly Osorno to Santiago. 
    13: Travel home from Santiago.

  • Included:

    • Travel, lodging, guiding, coaching and group gear in Chile

    • Pre-trip training plans, gear lists, and personalized advice

    • Post-trip, professionally captured and printed photo with follow up coaching session.

  • Excluded:

    • Travel to and from Santiago

    • Food and drink

 Price: $4900 (per person, based on double occupancy)

Includes:

Ground transportation, lodging, guiding, coaching and group gear in Chile 
Pre-trip: training plans, gear lists, and personalized preparation advise 
Post-trip: professionally captured and printed 20"x30" image of your favorite photo from the trip and follow up coaching sessions

Not Included:

International flight to and from Santiago
Food and drink

Itinerary 

  • Day 1, transit to Golden  

  • Day 2-5,  Fly into Purcell Mountain Lodge. Then we will choose, based on conditions, from a huge array of options from mellow glades, to steep pillow lines, or summits. 

  • Day 6, fly back to Golden drive to Calgary.

  • Day 7, fly home.

Included:

  • Shuttle from Calgary to Golden, lodging, meals, guiding, and coaching sessions. 

  • Pre-trip training plans, gear lists, and personalized advice

  • Post-trip, professionally captured and printed photo

Excluded:

  • Flights to and from Calgary

  • Libations at the lodge

  • Personal equipment

 


 

Backcountry Ski Lodge
Couples workshop
 in Canada

 

Backcountry skiing in Canada is a true "rite of passage". So many incredible places like Rogers Pass, Aemmer Couloir, Bow Summit and Seven Steps of Paradise elicit images of the steep, deep, untracked, and iconic. From a posh hut just a short helicopter flight from Golden, BC some of the world's best day-trip mountain ski touring can be found. We have the option to tour east for the powder of the mellow glades or northeast to some of the iconic summits of the area. This is one of those legendary hut -based ski touring trips. Not only will we have options to ski amazing terrain but Mark and I are offering a unique time to enhance your relationship. We will teach you how to create a thrilling relationship while having an amazing adventure. We will ski all day and then have a five star meal followed by a teaching by Mark or myself on different topics of successful relationships. It is a non intimidating group format where you can choose to share or choose to listen. We create a place for growth and transformation for your relationship.