It must be the launch of CMH Summer Adventure's 2013 Bodacious Girlfriend GetawaysHelicopters and majestic mountains are no longer a mainly male domain thanks to a series of women only heli-hiking trips by CMH Summer Adventures.
Women of all ages and stages will be embracing the breathtaking beautify of Canada's Columbia Mountains during a series of Bodacious Girlfriend Getaways this August. And every remarkable, gutsy, vivacious and voluptuous woman who books their heli-hiking getaway before Feb. 28, 2013 will receive a complimentary Lululemon Swiftly Tech ½ zip lightweight pullover, valued at $88 Cdn that is perfect as a moisture wicking base layer under hiking gear and stylish to wear on its own. The rates for the three night and 2.5 day getaways are $2,690 Cdn per person, based on twin occupancy and include accommodation; all meals and snacks; the use of top-quality hiking equipment including boots, jackets, daypacks, rain-pants, walking poles and water bottles; and daily guided helicopter trips to some of the most amazing hiking areas in the Columbia Mountains of British Columbia (immediately west of the Canadian Rockies), with fully certified guides. The focus of each Bodacious Girlfriend Getaway is on mind and body health and wellness, with each of the three trips hosted and guided by remarkable women with expertise in outdoor recreation, fitness and yoga, food and wine.âOur Bodacious Girlfriend Getaways have become an annual retreat for women returning year after year; however, we celebrate and welcome all newcomers on these special trips,â says Sarah Pearson, marketing & media relations manager for CMH. âThis is a perfect getaway for women travelling on their own. If they like, we can match them up with a roommate or they can book private accommodation. Our CMH promise is that, although they may arrive on their own, they will leave sharing special bonds with new friends and many, many wonderful memories.â Throughout the day CMH offers multi-level hiking experiences via helicopter to various mountain peaks, followed by evenings back in the luxury of the mountain lodge where gourmet meals and smart cocktails provide the perfect backdrop for camaraderie and making new friends. The Bodacious Girlfriend Getaways for 2013 include: - Bodacious â The Classic (Bugaboos), Aug. 20 - 23:Hosted by Mimi Harris and yoga instructor Lindsay Anderson, the classic bodacious trip includes lots of hiking and bonding on the mountains. Harris is an avid hiker who has guided women along the iconic West Coast Trail and last May trekked to Everest Base Camp to raise funds for a school in Nepal. Anderson is not only a hiking and ski guide, she is a registered massage therapist and yoga instructor who was born and raised in Banff, AB. - Bodacious â Stretch n' Stir (Bobbie Burns): Aug. 17 - 20:Hosted by sisters Chef Sandra Davis and yoga instructor Julie Sagan, this getaway combines hiking with yoga and cooking classes. Davis is the owner of The Saucy Gourmet, based in Edmonton, AB, and specializes in catering, in-home cooking classes and specialty meal preparation. Sagan is a certified yoga instructor and owner of Bikram Yoga West in Edmonton, AB. - Bodacious â Cork n' Core (Bobbie Burns): Aug. 23 - 26:Hosted by life-long best friends Margo Sutter and Cindy Pocza, the focus of this bodacious getaway is also on core strength and how it affects daily recreational activities including hiking. As well, Sutter and Pocza are avid wine enthusiasts who will bring their passion back to the lodge to share their growing knowledge of wine tasting and matching wine with food. For more information, and to book a Bodacious Girlfriend Getaway, visit www.cmhsummer.com/bodacious. About CMH's Summer Lodges:Bobbie Burns Lodge accommodates 44 heli-Hikers in 24 rooms, all with private bath. The lodge has an outdoor whirlpool, sauna, games room, porch-side basketball hoops, shop, and a fireplace in its roomy common area. Its extensive wine cellar is certainly one of the world's best in a wilderness lodge. It is also home to CMH's Valley bottom adventure trail with seven zip-lines over raging rivers, a spectacular high ropes course and the Mt. Nimbus Via Ferrata, a metal pathway to a summit that would otherwise need technical climbing skills and tools. On a Via Ferrata, hikers wear a climbing harness and clip into two tethers attached to a cable. Moving along an exposed mountain like rock climbers, the ascent is made easy by steel rungs drilled into the rock at convenient intervals. Bugaboo Lodge sits about 1600m (nearly a mile) high, with 35 rooms with private baths, a wood and stone bar-lounge, spa area with sauna, steam room, a games room, a handy shop, and a rooftop hot tub with an extraordinary view. The Bugaboo Lodge is home to The Skyladder Via Ferrata as well as one of CMH's newest summer adventures; CMH Glacier Treks, a thrilling, explorative, but technically easy hike through the Bugaboo Spires. An experience that has traditionally been the elite realm of technical rock climbers, with CMH anyone with enough fitness for an all-day hike will be able to participate in the incredible experience of walking under kilometre-high pillars of vertical granite looking down into the mouths of ancient crevasses â and then returning by helicopter to the comforts of the Bugaboo Lodge.About CMH: CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures is one of the oldest adventure travel companies in North America and operates in 15,000 square kilometres of the Purcell, Selkirk, Monashee and Cariboo mountains of eastern British Columbia from eight backcountry lodges and three town-based hotels including the Adamants, Bobbie Burns, Bugaboos, Cariboos, Galena, Valemount, McBride, Revelstoke, CMH K2, Gothics and Monashees. CMH also prides itself on its world renowned service, a safety culture led by internationally certified guides, as well as an award-winning sustainability program. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-661-0252. For more information, visit www.cmhsummer.com or www.cmhski.com. -30-Media contacts:Brian Cant, Tartan Group: 250-592-3838 or firstname.lastname@example.org Kate Rogers, Tartan Group: 604-880-1494 or email@example.com