For more than 35 years, Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) has been perfecting the art of matching elevated adventures with inspiring thought-leaders for its Summer Adventure packages and for a second year in a row, CMH has confirmed world-renowned story teller and explorer Wade Davis for a three-day summer heli-hiking trip from July 21 - 24, 2013.
Davis has carved out time in his schedule for this CMH Heli-Hiking adventure in a year that has him traveling and presenting to more than 38 different global destinations and audiences, including in four multi-destination National Geographic Expeditions. As a TED Talk favourite, Davis' world-wide speaking engagements are sold out, drawing fans for his award winning books which include: Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest; The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World; The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass; and River Notes: A Human and Natural History of the Colorado. Rates for the Wade Davis CMH Summer Adventure are $2,640 Cdn per person (based on double occupancy), and include three nights accommodation in the Bugaboo Lodge, transportation from Banff to the Bugaboo heli-pad, two and a half days of guided mountain exploration with helicopter flights, a special presentation by Wade Davis (and the opportunity to meet, hike and interact with him), meals, all snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and use of CMH hiking equipment (boots, jacket, day-pack, water bottle).Described by National Geographic as, âone of the explorers of the millennium,â Davis has also been awarded the Explorers Medal (the Explorers Club top honour), and in 2004 was made an honorary member of the Explorers Club â one of only 20. In 2012, he received the David Fairchild Medal for botanical exploration.âOur guests have the rare opportunity to simply spend quality time with Wade, doing something he loves: hiking and exploring the Bugaboos. As a teenager, he spent time here as a junior park ranger,â says Dave Butler, CMH's director of sustainability. âThe intimacy of our trips allows our guests to truly connect with inspiring and thought-provoking individuals like Wade, and to hear his captivating lectures in the magical shadow of the Bugaboos spires.â Davis' global popularity is such that his books have been translated into seven different languages and sold close to one million copies. In 2012, Into the Silence was awarded the $30,000 Samual Johnson prize, the most prestigious award for literary non-fiction in the English Language. Upcoming publications include a second book of Wade's photographs from 2002 to 2012, and an edited volume of the journals and letters of Oliver Wheeler â the first Canadian on Everest. For more information and to book this heli-hiking adventure with Wade Davis, please visit www.cmhsummer.com/WadeDavis Wade Davis is one of several trips offered throughout July, August and September with CMH that feature high-profile guest speakers. Other notable luminaries for the 2013 season include Sonoma Valley chef and father of wine country cuisine, John Ash and adventure author Peter Potterfield.About CMH's Bugaboo Lodge:Bugaboo Lodge sits about 1,600m (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 on a glacier to the north of the famous 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, people may visit www.cmhsummer.com or www.cmhski.com . -30-Media contacts:Brian Cant, Tartan Group: 250-592-3838 or firstname.lastname@example.orgDeirdre Campbell, Tartan Group: 250-592-3838 or email@example.com