Annual Jumbo Wild Hike

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Jumbo Pass
Purcell Mountains

The last few months have been amazing for Jumbo and there is lots to celebrate. In June of 2015, the Environmental Assessment Certificate for Jumbo Glacier Resort expired and the BC Minister of the Environment ruled that the project “has not been substantially started.” In October of 2015, Sweetgrass Productions released the documentary Jumbo Wild to international acclaim. In December, the Ktunaxa Nation will be taking the fight to protect Qat’muk/Jumbo to the Supreme Court.

Join us on Saturday, August 20th for a hike through the alpine larches and wildflowers of Jumbo Pass. We will be celebrating a wild Jumbo Valley. We will gather at Kicking Horse Cafe in Invermere at 9am to help facilitate carpooling.

Qat’muk Camp: The Annual Ktunaxa Qat’muk Camp will be taking place at the Jumbo-Toby Confluence. Hikers are invited to stop in the camp to visit and to participate in the feast at 5pm.

You can find a description of the hike, here

The Jumbo FSR is a rough road requiring a high-clearance vehicle. You can find updated road conditions here

Experience Level: Moderate. This is an 12km round trip hike with 670m of elevation gain.

*1. We are not responsible, nor liable for you so please read the trip details and ensure you are confident that the described hike is within your experience level.
*2. This trip cannot be listed as free from all danger and hazards due to the inherent danger of travelling in the mountains. By coming on this hike on August 20, 2016 you are acknowledging the risks associated with mountain travel and you will be holding yourself accountable for your own actions.