encourages Canadians to get active with high flying Rocky Mountain adventure contest

Winner receives 3-day Heli-Hiking adventure for two + 3-nights at Canadian Mountain Holiday's Bugaboo Lodge + $1000 of Arc'teryx gear + return airfare

Published Saturday, January 26, 2013

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Winner receives 3-day Heli-Hiking adventure for two + 3-nights at CMH Summer Adventures’ Bugaboo Lodge + $1000 of Arc'teryx gear + return airfare

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 Photo Credit: Brian Goldstone,Canada’s fastest growing online active lifestyle retailer of high quality apparel and gear, has kicked off 2013 with a high flying Rocky Mountain adventure contest that includes a  three-day Heli-Hiking Adventure for two in the BC Bugaboos. “The contest includes a three-night stay at CMH Summer Adventures’ Bugaboo Lodge plus $1000 of Arc'teryx gear and return airfare for the winner,” says Dave Nagy, VP Marketing. “ is delighted to offer Canadians an opportunity to win a trip for two to explore the beautiful Bugaboos."

The company will fly the winner and a guest to Calgary, where they’ll head out to Banff before taking a helicopter ride out to the CMH Summer Adventures’ Bugaboo Lodge, high in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The winner will be able to explore the glaciers beneath the towering granite of the Bugaboo Spires, hike along ridge lines and through flower-filled meadows and challenge him/herself on the Skyladder via Ferrate (a fixed route with metal rungs and ladders).  The trip includes all meals and snacks, and use of all hiking/climbing and trekking equipment required. 

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Jamie Clarke, Founder, at Everest Summit, 2010.  Photo Credit: Scottie Simper’s Founder Jamie Clarke adds, "I have been on mountains on all seven continents and there is no place I love as much as the Canadian Rockies. The Bugaboos by helicopter is one of my favorite adventures and Arc'teryx makes some of my favorite gear, so the way I see it, this is one of the greatest contests that we have ever offered."

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In the Bugaboo Breakaway contest, the winner will receive the following package:

-A three night stay for the contest winner and one (1) guest at CMH Summer Adventures’Bugaboo Lodge;

-$1000 to spend on gear from Arc'teryx, to be redeemed only at;

-Airfare to and from Calgary International Airport (YYC) from the major airport nearest to the contest winner;

-$500 to pay for and organize transportation from Calgary to and from Banff for the contest winner and one (1) guest;

-All meals & snacks;

-Use of all hiking/climbing and trekking equipment required (hiking/ mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes, harnesses as well as a backpack, rain jacket and water bottle);

-A night in Banff on the first day of the trip (day of arrival) before departing by helicopter for Bugaboo Lodge.

Note to Editors: Winner must redeem their vacation between July 5, 2013 and September 10, 2013. The Grand Prize has no cash value and is non-transferrable.No purchase is necessary to participate. Contest closes on February 28, 2013.



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About the Bugaboos

The Bugaboos are located in the northwestern extreme of the Purcells in the Columbia Mountains, in the south-east of British Columbia. The nearest towns are Radium and Golden. They are commonly subdivided into four divisions: the Bugaboo Glacier Peaks, and the Eastern, Central, and Western Spires. The nearby Vowell and Conrad Groups are usually considered separate from the Bugaboos. The Beckey-Chouinard (South Howser Spire), West Ridge (Pigeon Spire), Northeast Ridge (Bugaboo Spire) and Snowpatch and Surf's Up (Snowpatch Spire) attract world-class climbers. There are both bolted and free routes throughout the group. Climbers and hikers often use the 40-person Conrad Kain hut, maintained by the Alpine Club of Canada. Located near Snowpatch Spire, the hut replaced the original fibreglass igloos placed by BC Parks. The Bugaboo Lodge, constructed in 1967, is near the eastern boundary of the park. Heli-skiing and heli-hiking are conducted from the lodge into the park. Ski touring is also popular in the group during the winter.


About CMH

Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) 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.



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