Potential hikers are reminded in detail in our registration package that high altitude hiking is strenuous and they need to be fit.
Each hike is led by a day leader to assure safety and compliance with the Parks Canada camp agreement.
All hike leaders are volunteers attending the respective camps. They receive no remuneration for leading hikes.
For safety and environmental reasons, our day hikes have no more than 10 hikers and preferably not fewer than 6, but an absolute minimum of 4 hikers.
Each day hike group carries a first aid kit and portable GMRS walkie talkie with pre-established and tested communication procedures.
An emergency response plan (ERP) is prepared for each year’s hiking site location. Helicopter evacuation procedures are pre-arranged and included in the ERP.
A medical aid volunteer attends each week’s camp; this role is filled by doctors, nurses or EMTs. The medical aid volunteer also goes out on day hikes and that group carries a satellite telephone in addition to the portable GMRS walkie talkie.
Our day hike groups stay together so as not to disturb wildlife but also to alert wildlife to our presence. Within each day hike group, hikers stay together to help and watch out for one another in the group.