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Mystery Expedition

The Details

Location: Manatee Glacier
Duration: 7 Days
Cost: $2750 CAD + 5% gst
Dates: April 13 - 20, 2019
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Big Mountain Glamping

Every spring we head out into the wild, remote mountains to set up base camp and ski. This year we will fly into the Manatee Glacier in BC’s Coast Range. Our base camps are well-stocked, with multiple space domes for socializing and private tents for sleeping – this is glamping in the finest sense. This year we will set up shop on the Manatee Glacier in BC’s Coast Mountains.

This trip has room for 6 guests.

This trip is for advanced to expert skiers who are comfortable and experienced spending time in the backcountry. Good fitness is required to make the most of your trip. You will be camping in the snow – adventurous souls only!

Backcountry safety and mountaineering skills are required.

ACMG Ski Guide

Helicopter Flight in and out,

Accommodations (basecamp tents)


Whitecap and Whitecap International cannot make exceptions to the cancellation policy for any reason, including personal emergencies and weather.

All cancellations must be received in writing. If we receive your cancellation more than 10 weeks prior to the start of your trip, you have two options:

a) We are happy to rebook your reservation if you find an alternative date of the same season at Whitecap and McGillivray Pass Lodge, or Whitecap International.

b) We provide a full refund, less a $400 administration fee

If notice is received less than 10 weeks prior to the starting date, no money will be refunded.

For more information about our cancellation policy, please contact us by calling toll-free at 1.604.862.9757 or by email at info(at)

We strongly recommend that all guests purchase trip cancellation insurance and most importantly trip medical and evacuation insurance. Evacuation insurance can be purchased from Whitecap upon booking your trip.

We also do recommend that all guests purchase medical insurance and evacuation insurance if you
do not already have a policy. The specific is evacuation and repatriation insurance coverage, most travel policies do not cover this, please check with your provider to see if you are covered.


We recommend purchasing our $50 evacuation insurance upon booking your trip to cover the costs of helicopter flights in the case of emergency.

Mountaineering Checklist

  • Harness
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Helmet
  • 3- non-locking carabiners
  • 2- Locking carabiners
  • Belay/Rappel device
  • 1- double length sewn sling
  • 1- 5 meter/7mm cordelette
  • 1-3 meter/ 6 or 7mm cordelette
  • Headlamp and spare batteries
  • Ski Equipment

    • Ski boots (well-fitting, ski-touring boots recommended)
    • Skis or splitboard snowboard
    • Ski poles (adjustable type recommended)
    • Adhesive climbing skins (Fitted to width and length of your skis/board)
    • Backpack capacity: 30-40 litre (2000-2400 cubic Inches)
    • Avalanche probe
    • Snow Shovel
    • Avalanche Transceiver (457 KHz single frequency)
    • Spare transceiver batteries (purchase new ones & check for correct size)
    • Ski goggles
    • Glacier glasses/sunglasses
    • Insulated water bottle (Camelback or other hydration system)
    • Small thermos (optional)

Other Important Stuff

  • Personal first-Aid & blister Kit (second skin, compeed, athletic tape, personal medications, Ibuprofen, etc…)
  • Earplugs
  • Sun block (high SPF rated or zinc-type ointment)
  • Camera & film (spare camera batteries and/or charger for digital cameras, plus USB connector)
  • Repairs & spares kit (for own model of A/T, telemark, or snowboard binding Systems)
  • Personal liquor supply, wine preferably in boxes (due to weight restrictions, beer is available at Lodge)
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Reading materials, notebook, pencil, map of Area (small one provided for use)
  • Sleeping bag

Ski Clothing

  • All-weather ski pants (Schoeller type fabric)
  • Long underwear, shirt and bottoms (poly-pro/wool blends)
  • Fleece tops and bottoms (wind-stopper)
  • Warm socks (3 Pair)
  • Ski gloves / Mitts / Waterproof Outers (2 pair)
  • Gore-tex outer jacket / parka (with hood)
  • Gore-tex over pants
  • Down/Synthetic jacket (warm, “puffy” type jacket)
  • Neck gaiter/tube
  • Toque (ski hat)
  • Sun hat (baseball cap or sombrero) & bandana

Have Questions?
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