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Gimli Peak and the Valhalla Guardians
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Early June to October

Group Size
Maximum of 7
Skill Level
Intermediate to Advanced

Gimli Peak and the Valhalla Guardians

This is a hike you definitely don’t want to miss! 

Located in the Valhalla Mountains, the stunning rock of Gimli, Asguard, Daag and a number of other impressive summits greet you as you ascend the into the alpine. The trail wanders on the spine of easy shoulder, working its way through avalanches paths.

The habitat is prime for wildlife, including grizzly and black bear as well as an array of forest and high alpine flowers.

  • 9.7 km (6 mi) round trip
  • 765 m (2510 ft) elevation gain
  • We also offer heli-hiking and classic alpine programs in this scenic area.
  • Trail head between Nelson and New Denver

We will choose an area that best meets your experience and interest. Contact your guide by phone or email the evening before for meeting location.

  • Meet your guide between 7:00-8: 00 am at a predetermined location, sign waivers and check gear
  • Drive up to the hiking trailhead, return time-based on distance from Nelson or Kaslo.

Programs are for hikers who have some previous hiking experience or fitness that would allow for 4-6 hours of hiking. Guests are responsible to self evaluate their skills as groups need to be matched together based on prior experience and ability. Please contact us to discuss your background and what kind of tour would suit you best.

Contact your guide by phone or email the evening before for meeting location.

Kootenay weather can vary drastically. In summer you expect temperatures to be from 8 C to 28C in the day while overnight temperature can drop dramatically in the high alpine, even below zero. Visibility could be subalpine or whiteout conditions when raining heavily or snowing or clear on bluebird days. Ensure you are dressed for all variations as temperatures, wind, precipitation can change within the day.

  • Pre-trip planning support
  • Fully certified ACMG guide service
  • Group safety equipment (communication device, rescue kit, first aid supplies, GPS, maps)

Not included in price:

  • Lunch, snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Transportation costs
  • Trip cancellation, adventure travel insurance, medical insurance

Where can I purchase personal and safety equipment?

We have some equipment available for rent, contact us.  If you’d like to buy gear consider outdoor stores in Nelson that supply service and quality outdoor equipment and gear rental, please ensure you rent/buy gear well in advance.

Rivers Oceans and Mountains 354-2056
Valhalla Pure Outfitters 354-1006

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