Helicopter Hiking



Helicopter Hiking Squamish, Whistler and Vancouver. Join us on a custom Helicopter assisted Hiking or Mountaineering trip. Packages range from 1 to 7 day packages.

Tantalus Mountaineering is a sensational hut based alpine hiking experience. The Tantalus Range is a signature group of peaks in the rugged Tantalus Provincial Park located in the Coast Range of BC. An exhilarating helicopter ride brings you from sea level to 2000m and the Jim Haberl Hut. The Tantalus Range has it all!

Trip Testimonial: Tantalus Mountaineering 

Trip Blogs: Trip 1 Trip 2


The Jim Haberl Hut is idea for first time Mountaineers, scramblers or hikers.  With luxuries of the newly constructed hut and variety of terrain in the Tantauls Range this trip is suited for the first time mountaineer or experienced mountain climber.  Many challenges await just steps from the little known paradise in the back yard of Vancouver and the Sea to Sky corridor. Join Altus Mountain Guides on a trip of a life time mountain climbing or hiking in the Tantalus Range.


Guide fee, helicopter flights, hut fee, breakfast, lunch and dinner, group equipment


Travel to Squamish airport. First breakfast and last dinner in Squamish.


Starting: May – October. Best months are July, August and September. (Contact us for available dates)


(Custom dates, duration, and prices are available)

1 – 7 day trips


(Custom dates, duration, and prices are available)

Only at short Helicopter ride from Squamish. With views of Vancouver and the ocean.
Only at short Helicopter ride from Squamish. With views of Vancouver and the ocean.

 Helicopter Hiking EQUIPMENT LIST

Please contact Altus Mountain Guides for any questions or expert advice on the best equipment to have.  Let us know what you need on the list before you purchase any gear.  We can lend you gear free of charge or can advise you on the best gear to purchase. 

 Personal Gear:

  • Boots – full-leather or plastic mountaineering boots. If leather, they should be well broken-in and waterproofed with snow seal or equivalent
  • Hut slippers/flip flops
  • Sleeping bag – good to approx. -5 or -10 degrees Celsius (Work best: hut will well above 0c)
  • Outer layer jacket with hood – Gore-Tex style
  • Light weight outer layer waterproof pants – Gore-Tex style
  • Lightweight thermal layers – top & bottom, Polypro, Icebreaker, etc.
  • Climbing/hiking pants
  • Gloves
  • Warm parka/jacket – down, synthetic, fleece or pile (1)
  • Sweater or vest – wool, synthetic, fleece or down (1)
  • Socks
  • Toque/warm hat – wool or fleece (1)
  • Sunglasses – 1005 UV block (1pr)
  • Headlamp with new battaries
  • Misc. personal items (camera, journal, etc.)
  • Sunscreen – minimum spf30
  • Water bottles/hydration system – minimum 1 liters
  • Walking pole(s) – Optional for long hikes

 Communal and Technical equipment / Hut Supplies:

  • (Supplied by AMG if required):
  • Compass and map
  • GPS
  • First Aid Kit
  • Ice ax and technical climbing tool
  • Climbing harness – seat harness only
  • Helmet
  • 3 locking carabineers
  • 1 belay device
  • Rope rescue cord / webbing
  • Crampons – adjusted to your boots (1 pair)
  • Ice Ax
  • Gaiters (1 pair)
  • Small “thermos” for hot drinks (optional)
  • Knife – Swiss army style
  • 1st aid (blister kit, toothbrush, blister kit, toilet paper, medications, etc.)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Dish soap
  • Pots and Pans
  • Cutlery
  • Cups and Bowls
  • Barbeque
  • 5 inch foam beads
  • In hut Library
  • Games and cards
  • 4 burner gas stove
  • Binoculars
  • Gas lanterns
  • Magical views and sunsets

About Ross Berg

Ross has guided, climbed and skied in the European Alps for the last several seasons. When he's at home he can be found working as a heli ski guide in winters and climbing alpine rock routes in summer.