Mount Spieker

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Mount Spieker

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

$84.00

3-4 Hours/6 KM return to Mt. Spieker

Elevation Gain: 330 M (1085 ft)

Rating: Moderate

This route leads past areas of thickly bedded sandstone and conglomerate bedrock, deeply cracked in many places to create small grottos which are suitable for rock scrambling and exploring. There are a number of alpine tarns amongst the rocks.

Routes on flat-topped Mt. Spieker make for excellent hiking through intriguing geological scenery. The summit plateau, and the vertical cliffs which support it, are formed from rocks of the gates formation which were deposited in the Lower Cretaceous Period. Coal seams from this rock formation have allowed for the development of the metallurgical coal resources in the Tumbler Ridge area.

 

Included 

A summer day exploring Tumbler Ridge, BC.

Bear spray mini course. 

Proper fossil handling. 

$5 from every booking goes to Wolverine & Nordic Mountain Society

North Star Kitchen & Catering bagged lunch – Two options will be given in the registration form. 

A dessert from Lush Desserts.

The TR UNESCO Geoparks Geologist – Roy Rule join in for a quick lesson! 

Peak Wyld Co sticker. 

Draw for a hat.

A first aid kit, emergency supplies, and a communication device will be carried by guides. 

FEE & REFUND POLICY

Fee: $84.00 Tax included. 

Credit Card Payment: $80 + GST + CREDIT CARD FEES. 

Email transfer: $80 + GST

How do I pay and book? 

Click BOOK NOW at the top of the page (credit card)!

To pay by email transfer you will need to send us a direct message to register for the event and we will need to collect some information in the booking system. 

Email transfers will be sent to jocelyn@peakwyldco.ca with the event name in the message. 

What if the trip gets cancelled on our behalf? 

If cancelled due to ‘act of god’, your credit will be moved to a future date. 

2 OPTIONS FOR LUNCH: 

Buddha Bowl – Flavors expect to change but expect greens, grains, fresh veggies, cheese, possible nuts, seeds and beans. 5 OZ of protein. 

Sandwich – Fresh-made loaded sandwich or wrap depending on whatever fresh bread or wraps they have on that day. 

Made as locally as possible! 

Both options include a desert from Lush Deserts. 

You will have to choose what option you would like for lunch in the registration form. 

What to Pack?

  • 20-30L Daypack
  • Trekking poles
  • Sturdy Hiking footwear
  • Hiking shirt – long sleeves help with sun protection
  • Hiking shorts or pants
  • Rain gear – waterproof
  • Snacks
  • Water – Bladder & Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip Balm
  • Head Lamp – Extra batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Matches
  • Fire Starter
  • Emergency Shelter – Emergency Blanket
  • Bug Spray
  • Multi-tool/knife
  • Change of clothes waiting for you in the car.
  • Toilet Paper

Extra clothing is one of the 10 essentials. Weather can change quickly, and you may be out longer than planned. In every season, be prepared with additional waterproof layers, fleece jacket or warm layers, extra socks, gloves and toque and buff.

Optional:

  • Rain cover for daypack.
  • Gaiters (Great for creek crossing)
  • Bear Spray

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we meet? 

Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre – 9:00 AM 

Address: 265 Southgate St, Tumbler Ridge, BC V0C 2W0

Are dogs allowed?

No, only guides are allowed to have their dogs on the trail.

Is it women only? 

No, everyone is welcome! 

Is it beginner-friendly? 

Yes, there are some challenging parts of the trail. This tour is suitable for beginners with walking experience. You should be physically fit enough to walk up and down a few hills and walk at a comfortable pace for at least three kilometres at a time. Note, this trail is rated moderate.

Can your child join in on the fun?

Yes, we love having the whole family out. Minimum age limit is 11. 

How did we get to the location?

We will carpool in a line with the guide leading to the trailhead.

What is the cancellation policy?

Refund Policy – Due to the nature of outdoor adventures and that we have many upfront costs, all-day adventures are non-refundable. We can issue a credit for the full amount that guests can use for a future adventure with cancellations a week in advance from the date of the trip. We do everything to the best of our abilities to provide an amazing experience however due to weather & safety restrictions we may, at times, not be able to reach the summit or desired view with the group. 

If you cancel last minute 0-7 days you will NOT be issued a credit to a future event. Please give as much notice as you can, as spots are limited on each trip. 

What if the roads are bad? 

We have the meeting at the Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre at 9:00 AM giving us plenty of time to get there. Please, take your time on the roads. Make sure to have my number in your phone just in case if you can’t make it. 

Should I tip my guide? 

Tips are not expected but are certainly appreciated. If you think your rad guide did an exceptional job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted with cash or e-transfer at the end of your tour. 

Where can I go to the bathroom? 

There are plenty of places to stop and go to the bathroom. 

Is Peak Wyld Co responsible for your vehicle to the trailhead? 

No, the participant is responsible for the drive to the trailhead. Peak Wyld Co is not responsible for any damages done to vehicle while driving or parked at the trailhead.

Details

Date:
July 13
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$84.00
Event Categories:
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Venue

Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre

Organizer

Jocelyn McDonald