Monday, August 1, 2011

Heli Hiking In Canada

What could be better than hiking up a mountain? Helicoptering up it and then hiking. And what could be better than climbing a mountain? Climbing a mountain with steps built into it.

In a matter of minutes, we are introduced to our pilot, strapped in as we listened to the awesome power and noise coming from the rotating blades of the Bell 212 helicopter. There is no experience quite like that of the whirl of the rotors and the deafening sound of the motor as we lifted off the ground. It took the helicopter about 12 minutes, through some of the most breathtaking mountain ranges and awesome peaks of the Columbia Mountains in southeastern B.C.”

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