CMH Summer Adventures Announces Guest Speaker Lineup for 2013 Trips

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Wade Davis, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, included as one of several outstanding guest speakers to host summer hiking trips in Canadian Rockies.

Wade Davis, National Geographic Explorer in Residence

Wade Davis, National Geographic Explorer in Residence

Together with these brilliant speakers, guests spend each day walking, hiking and exploring the peaks of some of North America’s most spectacular mountains.

CMH is pleased to announce an outstanding lineup of guest speakers, including renowned anthropologists, ornithologists, botanists, chefs and photographers, to host CMH Summer Adventure trips at both the Bugaboo and Bobbie Burns Lodges this summer.

The exciting roster of guest speakers scheduled for July and August 2013 will include:

Wade Davis – National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and R.C.G.S. Fellow (July 21–24, 2013 at the Bugaboo Lodge) Davis, an anthropologist, botanist, photographer, author and poet and a “passionate defender of all life’s diversity,” is a wonderful storyteller and will pique CMH guests’ curiosity as they ramble amid the majestic Rockies. Back at the Bugaboo Lodge, Davis will entertain guests with his acclaimed Massey Lectures presentation, “The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World.”

Peter Potterfield – Outdoor Adventure Journalist and Photographer (August 11–17, 2013 at the Bobbie Burns and Bugaboo Lodges (Lodge-to-Lodge) A contributor to magazines such as Conde Nast Traveler and Outside, Potterfield may be even more well-known as the author of In the Zone, Himalayan Quest, and Classic Hikes of the World. In August of 2012, he released his newest book, Classic Hikes of North America. Potterfield leads guests on a Lodge-to-Lodge adventure between the Bobbie Burns and Bugaboo lodges. Each evening, he will share stories and photos from his journeys around the world.

John Ash – Chef and Father of Wine Country Cuisine (August 26–29, 2013 at the Bugaboo Lodge) John Ash & Company in Santa Rosa, CA was the first restaurant in Northern California wine country to focus on local, seasonal ingredients that complemented the wines being made in the region – earning him the moniker of the “Father of Wine Country Cuisine.” Today, Chef Ash travels the world teaching cooking classes to home cooks and professionals and is passionate about sustainable and ethical food issues, which he will discuss, along with his latest cookbook, Culinary Birds.

Cam Gillies – Ornithologist and Photographer (July 12–15, 2013 at the Bugaboo Lodge) A new addition to the CMH Speaker Series, Dr. Gillies is a keen birder and photographer and is excited to share his passion and entertaining stories with others. Over the years, he has traveled and birded his way through Jamaica, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and, now, the remote wilderness areas of eastern British Columbia with CMH Summer Adventures.

Brian Keating – Adventurer, Explorer and Global Environmentalist (July 21–24, 2013 at the Bobbie Burns Lodge - Family Adventure) Adventurer and world traveler Brian Keating has led some 80 expeditions to the planet’s most wildlife-rich corners. The host of the Discovery Channel’s Going Wild with Brian Keating joins his wife Dee to lead an entertaining (and sometimes hilarious) Family Adventure out of the Bobbie Burns Lodge for kids of all ages. Brian and Dee are superb storytellers -- and their tall, but true, tales and evening video presentations are perennial CMH highlights.

For more than 35 years, CMH Summer Adventures has been guiding guests on extraordinary lodge-based mountain holidays – offering unique summer vacations for individuals of all ages, abilities and interests. Together with these brilliant speakers, guests spend each day walking, hiking and exploring the peaks of some of North America’s most spectacular mountains. Each evening, guests return to the comforts of the lodge where they will settle back and to listen to powerful, intimate presentations.

Offering heli-adventures since 1965, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures is the world's first and largest heli-skiing and heli-hiking operator. From their head office in Banff, Canada, CMH operates exceptional mountain experiences based from 11 lodges located in the Bugaboo, Purcell, Selkirk, Monashee, and Cariboo ranges of British Columbia, Canada. Heli-skiing takes place each year from December through April, and CMH Summer Adventures take place from July into early September. For more information about CMH go to

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