Update: July 1st '18 . Happy Canada Day! As usual at this time of year, the snow has recently beat a fast retreat and the Seven Summits is open to anyone that is willing to push through a little snow. Approximately 500 m (total) of pushing through snow in a few spots along the trail should be the biggest obstacle in your ride. Other than the fast melting patches of snow, the trail is currently in it's best shape in a long time. Sections that were new last year are rolling better than ever after the winter and the additions to the Dewdney trail have made the ride both longer and more fun. As always, much respect for Stew Spooner and the KCTS trail crew!
A 'bucket list' trail for many, the Seven Summits trail is a big effort for most folks. Officially an IMBA Epic, the trail lives up to its status with long demanding climbs and action packed high speed descents through rough Alpine terrain. Typically the season for an end to end on the trail is July, August and September. Occasionally we get lucky and ride it well into October but sometimes the snow comes early so it's a gamble. June is a great month for 'out and backs' to the snow line at the north end, a favourite amongst the locals.
A point-to-point ridge line trail, it is best shuttled unless you are truly fit and hungry for punishment. Please call the good folks at Mountain Shuttle at 250 231-4305 to set this up
Video of the 7 summits CLICK HERE!
Things you should know about the trail before you go: