Special Event

Sun, Aug 18, 2019 10:00 AM to Sun, Aug 18, 2019 5:30 PM

This is an adults only (19+) event!

Required Fitness Level
Very Active - For Very Fast/Experienced Hikers

The hike will be along the Zupjok, Llama, and Alpaca ridge line at the summit of the Coquihalla and will be an all day event. The best of my knowledge, there is no reasonable path to continue to Vicuna and Guanaco peaks so we will return through the same route we came up.
The total elevation gain is about 900m and is a 19 km return. Since we will be reaching three peaks however, the total distance climbed up and down the three peaks will be several hundred meters more.

This is the longest hike I have attempted with the group. I expect you to come prepared with food including lunch and snacks, 2-3 litres of water, proper gear, a head lamp (yes, headlamp or flashlight in the event of injury or delay), and appropriate attire for mountain weather. Also bring suncscreen and bug spray. If someone has some walkie talkies/2 way radios, it would be awesome if you can bring them. I expect there will be varying paces throughout the group so I may split the group into 2.

We will begin at the trailhead near the washroom at the Zopkios exit at 10am SHARP. This is an all day hike. May take as long as 7 hours to return.

Please see the Hiking Addiction Kelowna group on facebook for carpooling and caravan details. There will be a West Kelowna carpool meetup in line with the Wendys and Tim Hortons in one direction and Lammles in the other. We will be LEAVING West Kelowna at 8:05 am. Be there with all your gear, food, and complete your bathroom breaks by 7:55am.

Previously I have done the Zupjok summit as a snowshoe. The views are spectacular. It will not only be a great workout, but a fantastic experience.

Attendees (14)
Hosts (1)
  • I really want to go, but will have my kiddos and I don't think they are ready for this.

    Mon, Aug 5, 2019 9:49 PM
  • I'm interested, but am aware of Steve's pace. I don't want to be that one slow one holding up the pack if everyone is super-climber! I'll keep watch to see who all is attending.

    Fri, Aug 9, 2019 9:52 AM

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