In their Christmas letter twenty years ago, Fred and Sheila raved about a hiking holiday at Purcell Mountain Lodge. On our list of places-we-must-go it went.
The lodge, small and in stunning wilderness, attracts visitors from all over the world who reserve years in advance. At an elevation of 2,140 metres, it’s a helicopter-in-out destination with a hiking season brief as a dragonfly’s lifespan.
With fewer international travellers because of the coronavirus and its variants, Magellan suggested we try for a reservation. “When do you want to come?” Jackie Mah, the lodge’s manager, asked when he called at Eastertime.