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Tips to Keep You Safe Hiking The Chief in Squamish

The west coast mountain has one of B.C.'s most popular summit trails

The Stawamus Chief is a granite monolith that stands 700 metres over Squamish with sheer cliffs dropping to the valley floor. It’s one of North America’s most popular rock climbing areas, but hiking to the summit of this granite outcrop has quickly become one of the most popular hikes in the Sea to Sky region.

Although relatively short, this trail sees a high number of easily avoidable injuries and search and rescue incidents each year. This new video will help you plan and prepare for this trail.

The British Columbia Search and Rescue Association supported this initiative. Plan ahead and be prepared. If you find yourself in an emergency situation, use your communication device to call 9-1-1.

Hiking The Chief

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