INFORMATION FOR EXPEDITION PARTICIPANTS
Flights
The cost of your scheduled flights in and out of the mountains are included in the fee and are arranged by MK Adventures. All floatplane flights depart/return from Liard Air's facilities located at Northern Rockies Lodge at Muncho Lake (245 kms west of Fort Nelson, BC). The wheeled bushplane flight to and from the head of the Prophet River leaves from the Villers hanger at the Fort Nelson Airport. Unscheduled floatplane service and/or wheel plane flights out of the M-K can also be made available, dependent on conditions (an extra charge will apply for this service).
What to Bring: An Expedition Gear List
Be sure to download our brochure, which includes a gear list; the proper gear is essential. But remember the first rule: be light.

MK Adventures will supply all cooking equipment, dishes and dish soap etc, camp shelter, horses and horse gear. Don't bring extra dishes as you won't need them. If you are a coffee drinker, bring 1 pound per week, ground for coffee press (supplied). Clothing and other gear can be packed in light stuff sacks.

A note about weather - it can do anything in the Northern Rockies! Come prepared for hot or cold conditions. Don't forget those rubber boots!

Be sure to bring binoculars and camera if you have them. Bugs aren't usually too bad in the Northern Rockies, but do bring some bug dope if you normally use it.
Food
Expedition participants will bring and prepare their own lunches and breakfasts, as well as two suppers for the group on a normal two-week trip. Watch for email updates to find out if your trip is "normal"! Rice, pasta, potatoes, and dried foods that keep are good for meals later in the trip, while some fresh food (ie meat) is OK for your first meal or two. In general, go light, as you would with heavy backpacking or canoe trekking. Please inform us if you have any food allergies or sensitivities, or prefer a vegetarian option, etc.

Best to pack your food in cardboard boxes as it will be transferred to horse panniers when you get to camp.
Communication
Muskwa-Kechika Adventures carries a satellite phone and satellite email system for use in emergencies.
Liability Insurance
Muskwa-Kechika Adventures carries liability insurance, as required by the conditions of the Park Use Permit. Contact Wayne Sawchuk if you would like further details on this.
Travel Costs to Muncho Lake
Travel costs to reach Muncho Lake are the responsibility of the participant. Air service to Fort Nelson is provided by Central Mountain Air. You can, of course, travel by personal vehicle. Participants have flown to Whitehorse, then rented or bussed south to Muncho Lake (712 kms); you may wish to check this option. MK Adventures can often help with travel to Muncho Lake, etc.; just be in touch.
Accommodation at Muncho Lake
The night before the floatplane departures, participants can stay at Muncho Lake either in Northern Rockies Lodge or in a tent in the provincial campsite. Hosts at Northern Rockies Lodge, where the floatplanes will depart, are Urs and Marianne Schildknecht, who also operate Liard Air service. For rates and booking at Northern Rockies Lodge, phone 1-800-663-5269.

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