heli-hiking, the hottest outdoor trend among those who wish to enjoy peak experiences sans time and hassle. The top outfitters plop you into a mountaineer’s box seat, with alpine flowers in your eyes, and, yessiree, no one else in sight.
Here are a few guides who can get you on that mountaintop.
Canadian Mountain Holidays
(Banff, Alberta, Canada, 800-661-0252, www.canadianmountainholidays.com)
Hitaluga Guide Service
(Hiline Lake, Alaska, 907-733-2874, www.hitaluga.com)
(New Zealand, 011-64-3-319-6609,
— Ken McAlpine