Austin Hager

Hey I'm Austin! A 30 year old guy living in BC that loves snowboarding, climbing and most importantly hiking! I have lived all over the province finding cool outdoor related jobs. I will be hiking the Great Divide Trail (GDT) through July and August and raising money for the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. Feel free to check out the fundraising page at Hike4Hope.ca

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Section E Part 1

Section E Part 1

Section E of the GDT is known for some of the most striking views and a long stretch completely immersed in the alpine. It is 214km with 7927m of

Oct 24, 2021 : Austin Hager
Section D

Section D

Section D of the Great Divide Trail is a 97km section with 3522m of gain. We hitched the last 5km which followed the highway to Saskatchewan River

Sep 12, 2021 : Austin Hager
Section C

Section C

Section C of the GDT is 204km (126mi) long with 8069m (26473ft) gain. It took us 7 full days and a quick morning walkout.  It's home to

Aug 20, 2021 : Austin Hager
Section B

Section B

Section B was a 7 day stretch from Coleman, AB to Boulton Creek Campground. 191km (118miles) and 7900m (26,000 feet) of elevation gain. Our heat wave

Aug 7, 2021 : Austin Hager
Our First Zero!

Our First Zero!

After our quick hike into Coleman, Alberta at the end of section A we were all looking forward to getting out of the heat, catching up on sleep and

Aug 2, 2021 : Austin Hager
GDT Section A and The Nocturnal Trail Family

GDT Section A and The Nocturnal Trail Family

After a very eventful first day on trail (day 2 of the hike) it already felt like we were in the swing of things. We woke up at 3:15 at the

Jul 21, 2021 : Austin Hager
First Night on Trail!

First Night on Trail!

We did it! Section A is in the bag! 160km (100 miles) and 7000m (23000 ft) of elevation gain combined with a massive heatwave left us sunburnt,

Jul 21, 2021 : Austin Hager
Setting off for the GDT!

Setting off for the GDT!

The hike is here! June was an absolute gong show. The final prep for the hike took way more time than expected and I was super stressed out, I

Jul 4, 2021 : Austin Hager
WE HUNGRY

WE HUNGRY

Alright, Alright, Alright the food prep is coming along! Preparing all of our food has been the biggest and most time-intensive task of our GDT

May 16, 2021 : Austin Hager
The Great Divide Trail Planning: The Hoops and Hurdles

The Great Divide Trail Planning: The Hoops and Hurdles

The Hurdles Any trip that is two months long is going to have some hurdles. When you are hiking that entire distance it’s multiplied, also only

Apr 26, 2021 : Austin Hager