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30September 2017

It all started with a van and a clipboard

As many people know, Rudi founded Purcell back in 1974. Forty-three years later, things have grown a lot from the early days. We have a beautiful lodge, a heli-pad, a fancy sign, high-tech communication systems, piles of safety gear and emergency manuals. Guiding staff, kitchen staff, reservations and marketing staff. But that’s[...]

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17September 2017

The Joy of Unplugging

When you go heli-skiing in our massive operating area, it’s pure, remote, empty backcountry. There’s no wi-fi and no cell coverage, anywhere. In fact, because of transceiver interference, your cell phone needs to be off, like OFF off, unless you’re taking a photo. Does that make you feel a bit uneasy,[...]

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22August 2017

Do you want a vacation, or an adventure?

Mmmmm, margaritas by the pool. Hammock swinging, boat cruising, patio-lingering, lose-track-of-time time. When your biggest task of the day is trying to get all the sand off your shorts. (Give up quickly. Sand always wins.) It’s so good. Vacation time. We come back from vacations with a little extra tranquillllo in our step, refreshed,[...]

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12August 2017

It’s Never Too Late

My grandmother is 98 and a half years old. She’s got all her wits firmly in place, takes the time each day to dress each like she’ll be attending an upscale cocktail party, and can tell jokes that crack up the young and old. She refers to anyone younger than her[...]

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