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CO U R T E SY C M H H E L I -S K I I N G & S U M M E R A DV E N T U R E S

Gordon Precious

Mountains of Youth

Gordon Precious sets a new world record. Meet the oldest person to heli-ski.
IN MARCH, AT THE NORTHERN END OF THE CANADIAN ROCKY MOUN-

tains in British Columbia's Cariboo range, Gordan Precious heli-skied
his way into Guinness World Records fame to celebrate his upcoming
95th birthday. Guinness made the official announcement this summer:
Precious of Hamilton, Ontario, was 94 years and 306 days old when
he shredded after a whirlybird dropoff. Joined by his grandson Trevor
Young and CMH guide Roko Koell, he skied a run called Nectar to top
the previous oldest heli-skiing record-holder, who was 91.

"It was my first run by helicopter in five years," says Precious, who
has been skiing since he was 12. "It was a great way to start the week."
Precious continued to ski for the next three days with CMH, accompanied by his wife, Tracy, and Young.
Don't expect Precious to sit on his accomplishment. He plans to take
another trip with CMH in 2025. "I'm looking forward to my 100th
year heli-skiing," he says with a wide grin. Odds are good he'll be the
one to beat his own record. -Cameron Martindell

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