The Golden Hinde (7208') is the highest summit on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This fact alone makes it a must-do for any Island alpinist. The Hinde lies roughly in the centre of Strathcona Provincial Park between the Wolf and Burman River watersheds, far from the nearest road in any direction. An approach to and ascent of the mountain from any direction is, therefore, a committing 4-7 day trip involving some engineered trail but a lot more rough boot-path, steep bush, snow and ice on the approach and technical, sometimes loose, basalt rock on the mountain itself.
Perhaps the quickest approach is from Westmin Mines to the south - see the summitpost page for a description.