When I first started hiking the mountains of BC, I would come across these mysterious green rockets at the summits of peaks. Adding to the mystery, many of them were incredibly remote with no other surrounding infrastructure or access.

After finding several of these, I finally decided to figure out what they were. It turns out they are radio repeaters set up by groups like search-and-rescue and the provincial government.

I’ve always been annoyed to reach a summit that has a communication tower. Especially loud stations that have generators or power lines. For some reason I don’t have the same experience with these green rockets. I have even come to appreciate their presence and even seek them out as a destination!

There are likely hundreds of these across the mountains. Here are a few I hope to visit someday:

Thompson Mountain (Kootenays)