• Trip duration
    2 days
  • Trip level
    -
  • Max people per guide
    2 people
  • Mountain range
    Coast Mountains
  • Best period
    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Description

Mount Garibaldi (2678 m), also known as Diamond Head, lies in the Garibaldi Provincial Park, in British Columbia. This beautiful stratovolcano sports impressive glaciers and an amazing summit. Today I invite you to join me on a 2-day exciting ascent to the top!

This trip is suitable either for first time, beginners or experienced mountaineers. No matter your level, I will ensure you enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Mount Garibaldi is located in the sea to Sky Country, 80 kilometres north of Vancouver. Literally, this ascent tour will take us from Sea to Sky! Definitely, this ascent is a must on the Sea to Sky corridor.

At the edge of the Warren Glacier there is a bivouac. Also, we will go through a steep ice and snow climb up on the north-east face of Mount Garibaldi until we reach the top. The views from the summit, looking down to the Howe Sound are simply spectacular!

We will meet in the city of Squamish. From there, a private transport will take us near Brohm ridge. We will set up our camp on the moraines by the Warren Glacier, just below Mount Garibaldi. On this first day, we will make a glacier “warm up” and get ready for the ascent next day.

On the second day, we will ascend the glacier until we reach the Northeast face of Mount Garibaldi. Then, we will start climbing to the summit. Aftery enjoyin breathtaking views we will start our way down to the camp and Brohm ridge.  You can check the detailed itinerary below this text.

Contact me if you want to be part of this exciting ascent to Mount Garibaldi! Make a reservation and let’s start planning your trip. Also, if you are looking for a more challenging ascent, check the ascent to Mt.Wadington (4019 m) that I also guide.

Itinerary

Day 1

Squamish-Brohm ridge-Warren Glacier

We will meet in Squamish. Then a  4×4 vehicle will take us near Brohm ridge. We will hike and scramble over the “Shark’s Fin” and set up our camp for on the moraines by the Warren Glacier, below Mt. Garibaldi. Then we will have a glacier “warm up” walk to scope out the route for the next day

Day 2

Warren Glacier- Mount Garibaldi summit

We will start to ascend the Warren Glacier until we reach the Northeast face of Mount Garibaldi. We will climb ice and snow to 45 degrees and scramble the final slopes to the dramatic summit, overlooking the caldera and Howe Sound. Then, we will begin our descent by the same route back to camp and down to Brohm Ridge the same day. We will enjoy the view back to the summit of Garibaldi from Squamish in time for dinner.

Price per person

1 Person1350.00CAD
Group of 2750.00CAD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
The price also includes two days of lunch, one breakfast and one dinner.Please let me know if you have your own transportation and want to provide your own food.

Other details

Meeting point

Squamish

More info

Level: for first time, beginners and experienced mountaineers. /// Please contact me for any questions or expert advice on the best equipment to have. Let me know what you need on the list before you purchase any gear. I rent gear or can advise you on the best gear to purchase. /// Personal Gear: •Boots – full-leather, They should be well broken-in and waterproofed with snow seal or similar. •Sleeping bag – good to approx. -5 or -10 degrees Celsius. •Sleeping pad – therma-rest style or closed-cell foam. •Backpack – 40-80 litre capacity. •Summit-pack – 20-40 litre capacity (Optional). •Outer layer jacket with hood – Gore-Tex style. •Light weight outer layer waterproof pants – Gore-Tex style. •Lightweight thermal layers – top & bottom, Polypro, Icebreaker, etc. •Climbing/hiking pants – nylon, fleece, Schoeller, etc. (1 pair)
•Gloves (medium weight) – wool or poly-pro (2 pair). •Waterproof gloves or mitts (gloves work best) (2 pairs). •Warm parka/jacket – down, synthetic, fleece or pile (1). •Sweater or vest – wool, synthetic, fleece or down (1)
•Socks – wool or synthetic blend (2-3 pairs). •Toque/warm hat – wool or fleece (1). •Sunglasses – UV block with good eye coverage (1pr). •Ski goggles
•Headlamp with new batteries. •Personal 1st aid (blister kit, toothbrush, blister kit, toilet paper, etc.). •Sunscreen – minimum spf45. •Water bottles/hydration system – minimum 1 liter. •Walking pole(s) – Optional but helpful for the approach/descent. •Gaiters (1 pair) – Optional if built in paint gaiters or boot gaiters /// Communal and Technical equipment: •(Supplied by me if required):
•Light weight 2 or 3 person tent. •Single burner stove and fuel. •Cooking sets (2 pots per 3 people). •Compass and map. •GPS. •First Aid Kit. •Ice ax and technical climbing tool. •Climbing harness – seat harness only. •Helmet. •3 locking carabineers. •1 belay device. •Crampons – adjusted to your boots (1 pair). •Small “thermos” for hot drinks (optional). •Knife – Swiss army style
•Personal eating utensils – cup, bowl, spoon. •Tape / Repair kit