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Name: Tantalus Traverse - TD, 5.8
Starts: Fri Aug 22, 2014
Meetup: TBA
Return: Mon Aug 25, 2014

Registration opens: Mon May 19, 2014
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: D5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: Don Montrichard
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

(1) What is the last mountaineering route that you have climbed or attempted?

(2) Can you build a haul system for crevasse rescue? Can you ascend the climbing rope following a fall into a crevasse?

(3) Can you drive to Squamish? How many passengers (with their gear) can you take?

(4) Can you supply a tent? stove? rope? pickets? ice screws? rock pro?

(5) What grade of rock are you currently able to lead on gear?

(6) Bonus Question: PBR, Labatts or Parallel 49?

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Participant Information

See Alpine Select route #24: "Highly recommended. This is a fine adventure over 11 kilometres of superb high alpine terrain, best done in a north-south direction; long on distance and moderate climbing, but demanding skill at route-finding and speed."

This trip involves hiring and sharing the costs of a helicopter approach. We will fly into the north end of the north ridge of Mount Tantalus, in order to begin the Traverse. The trip will end via the Lake Lovely Water trail down to the Squamish River.

Potential peak bagging along the Traverse: Mount Tantalus, Mount Dione, Serratus and Alpha Mountain.

Trip organizer will supply some of the group gear, including map, GPS, satellite messenger and first aid kit. Shared tents, stoves and ropes will be organized once the trip participants are finalized.

Each trip participant needs to provide his/her own: helmet, harness, steel crampons, ice axe, belay/rappel device, crevasse rescue gear (pulley, carabiners, sewn slings/webbing/cord), warm & weatherproof clothing, enough food and hydration to stay on the move for 12-15 hours at a time.


  • please consider NOT seeking to join this trip unless you have conducted your own research into the route, and compared that with your own experience, fitness level and skill


  • if minimum safety levels are not met (because of weather, conditions, etc.) the trip will be canceled, last minute cancellations do occur.
  • if you want to receive a response you must clearly answer  ALL "Trip Planning Questions".
  • if you haven't received response, check your email in Spam folder (some eager service providers mark club's messages as such).
  • logistics are self-organized - please use the Planning Forum attached to this trip page to organize rides to the meeting point.
  • Please update your BCMC Account Profile with your emergency contact information. To do that you have to login on the website, click the "My account" button at top right, then click on "edit profile information", then select the "private information" tab and enter your emergency contact information -- this info will stay in your profile and is made available to a trip organizer automatically -- it saves time at the meeting point.
  • if you have previously "bailed" less than a day before the start of, or been a "no show" for, one of the trip organizer's previous trips, you need not apply to join this one - you will not get a response.
Other trips or events organized by this BCMC member
Don Montrichard Grade: C-D 4-5 Start: Sat 2 Aug '14
M:4, C:3, W:0
Mountaineering in the Tantalus Range
Don Montrichard Grade: D5 Start: Sat 12 Jul '14
M:6, C:5, W:0
One of the easier routes up the north side
Don Montrichard Grade: D5 Start: Sat 21 Jun '14
M:6, C:4, W:0
Weekend attempt on a classic alpine route
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