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Trip Information
Name: Garibaldi Névé Traverse
Starts: Sat Mar 23, 2019
Meetup: TBD: see planning forum
Return: Sun Mar 24, 2019

Registration opens: Mon Feb 18, 2019
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 12

Organizer: Winifred Swatschek
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1. How strong a skier are you, off-piste?

2. Touring: How skilled are you skinning an icy skin track with an overnight pack?

3. State your avalanche skills/experience/training.

4. State your glacier travel/rescue skills/experience/training.

5. Describe your overnight ski experience.

6. Do you have a vehicle suitable to drive to the Diamond Head parking (winter tires and chains)? How many people (including yourself plus gear) can your vehicle hold?

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Participant Information

heading sound past the Shark Fin

The classic Garibaldi Névé Ski Traverse from North to South

We will get an early start in the wee hours of Saturday morning, shuttle vehicles between Rubble Creek and Diamond Head, then hike/ski from Rubble Creek to Garibaldi Lake, ski across the lake and up towards the Shark Fin.  Sunday we will complete our traverse and ski out via Elfin Lakes to the Diamond Head parking.

While this trip is fairly straightforward, good skiing ability is a must to be able to handle poor snow conditions and ski with an overnight pack.  Pace will be moderate.  We do not anticipate roping up but our group must have basic glacier gear regardless. Everyone is expected to wear their harness while traveling on the glaciers.

Gear will be discussed in the planning forum.


Note: group will travel in smaller semi-independent sub-groups for safety and efficiency.


Glacier Pikes from Garibaldi Lake

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