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Le Garibaldi Neve · Fri. Feb. 26th - Sun. Feb. 28th
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Start: Friday, Feb. 26th
End: Sunday, Feb. 28th
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 6:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Club Room
The Garibaldi Nevé has been described as THE classic ski traverse of the coast mountains. It is a ~40km traverse that takes you from Elfin Lakes to Garibaldi Lake, and out via Rubble Creek. Going this route, total elevation gain is 1460m.
The route involves glacier travel and passing through avalanche paths. Therefore, having taken an avalanche course and having crevasse rescue skills is important. Saying this, if there is a high experienced-to-inexperienced ratio, I would consider having people come along who do not have these skills. I would feel comfortable with something like a 3:1 ratio. So even if you dont have AST-1 or glacier knowledge, sign up anyways and we will see what kind of numbers we get!
Moderate slopes and well-graded switchbacks will be the most difficult skiing. You should have at least been on backcountry skis before, and summer backpacking experience will be very helpful. I would say if you are comfortable skiing blue runs, and have the ability to survivial ski black runs, you should be fine in terms of skiing ability.
The gear list is here, and you'll need all the personal items on it. We will also bring harnesses. I highly recommend helmets for skiing down through the trees.
It will only run if the avalanche forecast is Moderate or lower and the weather is clear.