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Week-Long Tantalus Dirtbagging (Intermediate/Advanced Friendly) · Sun. Jul. 24th - Wed. Jul. 27th

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Organized by: Matteo Agnoloni.

Start: Sunday, Jul. 24th
End: Wednesday, Jul. 27th
Pre-trip meeting location: TBA


The Tantalus Range is one of those places that is so close yet so far. The approach itself consists of an exciting crossing of the Squamish River. Since I will be free of employment and academic responsibilities through July and August, I want to spend a considerable amount of time in this area; between 5-7 days. I'd like to climb each of Alpha, Serratus, Dione, and Tantalus and really get to explore this area. I'm interested in doing some 4th class mountaineering routes as well as some low 5th class alpine routes, probably not going any higher than 5.7. This allows for many options. In the Alpine Select guidebook, there are 12 routes in this area that are 5.7 and below, with 5 of those routes being 4th class.

I'm going to set the maximum amount of people to 6, though depending on chosen objectives, I don't expect 6 of us to be hitting the same objectives at the same time. Unless it is a 4th class route, we will most likely be splitting up in to subgroups depending on preferences and everyone's skill level. Saying this, you must be self-sufficient in the mountains and confident in your own abilities.

This trip would probably be described as intermediate/advanced friendly. It is not meant to be instructive at all. Confidence in glacier travel and crevasse rescue skills is mandatory. You should be fine with exposure, route finding, and the inherent risks associated with mountaineering/alpine climbing. To be honest, if you have to question what may be involved with this type of trip, it is likely not suited for you. I hate having to turn people down, but I may have to depending on experience levels. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email! :)


Posted: 2016-04-26 19:53:10
Last modified: 2016-07-23 02:41:11