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McBride Traverse · Fri. Apr. 22nd - Mon. Apr. 25th

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Start: Friday, Apr. 22nd
End: Monday, Apr. 25th

The McBride Traverse - backbone of Garibaldi Park. So remote, and yet so close to home.

If you do it the "short way" - from Whistler lifts to Rubble Creek (and don't make any routefinding errors) you're looking at something like 70km of travel and 5300m of elevation gain. Round it up to 80km and 7000m if you take the "scenic" route finishing out Diamond Head via the Neve. Its length, difficult route finding, committing terrain and remote character contribute to the numerous tales of a trip gone bad amongst local hardmen. In short - it has a reputation for providing type II fun to those whose experience has prevented them from having it for a while...

I'd like to do it, fast and light, over Easter. The plan would be for 3 days, with a buffer day in case of unforeseen circumstances.

That makes it more than 20km and 1750m vertical per day (if we take the rubble creek exit). If you're not quite sure what that means, then it's probably not the trip for you. But if you're fast, interested and know what you're getting into let's talk...

Of course this trip will require good weather and stable conditions to even be considered feasible.