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Garibaldi Neve (Intermediate Friendly) · Fri. Mar. 6th - Sun. Mar. 8th
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Start: Friday, Mar. 6th, 8:00 am
End: Sunday, Mar. 8th, 10:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Mar. 3rd, 6:15 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom
Have you ever wanted to ski the Garibaldi Neve? Me too! A group of myself and four others have plans to do a version of the Neve starting on Friday, March 6, and returning on Sunday, March 8. We want five more people to join us, for a total of two cars.
As Garibaldi Lake doesn't seem to be quite frozen yet, the plan is somewhat tentative; but no matter what, we will do some ski touring. One option is to go in through Diamond Head/ Elfin Lakes and out through Brohm Ridge. Another is to go from Elfin Lakes to Rubble Creak, via Mt. Price. The lake is frozen! We will go from diamond head to Rubble Creek, on the standard route, staying at the Elfin Lake Hut and Sphinx (Burton) Hut. I personally want to attempt a summit of Garibaldi, but if a group doesn't want to we can certainly split into two groups. Maybe the two cars can even travel opposite directions, swapping car keys in the middle of the traverse. I made the trip three days so we have plenty of time for climbing mountains and skiing! If weather and/ or avi conditions are poor, a completely different objective may be selected. We can figure all of this out at the pre-trip.
This will be an intermediate-friendly trip. Everyone should have their AST I and Glacier School 1, or equivalent experience. This does not mean you have to be an amazing skier (I am not), nor be named Uli Steck; it just means you have to be comfortable surviving a winter weekend in the mountains, and have some basic knowledge.