I’ve written several times about crossing the Garibaldi Neve Traverse. It’s a popular and spectacularly beautiful ski touring route in Garibaldi Park between Squamish and Whistler. I’ve done it quite a few times with a few variations and at varying speeds but I’ve always wondered about doing it in summer, on foot.
Nick and I have done a fair amount of tromping around in the Sky Pilot group. It’s not exactly an alpine wonderland but it is easily accessible and hosts a wide variety of adventures in tons of combinations pretty much year round. We’ve slowly been working our way around the area, ticking off summits and[…]
The Spearhead Traverse is often done over two and three days but more and more parties are choosing to go light and complete it in a single long day. The easiest route starts at Blackcomb Mountain and departs the Blackcomb Glacier via the Showcase T-Bar. It usually takes a fit and competent party 8-10 hours[…]
Kilian Jornet can definitely take credit for popularizing the idea of light and fast travel in the mountains in a way that many had not considered. His idea of “alpinrunning” is to move with the speed and efficiency of a trail runner but on terrain previously considered alpine climbing. It’s not to say he’s the first[…]
Nick and I have had the Tantalus Ski Traverse on our minds for a few years now. It’s right outside Squamish and on paper, the Traverse shouldn’t take that long. It’s 40km with 3500m of elevation gain. The terrain doesn’t exactly lend itself to moving as fast as possible however. Partly because you start essentially at[…]