Mount Garibaldi/Diamond Head


Basic Glacier Climb - Mount Garibaldi/Diamond Head

Early season glacier climb of a classic BC sentinel of the Cascade range.

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  • Fri, Apr 24, 2015 — Sun, Apr 26, 2015
  • Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 23.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,610 ft


Priority for Tacoma Branch until 4/13/15. Basic grads only. Depending on weather, snow conditions and group preferences we will either climb the East Face or Brohm Ridge route. Tentative itinerary: Day 1: travel to Squamish, BC. Day 2: hike to high camp. Day 3: summit Garibaldi and travel home. Fees: Garibaldi camping -- $10/$15 for cabin.


Mount Garibaldi/Diamond Head

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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