Mt Garibaldi


Climb the North East Ridge of Mt Garibaldi with Altus Mountain Guides. Mt Garibaldi or also known as Diamond Head is in Garibaldi Provincial Park and is the last peak in the chain of strato-volcanos that extends up from California’s Mt. Shasta.  Mt Garibaldi sports massive glaciers and a truly Olympian summit in Garibaldi Park. This two day guided trip up Mt Garibaldi has a bivouac at the edge of the Warren Glacier and a steep snow/ice climb up the north-east face of the mountain to its highpoint at 2678 meters or 8,786 feet. This is a grand outing that takes you literally from Sea to Sky! Scaling Mt Garibaldi with a guide is a “must do” climb on the Sea to Sky corridor.  Mountaineering on Mt Garibaldi is an experience that has to be seen to believed.  The vistas off the top of Mt Garibaldi looking down to the Howe Sound are next to none world wide.

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Who for

For first time, beginners and experienced mountaineers

What’s Included

Guide’s fee, team equipment, two days of lunch, one breakfast, one dinner. (Contact us for custom dates, duration and included costs)


Beginning in June – October


(Contact us for custom dates, duration and included costs)

Let us know if you have your own transportation and want to provide your own food.

$1350 per person 1:1 (guide to guest)

$750 per person 1:2   (guide to guest)

Mt Garibaldi North Face and NE Ridge RouteMt Garibaldi North Face and North East Ridge route.


Two day trip. (Contact us for custom dates, duration and included costs)

Day 1: Meet in your guide in Squamish, 4×4 approach to Brohm ridge, hike and scramble over the “Shark’s Fin”, set up camp on the moraines by the Warren Glacier, bellow Mt Garibaldi.  Glacier “warm up” walk to scope out the route for the next day.

Day 2: Alpine start, ascend the Warren glacier to the Northeast face of Mt Garibaldi. Climb ice and snow to 45 degrees and scramble the final slopes to the dramatic summit, overlooking the caldera and Howe Sound. Descend the same route off Garibaldi back to camp and down to Brohm Ridge the same day. They enjoy the view back to the summit of Garibaldi from Squamish in time for dinner.

On route to the Summit of Mt. Garibaldi

On route to the Summit of Mt. Garibaldi

Mt. Garibaldi EQuipment List

Please contact Altus Mountain Guides for any questions or expert advice on the best equipment to have.  Let us know what you need on the list before you purchase any gear.  We rent gear or can advise you on the best gear to purchase.  

Personal Gear:

  • Boots – full-leather, They should be well broken-in and waterproofed with snow seal or similar
  • Sleeping bag – good to approx. -5 or -10 degrees Celsius
  • Sleeping pad – therma-rest style or closed-cell foam
  • Backpack – 40-80 litre capacity
  • Summit-pack – 20-40 litre capacity (Optional)
  • Outer layer jacket with hood – Gore-Tex style
  • Light weight outer layer waterproof pants – Gore-Tex style
  • Lightweight thermal layers – top & bottom, Polypro, Icebreaker, etc.
  • Climbing/hiking pants – nylon, fleece, Schoeller, etc. (1 pair)
  • Gloves (medium weight) – wool or poly-pro (2 pair)
  • Waterproof gloves or mitts (gloves work best) (2 pairs)
  • Warm parka/jacket – down, synthetic, fleece or pile (1)
  • Sweater or vest – wool, synthetic, fleece or down (1)
  • Socks – wool or synthetic blend (2-3 pairs)
  • Toque/warm hat – wool or fleece (1)
  • Sunglasses –  UV block  with good eye coverage (1pr)
  • Ski goggles
  • Headlamp with new batteries
  • Personal 1st aid (blister kit, toothbrush, blister kit, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Misc. personal items (camera, journal, etc.)
  • Sunscreen – minimum spf45
  • Water bottles/hydration system – minimum 1 liters
  • Walking pole(s) – Optional but helpful for the approach/descent
  • Gaiters (1 pair) – Optional if built in paint gaiters or boot gaiters

Communal and Technical equipment:

  • (Supplied by AMG if required):
  • Light weight 2 or 3 person tent
  • Single burner stove and fuel
  • Cooking sets (2 pots per 3 people)
  • Compass and map
  • GPS
  • First Aid Kit
  • Ice ax and technical climbing tool
  • Climbing harness – seat harness only
  • Helmet
  • 3 locking carabineers
  • 1 belay device
  • Crampons – adjusted to your boots (1 pair)
  • Small “thermos” for hot drinks (optional)
  • Knife – Swiss army style
  • Personal eating utensils – cup, bowl, spoon
  • Tape / Repair kit