Wedge Mountain Summit

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Wedge mountain, if you have ever visited Whistler BC you have certainly noticed the formidable Wedge Mountain.

This peak is the largest (2904m) of the Garibaldi park which ranges from Squamish to north of Whistler and one of the best mountaineering climbs near Whistler.

The most common Wedge mountain climb is via the NE ridge route; A classic of steep snow and ridge climbing to a terrific summit.

The Goods

Length: 2 days

Starting point: Whistler BC

Summit Elevation: 2904M, 9530ft

Season: June 1 - September 1

Max Guide to Guest Ratio: 2:1

Style of climbing: Steep snow and ice

Cost: Starting at $740 per person

What's Included

What's included

  • Guide’s fees
  • Group equipment
  • Two days of lunch
  • One breakfast, one dinner
  • Transportation from Squamish to trailhead (4x4 road)
  • Photos of the climb 
Not Included

Not included

  • Pre and post valley accommodation
  • Sleeping bag + mat
  • Tent
  • Use of mountaineering boots
Gear list

Gear list

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 equipment: (supplied by Altus if required)

  • Light weight 2 or 3 person tent
  • Single burner stove and fuel
  • Cooking sets (2 pots per 3 people)
  • Personal eating utensils – cup, bowl, spoon
  • Compass and map
  • GPS

Technical equipment (supplied by Altus if required)

  • Ice axe 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
  • Tape / Repair kit
Prerequisites

Is this for you?

The number one questions we get from our guest is "are they ready for a multi-pitch?". 99.9% the answer is YES, our guide job is literally to push guests ability. If you have some minimum climbing and eagerness for a day of adventure we can make the day for you!

  • Previous rock climbing experience, in the gym or outside
  • Have top roped 5.6 as a minimum
  • Fitness to be moving for a minimum of 3 hours
  • Can hike 1 hour in gentle uphill terrain
  • Likes being outside

Sounds too basic for you? We got you covered, our crew can guide anything from the easiest to nearly the hardest routes in Squamish.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: We take the classic hike from the valley bottom to the Wedge hut at Wedgemount lake.  Day 2

Day 2: Alpine start, ascending the Wedge glacier and up the NE ridge to the summit and returning to the valley later that day.

*Contact us for custom dates, duration and itinerary

The objective

Mount Garibaldi Northeast face is a classic snow and ice route with climbing up to 45 degrees and a slew of technical crevasses and a bergschrund to cross.

Elevation gain from parking: 1500m

Elevation gain on the glacier: 600m

Climb steepness: 45 - 55 degrees

Distance (one way): 10km

 

North Face of Mt. Garibaldi
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Custom dates all summer

1 Participant (1:1) $1260

2 Participants (2:1)$760 / person

Larger Groups or durationsContact us

Add-Ons

Vancouver Heli Skiing - Altus Mountain Guides
Trip Photographer

Personal photographer to capture the trips epic moments.

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Still Have Questions or Concerns?

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or requests on how we can make this the best trip ever!!!

About Ross Berg

Ross has guided, climbed and skied in the European Alps for the last several seasons. When he's at home he can be found working as a heli ski guide in winters and climbing alpine rock routes in summer.