Tantalus Range Mountaineering

Local, Remote, Epic Alpine

The Tantalus Range is the most convenient, stacked, beautiful mountaineering destination on the coast of BC. With ample snow and rock routes close to the hut, this area is truly the pinnacle of mountaineering in the Sea to Sky area.

There are 2 areas in the range: Lake Lovely Water, where the Tantalus Hut is located, and the higher alpine area where the Haberl Hut is located.

The climbing around the Tantalus hut is non-glaciated and more scrambling than technical climbing.  Glaciers surround the Haberl hut, and all the routes involve snow/ice climbing and more technical rock. We almost exclusively climb out of the Haberl Hut.

The Goods

Length: 1 or more days

Starting point: Squamish, BC.

Summit Elevation: 2678M (8786ft)

Season: June 1 - October 1

Max. Guest to Guide Ratio: 2:1

Style of Climbing: Steep snow and ice

Cost: Contact us

Scheduled Trips

June 25- 27$1645

July 9- 11$1645

July 23 - 25$1645

August 13 - 15$1645

September 3 - 5$1645

Book a Custom Trip

One day trip$1330

1 Climber with Heli

One day trip$1430

2 Climbers with Heli

Multi day tripCustom Pricing

Contact us for custom dates, duration and itineraries


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Day 1: Meet your guide at the  Squamish helipad.  A 10-minute flight lands us a the Jim Haberl hut.  After settling into the hut, crampons go on, and we tackle our first objective.

Day 2 to 5: Climb one or all of the classic peaks in the area. We will fly back to Squamish at the end of the trip, returning around 3 or 4 pm.









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tantalus Range mountaineering

Lake Lovely Water + Tantalus Hut Area

The ACC built the Tantalus hut in 1961 as a base for mountaineering in the Tantalus Range. It is located at the outflow end of Lake Lovely Water (elevation 1170m / 3850 feet) in the Tantalus Range in the Coast Mountains, approximately 64 km northwest of Vancouver. This site is located in Tantalus Provincial Park. The Tantalus Hut is a two-storey wooden structure with a large kitchen/dining room on the main floor and a separate sleeping loft above with foam mattresses for 20 people. While the Tantalus area offers limited simple hiking opportunities, the scenery at Lake Lovely Water alone is fabulous. In good weather, people enjoy swimming, boating and fishing. There is a wide variety of climbing and scrambling opportunities for various grades.  CITEE

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Lake Lovely Water Climbing Objectives

Omega Mountain: The closest peak to the hut, a short jaunt through the woods, lead to the morainal slope and finally a summit right with difficulties to low 5th class.

Niobe Mountain: Often connected with its neighbouring peak Pelion. A similar start to omega, but with a quick glaciated section and easier rock to the summit! 3rd class scramble


Alpha Mountain East Ridge 5.8: Arguably the best route in the range. A steep somewhat rough hike leads to East ridge of Alpha Mountain. Climbing up to 5.8 on a good granite ridge!

Alpha Mountain North West Ridge 4th class: Also used as the descent route from the East Ridge. A hike along the east side of lake lovely water take (or canoe) takes us through the alpine to the Serratus/Alpha col. 4th class scrambling


Haberl Hut Area

The Jim Haberl Hut is ideal for first-time Mountaineers or hikers.  With the luxuries of the newly constructed hut and various terrain in the Tantalus Range, this trip is suited for the first time mountaineer or experienced mountain climber.  Many challenges await just steps from the little-known paradise in Vancouver's back yard and the Sea to Sky corridor.

An exhilarating helicopter ride brings you from sea level to 2000m and the Jim Haberl Hut. Crampons are a must as you step out of the hut and make your way toward the dayʼs objective: Serratus, Alpha, Dione orTantalus. Each offers its own unique challenge: rock, ice, snow and mixed – the Tantalus Range has it all!

Jim Haberl Hut Tantalus

Haberl Hut climbing objectives

Mount Serratus: This is the closest peak to the hut with lots of options!  Our most common routes are North Face, West Ridge, Crosmiques Arete.

Mount Serratus - North face

serratus north face



Mount Serratus - Crosmiques Arete 5.9

Crosmiques arete
cros line

Mount Serratus - West rib


Mount Serratus - West face decent

Serratus W Face Rappel

Mount Dione and Tantalus

These are the crown jewels of the area, side by side peaks forms the impressive wall seen from the highway

Mount Dione SE Face

Mount Tantalus SE spur

Dione and Tantalus showing the lines we climbed

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.