Ascent of Mount Garibaldi on 2009-07-19

Climber: Thomas Burley

Others in Party:Brian Jones
Steve Wheeler
Randy Bosma
John Considine
James Legh
Date:Sunday, July 19, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Garibaldi
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:8776 ft / 2674 m

Ascent Trip Report

We helicoptered in to Brohm Ridge, just outside the park boundary, then headed up the ridge, over the Shark's Tooth and up to the edge of the glacier. We set up camp then spent the day enjoying some skills training with Canada West Mountain School owner/guide Brian Jones. Rapelling into a bottomless crevasse to practice ice-climbing out was the highlight.

We were up at 3:45 a.m. and headed onto the glacier under the stars. Things warmed up considerably when the sun rose, but the snow held it's consistency enough to allow us to kick steps up 50 degree snow. The bergshrund was interesting and there was some exposure above a gaping crevasse on the steep pitch, but we anchored and belayed for safety and practiced our steep snow work. The view from the top was spectacular. We were down to break camp and head back to the LZ for the chopper by early aftrnoon.

Another great trip with CWMS and Brian Jones.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2576 ft / 785 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2576 ft / 785 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Guide, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Cold overnight, warm in sun, light wind
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2576 ft / 785 m
    Route:Warren Glacier
    Start Trailhead:Brohm Ridge  6200 ft / 1889 m
    Time:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2576 ft / 785 m
    End Trailhead:Brohm Ridge  6200 ft / 1889 m
    Time:4 Hours 

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