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Alpine Climbing Tour in the Tantalus Range

Black Sheep Adventure Sports
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3 day
Black Sheep Adventure Sports
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  • One weekend isn’t enough for you? Explore the Tantalus Range’s alpine playground over 3 action-packed days! Looking for a challenging but manageable 5.6 peak to scale, or a technical 5.9 ridge you’ll need every tool in your box to traverse? Tantalus has it all and then some. Chopper in, stay in a well-equipped mountain hut and explore routes that suit your skill level.

    • Meet your guide at the Squamish staging area at 7:30. Go over the logistics of the tour, then take a helicopter ride to the hut/camping area to drop off your gear. Then, it’s onward to Zenith Col. From Zenith Col, make the traverse over the Tantalus range, and return to the hut/camping area for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

    • Get up at 5:30 and have a hearty breakfast. At 6:30, you’ll already be out the door on the lookout for a local peak like Dione. After reaching the summit, get back down and expect to be at your hut at around 3:30 pm. Dinner is at 5 pm, after which it’s up to you how you spend the rest of the day.

    • Have breakfast at around 5:30 am and prepare for another climb. At 6:30 am, start climbing to yet another peak like Serratus. This will be a shorter field day as it’s your last day in the Tantalus, so you’ll be back at the lodge at around 12:30 to pack up. Catch your ride back to town for a burger!

    • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

      We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in the Tantalus Range, please refer to the BC Centre for Disease Control’s COVID-19 guidelines.

      Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

    • What you get on this adventure:

        • An ACMG-certified climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
        • Two, three, or four days of alpine climbing and mountaineering
        • Helicopter transportation from the Squamish staging area to the starting point of your tour and back
        • Wilderness camping permit

      What’s not included:

        • Transportation to British Columbia
        • Transportation from the airport to the Squamish staging area and back
        • Mountain hut accommodations
        • Personal alpine climbing equipment
        • Food and alcoholic beverages
    • All alpine climbs are physically demanding. An objective that is too hard for you will also be less enjoyable, as well as more dangerous. Work on your fitness by walking up hills or in the gym. Mountain days are long, low-intensity exercise, which is hard to replicate in short gym sessions, so strength exercises (squats, step-ups, stair-climbing with a rucksack) are more useful than speed exercises (running, spinning).

    • These 2-4-day expeditions are geared for intermediate to advanced climbers with some alpine climbing experience. You have to be in very good physical condition, as well as comfortable traversing and climbing in challenging alpine and glaciated terrain. Your guide will help you improve your skills and coach you when things get more challenging.

    • All technical climbing equipment can be rented from your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:

        • Helmet
        • Headlamp
        • Climbing harness
        • Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)
        • Belay device with 4 locking carabiners
        • 120 cm sling
        • Ice screw (if you have one)
        • Ice ax
        • Mountaineering boots
        • Crampons
        • Personal Prusik

      For personal items, we recommend bringing:

        • An internal frame backpack (20-30L)
        • Duffel bag (50L)
        • Sunglasses
        • Synthetic or wool socks
        • Quality base layers and bottoms
        • Gore-tex or similar ski jacket
        • Softshell pants
        • Warm puffer jacket
        • Synthetic or wool toque
        • Brimmed cap
        • Light gloves and insulated mitts
        • Clothing for lounging around the hut
        • Booties — slippers or trainers
        • Sleeping bag rated between 0 and -5°C
        • Warmer sleeping bag (for expeditions)
        • Small pillow
        • Tent (can be rented)
        • Sleeping pad (can be rented)
        • Battery pack
        • Sunscreen and lip balm
        • Camera — optional
    • Group sizes and prices:

        • The group size for these private climbs is usually between 1–2 climbers with one guide. 
        • Cost is per person and it doesn’t decrease as the group grows.

      Alpine climbing in the Tantalus Range can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.

      Min. age requirements:

        • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
        • Minors younger than 18 but older than 10 may be permitted to climb on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
        • Minors younger than 10 are not allowed to join this tour.

      If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    • To get to Squamish, BC, the starting point of this tour, most people fly into Vancouver International Airport 1 hour away. From there, you can rent a car or take a bus.

      Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, which will usually be at the staging area in Squamish. Then, you will be helicoptered out to Haberl Hut, the starting point of your tour. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.

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