Terrain: The Garibaldi Neve is an area of substantial snowfall with more than 5 meters in many winters. This snowfall tends to choke the crevasses with snow. Thus it is ideal for ski traverses. Parties usually carry a rope for emergency, but seldom rope up on the actual crossing unless they are navigating in whiteout conditions. There are several peaks which jut out of the snowfield, such as the Sharkfin, and the Glacier Pikes. The Glacier Pikes are often climbed in the morning of the second day of the Neve traverse. The Neve is most commonly accessed from the south via the Bishop Glacier or from the north via the Sentinel Glacier. It could also be accessed from the Pitt glaciers, but this is not common since the Pitt River itself is not readily accessable. The Pitt is more likely to be used as an exit route to gain access to Gray Pass and Parapet Peak to the east. This steep descent, sometimes referred to as the "black hole" has worrysome avalanche slopes above one on either side, and would not be a good idea immediately after a heavy snowfall. On the normal traverse route, the main crevasses to worry about are in the center section between the Shark's Fin and the high point just east of the Tent. This section is also quite tricky to navigate in a whiteout.