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Garibaldi SW aspect from Squamish # 4561

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Date: October 2003
Vantage Point: From Stawamus Chief

Caption: Garibaldi massif.

PhotoDescr: This photo actually shows all four summits. Dalton Dome is on the left. The actual summit is the tiny tusk in the middle just above the tiny patch of glacier. Atwell Peak, known as Diamond Head, is the right hand summit. The actual Diamond Head, known as Little Diamond Head to one and all, is the bump at the end of Atwell's south ridge, just above treeline.

The Garibaldi massif formed as a partially ice-supported supraglacial volcano during the last Ice Age. When the ice melted... oops. Half the mountain suddenly (well, not ALL at once) fell over. The actual summit was probably somewhere well to the west of the current summit. The huge loose west face rising out of Cheekye Valley is the scar of the landslide, and Brackendale is the landslide deposit. Actually, much of the mass of the Ice Age volcano is now at the bottom of Howe Sound. More joins it every year. Something to think about when trying the south ridge of Atwell in winter.

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