Day 1: Diamond Head to Upper Ring Creek
There is no point detailing the route to the Garibaldi Neve, which is standard fare in the Coast Mountains. We took the summer route to the Elfin Shelter and set up camp in a rain and graupel storm about 150 metres below the Garibaldi Glacier in upper Ring Creek. The route below the Gargoyles and down into Ring Creek could qualify as the first traverse of terror, as, by the time we got there, the snow was sloppy and isothermic and wet slides from above seemed a real possibility. We walked down the moraine at the end one at a time for fear of setting a slide off had we tried to ski this short but steep slope.
Day 2: Across the Neve to Glacier Pikes To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
The previous nights storm was still going in the morning, but by about 10.30 am a sucker hole enticed us out and we got away in about an hour, soon finding the sucker hole had slammed shut. Nevertheless, we had enough breaks in the storm to navigate our way across the Neve and out to a campsite in the pass west of Glacier Pikes. We had a wonderful sunset with...
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