Last year Steve House put out an excellent series of Alpine Principles YouTube videos as part of his digital mentorship program. The first principle is "Perfect Preparation."I am a long way from applying all the sub-principles, but I will explain my approach to reviewing the route and packing light.
Garibaldi North-East Face
The first thing I did was read more about this route and get a sense of the effort required to climb it. I downloaded a KML file from Bivouac and loaded it into Google Earth to visualize the climb.
[photo]GoogleEarthView.JPG[caption]Google Earth View of the route[/photo]
Here is the view of the same route in GAIA GPS -
[photo]GAIAGPS_Bivouac.JPG[caption]GAIA GPS View of the route[/photo]
We planned to park at the gate and hike to the bivvy site (first campsite to the left in the above map) on Brohm ridge. The next day we would have an alpine start, continue on Brohm ridge, travel across Warren Glacier to get to Garibaldi's North-East Face.
Then, I searched on Instagram for the most recent pictures of Garibaldi. That's when I came across Cristian Lopez's profile. He had just done the climb, and the conditions looked good.
Packing for an Overnight Alpine Climb
Here again, I was inspired by Steve House's YouTube video, where he shares his approach to packing for an overnight climb. Here is what I packed for my climb -
[photo]Backpack_Gear_1.JPG[caption]Gear for the climb[/photo]
Bivvy gear - tarp (footprint of my 3-person tent), cord, stakes, sleeping pad and sleeping bag
Climbing Gear - Helmet, Alpine Boots, Crampons, Ice Axe, Ice Tool, 1 Snow Picket, 2 Ice Screws + V-thread tool, 1 Quick Draw, 2 Double Length... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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