Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mt Shredibaldi...


The second day of spring 2014 delivered some of the best winter like conditions we'd experienced this season. I seriously questioned whether or not I'd make a Garibaldi summit this year only one month ago. The lack of snow left the Warren and North Pitt glaciers riddles with crevasses and non favourable shredding conditions. When we set off early Friday morning I had no idea if the situation had been worked out and the bergs were passable.


It's tough to beat the views of the Tantalus Range from Brohm Ridge.


After 30 minutes we deployed our glacier gear as we stepped onto the warren glacier.

 

I absolutely love the world of ice on this mountain....


Much to my surprise the North Pitt Glacier was well covered and most slots were bridged.


Garibaldi Provincial Park is spectacular!


Juicy looking approach....



The Northeast face's bergs looked good to go!  



The boot-pack was elbow deep in -10deg temps but that meant this would be one of the best runs of the season....  





I can't stop taking photos of Atwell!  





Another Garibaldi summit! In true fashion the mountain was engulfed by clouds and it started puking 15 minutes after reaching the summit. This made the upper descent interesting to say the least.        



After we got out of the steeps it obviously cleared up....


Home in 30 minutes....


Mmmmm Atwell!

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