Mt. Wedge Alpine Climbing

Types: Alpine, Climbing, Climbing and Mountaineering, Summer

Region: Sea to Sky

Mt. Wedge Alpine Climbing

Summit the highest peak in Garibaldi Provincial Park! If you’ve ever been to Whistler you have undoubtedly seen this towering peak. What you haven’t seen is the beautiful lakes and glaciers that hide on it’s northern flanks.

Mt. Wedge Alpine Climbing

At 2895m the aptly named Wedge Mountain is the highest summit in the Garibaldi Ranges and, of course, Garibaldi Park. If you’ve ever been to Whistler you have undoubtedly seen this towering peak. What you haven’t seen is the beautiful lakes and glaciers that hide on it’s northern flanks.

While there is an easier route to the top of Wedge, the NE Ridge is the ultra-classic route. It involves a glacier crossing that deposits your on a narrow rocky ridge that eventually leads up to a beautiful and exposed fin of snow. This is followed by a short, but steep, headwall which will deposit you you on an absolutely amazing summit. On a clear day you have amazing views of the Coast Range and can even see all they way down to Mt. Baker if there's no forest fires in the area!

If you still have a bit of energy and time you can stick around for an extra day and climb Mt. Weart! A traverse of this 2870m rocky peak accomplished by climbing up the SW Ridge via the Armchair Glacier to reach one of the best summit views around. Then descend the SE Ridge back down to Wedgemont lake and onto the valley for a well deserved cold beverage!

An all-time West Coast classic, Wedge is a must-do!

Waiver & Risk Management:

As you know, outdoor activities involve numerous hazards including, but not limited to, avalanches, crevasses, rockfall, slips and falls, equipment failure, poor weather, etc. And while we do our best to anticipate and mitigate these hazards we cannot completely eliminate them. So, as with anything fun, you will be required to sign our Participant Release to take part in one of our courses or trips.

Custom Dates Available

Just let us know what dates will work for you and we will put together a custom package.

Fine Print:

Day1 – Approach Day:

  • 8:00am: Meet in Whistler
  • 9:00am: Start the classic hike to Wedgemont Lake
  • 2:00pm: Set-up Camp
  • 3:00 pm: Alpine skills refresher near camp

Day 2 – Summit Day – Mt. Wedge:

  • 5:00am: Breakfast & lots of coffee!
  • 6:00am: Head up the Wedge Glacier
  • 1:00 pm approx: Hike back to the valley or stay another night for Weart!

Day 3 – OPTIONAL Summit Day – Mt. Weart:

  • 5:00am: Breakfast
  • 6:00am: Start up towards the Armchair Glacier
  • 12:30pm approx: Back at camp to pack up & hike out.
Mt. Wedge Alpine Climbing

Highlights

  • Highest Peak in Garibaldi Park
  • Amazing Views
  • Glaciers, Snow & Rock climbing
Types Alpine, Climbing, Climbing and Mountaineering, Summer
Region Sea to Sky
Season July - September
Prices From $899.00

Difficulty: Difficulty: Intermediate Intermediate

Good fitness is an asset as it's a big hike into the zone

What's Included

  • ACMG Certified Guide
  • Wilderness camping permit
  • Technical gear rental (ice axe, crampons, helmet, etc.)
  • Group equipment
  • Black Sheep Adventure Sports hat

What's Not Included

  • Accommodation in the valley
  • Personal equipment (boots, tent, etc.)
  • Transportation to the trailhead (available upon request)
  • Food (available upon request)
  • Porter or Photographer

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