Summer Garibaldi Neve Traverse

Types: Alpine, Hikes & Treks, Summer

Region: British Columbia

Summer Garibaldi Neve Traverse

The summer Garibaldi Neve traverse offers an amazing multi-day trek along ridges and glaciers with views that just don't end and not another person in sight!

Next Course:
Leaving Jul 12 2024 from $849.00

Summer Garibaldi Neve Traverse

The Summer Garibaldi Traverse explores the beautiful icefield hidden behind Mt. Garibaldi.

The Summer Garibaldi traverse is the summer trekking version of the popular ski traverse. Mount Garibaldi (known as Nch'kaý or "the dirty one" to the indigenous Squamish people) is a dormant stratovolcano that towers above Squamish, BC at an elevation of 2,678 metres (8,786 feet). The northern and eastern flanks of Mount Garibaldi are obscured by the Garibaldi Névé, a large snowfield containing several radiating glaciers. Our route will traverse around this beautiful peak starting on the southern flanks, wrapping around past the Opal Cone (a small volcanic cone from which a lengthy lava flow descends), across the Neve (a glaciated zone on the east and north sides of the peak) and finally down Brohm Ridge to our waiting vehicle.

Trip Outline:

While we offer a few different trip options for the Summer Garibaldi Traverse the most common summer variation is the 4 day hike. This trip involves backcountry camping, some glacier travel and large packs and includes ACMG Certified guide. Some optional extras include:

  • Camping equipment rentals
  • A porter to lighten the packs and help around camp
  • A shuttle vehicle to pick you up at the end of the trip and take you back to your car
  • A helicopter flight off Brohm Ridge at the end of the traverse to save on the vehicle shuttle, a bunch of kilometers of road walking and because it's just fun!

Prices vary by group size and options/duration, just let us know how many people you have and we'll set-up your trip! The costs for the standard 4-day trip are:

4-Day Trip:

  • 1 trekker: $2,949
  • 2 trekkers: $1499 each
  • 3 trekkers: $1049 each
  • 4-6 trekkers: $799 each

Optional Extras:

  • Let us supply the food: $300/person
  • Save the walk down the gravel road at the end of the trip with a helicopter pick-up on the ridge: *$300/person
  • Don’t have a 4x4? We can pick you up at the end of the traverse for $350
  • Want lighter packs? We can supply a porter at a cost of $2000/trip

* This price requires a minimum of 2 people and depends on helicopter availability so it’s better to book it early.

Looking for Something Else?

We offer a number of other trips in the south part of the Garibaldi Park if this isn't quite what you're looking for:

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.

July 12th to 15th, 2024

Deposit Required: $300.00

6 spots remaining
Group Size6 persons
Group of 1: $3,399.00
Group of 2: $1,699.00
Group of 3: $1,139.00
Group from 4 to 6: $849.00

Fine Print:

  • A $500 deposit per person is due upon booking.
  • The final payment due 60 days prior to the trip.
  • Trips subject to 5% GST.
  • We highly recommend Travel & Medical insurance.
  • Be sure to look over our Booking Policies.
  • Participants will be required to sign a BlackSheep Participant Release as well as a helicopter company waiver

3-Day Summer Neve:

  • Day 0: Arrive in Squamish / Sea to Sky area
  • Day 1: Shuttle a vehicle to the end point before getting started hiking up Brohm Ridge to Camp
    • Optional heli drop-off on ridge
  • Day 2: Traverse the Garibaldi Neve from the Brohm Ridge camp to Elfin Lakes
  • Day 3: Traverse the ridge from Elfin Lakes out to the waiting vehicle

4-Day Summer Neve:

  • Day 0: Arrive in Squamish / Sea to Sky area
  • Day 1: Shuttle a vehicle to the end point before getting started hiking into Elfin Lakes
  • Day 2: Hike from Elfin Lakes, past the Opal Cone and onto the Rampart Ponds Campground
  • Day 3: Traverse the various glaciers of the Garibaldi Neve to a camp high on Brohm Ridge
  • Day 4: Hike down the ridge and back to the shuttled vehicle
  • (Optional) Heli pick-up on the ridge
Summer Garibaldi Neve Traverse


  • Stunningly beautiful area
  • Glacier traverse
  • Remote area with little traffic
Types Alpine, Hikes & Treks, Summer
Region British Columbia
Season July to August
Next Departure Jul 12 2024
Prices From $849.00

Difficulty: Difficulty: Intermediate Intermediate

The trip involves some glacier traversing and easy scrambling but nothing overly difficult. Your guide will provide instruction on the proper use of crampons, etc. for the glacier. Days are generally in the 6 hour range. Prior experience backcountry camping required.

What's Included

  • ACMG Certified Guides
  • Glacier Travel Equipment

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to trailhead at the start
  • Transportation from the trailhead at the end (need a 4x4)
  • Food & beverages (can be supplied upon request)
  • Personal equipment (pack, tent, sleeping bag, etc.)


  • Wool or Synthetic Socks (1 or 2 pairs)
  • Base Layers: Top & Bottom
  • Light Mid-Layer Jacket
  • Hiking Pants
  • Gore-Tex or Similar Outer Jacket
  • Warm Puffy Jacket
  • Toque & Brimmed Cap
  • Light Gloves & Insulated Gloves

Personal Equipment:

  • Sturdy Hiking or Light Mountaineering Boots
  • 50-70L Pack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and Lip Cream
  • Head Lamp
  • Sleeping Bag (-5 to -8C)
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Tent
  • Camera (optional)

Safety Equipment (available upon request):

  • Harness & 2 locking carabiners
  • Mountaineering Axe
  • Hiking Poles
  • Crampons
  • Helmet

Food & Cooking:

  • Breakfasts x 3
  • Lunches x 4
  • Dinners x 3
  • Snacks
  • 1L – 1.5L Water Capacity
  • Bowl, Cup & Spoon/Fork
  • Stove, Fuel and a Pot

Note: We have rentals available for almost everything that you would need for this trip, just let us know what you need and we can get it organized.

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