Tantalus Alpine Adventures

Types: Alpine, Climbing, Climbing and Mountaineering, Summer

Region: Squamish

Tantalus Alpine Adventures

Using the picturesque Haberl Hut in the heart of the Tantalus Range as a base of operations this helicopter accessed alpine climbing and mountaineering adventure has it all: Granite spires, long ridges, beautiful glaciers, ocean views, cell service and a BBQ

Next Course:
Leaving Jun 29 2024 from $1,449.00

Tantalus Alpine Adventures

The Tantalus Range – all the adventure, none of the bushwacking!

Using the picturesque Haberl Hut in the heart of the Tantalus Range as a base of operations this helicopter accessed alpine climbing and mountaineering adventure has it all: Granite spires, long ridges, beautiful glaciers, ocean views, cell service and a BBQ. The staging area is located just 45min from Vancouver in the beautiful town of Squamish, BC. Trips typically run from Friday to Sunday and include a couple of peaks and draw droppingly beautiful sunsets. This allows you get in 2 days of alpine climbing and mountaineering while only missing a minimum of work! If you’re looking for an amazing alpine experience this summer you’ve found it!

The Area:Tantalus

We will camp high in the alpine at the col between the mountain peaks of Dione & Serratus. Just northwest of Squamish, the area is accessed by helicopter making it easy to bring some good food and wine and leave the boil-in-a-bag meals at home.  At 6,600′ (2,000m) above sea level the camping area is surrounded by glaciers and rock. Basically put on a harness and start the adventure at the tent.

Mountaineering & Alpine Climbing:

The terrain in the Tantalus area is ideal for alpine climbing and mountaineering. There is a wide variety of mixed snow and rock routes of various grades on peaks such as:

  • Tantalus Traverse – 5.6
  • SE Face of Dione – 4th Class
  • SW Buttress of Dione – 5.10-
  • East Ridge of Alpha – 5.7
  • NW Buttress of Alpha – 4th Class
  • West Face of Serratus – 4th Class
  • North Face of Serratus – Snow & Ice
  • Red Tusk – 5.6

Trip Options:

We offer a variety of trip length options depending on how long you would like to spend in this alpine paradise and what the objectives are. Our most popular is the 2-day Tantalus Traverse but we also offer 3 day, 4 day and longer trips as well.

  • 2-Day Trip: $1,349 / person with 2 climbers ($2,699 for a single climber)
  • 3-Day Trip: $1,749 / person with 2 climbers ($3,449 for a single climber)
  • 4-Day Trip: $2,099 / person with 2 climbers ($4,149 for a single climber)
  • 5-Day Trip: $2,449 / person with 2 climbers ($4,999 for a single climber)

These prices include 0.2 hours of helicopter time in a Bell 206 as well as the guide and group gear but not your food.

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.

June 29th to July 1st, 2024

Deposit Required: $500.00

2 spots remaining
Group Size2 persons
Pricing
Group of 1: $3,449.00
Group of 2: $1,749.00

July 3rd to 5th, 2024

Deposit Required: $500.00

2 spots remaining
Group Size2 persons
Pricing
Group of 1: $3,449.00
Group of 2: $1,749.00

July 6th to 7th, 2024

Deposit Required: $500.00

1 spots remaining
Group Size1 persons
Pricing
Group of 1: $2,699.00
Group of 2: $1,349.00

July 9th to 10th, 2024

Deposit Required: $500.00

Sold Out
Group Size1 persons
Pricing
Group of 1: $2,699.00
Group of 2: $1,349.00

July 12th to 15th, 2024

Deposit Required: $500.00

1 spots remaining
Group Size1 persons
Pricing
Group of 1: $4,149.00
Group of 2: $2,099.00

July 16th to 17th, 2024

Deposit Required: $500.00

2 spots remaining
Group Size2 persons
Pricing
Group of 1: $3,449.00
Group of 2: $1,749.00

August 3rd to 5th, 2024

Deposit Required: $500.00

1 spots remaining
Group Size1 persons
Pricing
Group of 1: $3,449.00
Group of 2: $1,749.00

August 10th to 13th, 2024

Deposit Required: $500.00

Sold Out
Group Size1 persons
Pricing
Group of 1: $3,449.00
Group of 2: $1,749.00

Fine Print:

  • A $500 deposit 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
  • Extra flight time for traverse drop offs, etc. is in addition to the above prices.

Sample 2-Day Itinerary:

Day 1 – Tantalus Traverse

  • 7:30am: Meet at the Staging Area
  • 8:30am: Helicopter ride into the hut/camping area to drop gear then onto Tantalus
  • 9:00am: Traverse over Tantalus and down to the hut/camping area
  • 6:00pm: Arrive back at the hut/camping area for dinner

Day 2 – Departure Day

  • 5:30am: Breakfast
  • 6:30am: Head out the door for close summit like Serratus
  • 1:00pm: Back at the hut/camping area
  • 2:30pm: Fly back to the airport

Sample 2.5-Day  Itinerary

Day1 – Arrival Day:

  • 3:30pm: Meet at the Staging Area
  • 4:30pm: Helicopter ride into the Hut
  • 5:00pm: Alpine skills refresher course near the hut
  • 7:00pm: Back at the hut for dinner

Day 2 – Summit Day:

  • 5:30am: Breakfast
  • 6:30am: Head out the door for a local peak like Dione
  • 3:30pm: Back at the Hut
  • 5:00pm: Dinner

Day 3 – Summit Day & Departure Day:

  • 5:30am: Breakfast
  • 6:30am: Bag another peak like Serratus
  • 12:30pm: Back at the Lodge to pack up & get ready for the helicopter
  • 2:30pm: Catch our ride back to town for a burger

Sample 3 & 4 Day  Itineraries

Day1 – Arrival Day:

  • 7:30am: Meet at the Staging Area
  • 8:30am: Helicopter ride into the hut/camping area to drop gear then onto Tantalus
  • 9:00am: Traverse over Tantalus and down to the hut/camping area
  • 6:00pm: Arrive back at the hut/camping area for dinner

Day 2: Shorter Day:

  • 7:30am: Breakfast
  • 9:00am: Head out the door for a local peak like Alpha or Serratus
  • 3:30pm: Back at the Hut
  • 5:00pm: Dinner

Day 3 (on 4-day package)

  • 6:30am: Breakfast
  • 8:00am: Head out the door for a local peak maybe the seldom climbed Red Tusk
  • 5:30pm: Back at the Hut
  • 7:00pm: Dinner

Departure Day:

  • 5:30am: Breakfast
  • 6:30am: Bag another peak like Serratus
  • 12:30pm: Back at the Lodge to pack up & get ready for the helicopter
  • 2:30pm: Catch our ride back to town for a burger
Tantalus Alpine Adventures

Highlights

  • Stunningly beautiful area
  • Amazing mountains on the doorstep
Types Alpine, Climbing, Climbing and Mountaineering, Summer
Region Squamish
Season July to September
Next Departure Jun 29 2024
Prices From $1,449.00

Difficulty: Difficulty: Intermediate Intermediate

There are routes for all ability levels

What's Included

  • ACMG Certified Guides
  • Helicopter ride up & back (0.2 hrs)
  • Wilderness camping permit
  • Black Sheep Adventure Sports hat

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to the staging area
  • Shuttles are available from the airport to Squamish and we can help with transport to the staging area
  • Personal mountaineering equipment (rentals are available)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Meals

Personal Equipment:

  • 20-30L Alpine Pack
  • 50L Duffel
  • Sunglasses & Goggles
  • Sun and Lip Cream
  • Camera (optional)

Clothing:

  • Wool and/or Synthetic Socks
  • Base Layer & Bottom
  • Mid-Insulation Fleece or Puffy Jacket
  • Gore-Tex or similar weather jacket
  • Softshell pants
  • Warm Outer Puffy Jacket
  • Toque – Wool or Synthetic
  • Brimmed Cap
  • Light Gloves & Insulated Gloves or Mitts

Camp Gear:

  • Clothing (comfortable clothing for lounging around camp)
  • Booties (slippers or runners)
  • Sleeping Bag (about +5 to -5 degree range)
  • Small Pillow
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • Battery pack
  • 3-season tent
  • Sleeping Pad

Climbing Equipment:

  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Climbing Helmet & Harness
  • Ice Axe & Crampons
  • Belay device & 4 locking carabiners
  • 120cm sling
  • Ice screw (if you have one)
  • Personal Prussic

Food:

  • Cardboard box or tote for:
  • Lunch and snacks for each day
  • 1L of Water or Tea
  • Breakfast for Day 2 & 3
  • Dinner for Day 1 & 2
  • Note: BBQ, stove, pots & pans etc. will be provided.

 

Note – no extra baggage will be allowed over and above each persons day pack, food box and 50l duffel. Extra equipment may result in additional charges or exclusion from the trip.

 

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