Nch'Kay from Garibaldi Neve

A beautiful ski summit from the Neve Traverse

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
4.4 km
Ascent
610 m
Descent
687 m
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
39˚
Nch'Kay from Garibaldi Neve Map

A nice addition to the Neve Traverse and a worthy objective in it's own right. From the highpoint of the Neve, continue up the glacier to a broad shoulder off Mt. Garibaldi. The NE Face is obvious above, and climbed directly. Watch for crevasses on the glacier and a huge bergshrund on the face that grows every year.

Description

Wind off the ocean keeps the summit icy so crampons and an ice axe are highly recommended. Skin as high as possible and then boot the final pitch. Enjoy the amazing view of Squamish and Howe Sound!

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

February, March, April, May

Features

  • Face
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Ice axe
  • Glacier kit