Tantalus

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 some amazing food. 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:

TantalusWe 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:

TantalusThe 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 Details:

Length:​​ 3 days (1, 2, 4 & 5 day options also available)
Ratio:​​ 1 or 2 guests per guide
Cost:​​ $1499.00 per guest (based on 2 guests)
Season:​​ June through September
Difficulty: Moderate fitness, Beginner to Strong-Intermediate Ability


Typical 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

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Included:

  • ACMG Certified Guides
  • All your Meals in the Alpine
  • Helicopter ride up & back
  • Wilderness camping permit
  • Black Sheep Adventure Sports hat

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

Fine Print:

  • A $500 deposit is due upon booking
  • The final payment due 30 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 Waiver
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