Spearhead Traverse – Extended Version

March 17th 2023


This is a 4-day Spearhead Traverse including 3 travel days and a day trip from a base camp.


Please email me describing your fit with the requirements below.



-Good attitude

-Ability to ski Black runs off-piste, in control with a multi-day pack

-High fitness for 4 consecutive days of travel with a multi-day pack

-AST 1 equivalent or better

-Glacier travel training (indoor is ok, outdoor is preferred)



-Prior traverse experience

-Prior winter camping experience

-Chocolate for the leader!



-Day 1: Ride the Blackcomb lifts, then ski to a camp on the Platform Gl

-Day 2: Ski the Shudder Gl. Time and energy permitting, ski Mt Alex Philips or Tremor Mtn

-Day 3: Ski to a camp on the Diavolo Gl. Ski Mt Cheakamus. A summit of Mt MacBeth is also possible.

-Day 4: Ski to Whistler village.


This trip will be cancelled, postponed or shortened if conditions are not appropriate for an alpine traverse.



-Fuel/ depreciation compensation for drivers

-Parking in Whistler

-$40 backcountry pass to access the Blackcomb lifts

-BC Parks backcountry passes

Guest sign-up

Sign-ups are no longer available for this event.