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  • Barn Bluff (Red Wing, MN) - hike (October 2022)
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Last Updated: May 3, 2004

Spearhead Traverse - April 2004



(Adapted with consent from Eric Hoffman's version of events.)

Likened by some as the North America's equivalent to the Houte Route in the Swiss Alps, the Spearhead Traverse is a classic and highly popular ski traverse in BC's South Coast Mountains. Named after the Spearhead Range, the route makes a wide "U" shaped traverse over the glaciers that comprise both the Spearhead and Fitzsimmons Ranges. Most parties, including ours, begin the traverse at the Blackcomb ski area and end at the Whistler ski area.

After spending the night with relatives in North Vancouver, I drove on to the Starbucks in Squamish for an 11:00am rendezvous with Jerry Sanchez, Bo Lalovic and Eric Hoffman. After an over-priced cup of coffee and some last minute supplies from the IGA, we were off to Whistler Village. We paid dearly to park in a garage beneath the Holiday Inn, believing that our vehicles and their contents would be more secure there. Free overnight parking, is (or was) apparently available at Day Parking - Lot 4. All geared-up, we left the cool parking garage for the hot (it must have been close to 80 degrees out), awkward walk over to Whistler Guest Services. There were numerous curious glances cast upon us by the crowds milling about the village square. (more...)

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