Tantalus Range Technical Alpinism - Be challanged in world class terrain!

Tantalus Alpinism

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  • 1 person only (3 days & 2 nights): $3,399
  • 2 + people (3 days & 2 nights) per person cost: $1,799

Location: Tantalus Range   Duration: 3 days   Fitness: Good   Ability: Intermediate   Prerequisites: Previous hiking/backcountry experience  

Tantalus is a world-class venue for exceptional technical alpinism on perfect granite, snow, and ice. The Tantalus Range is characterized by jagged summits that tower out from massive glaciers.  We fly in by helicopter for several days of exploring one of Canada’s premiere alpine destinations!

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Trip dates available upon request. Various trip lengths can also be arranged.

Contact our office to ask any questions: 1-604-938-9242 or info@mountainskillsacademy.com

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Adventure Information

Join one of our professional IMFGA Mountain Guides for a trip that focuses on technical climbing routes in the classic Tantalus Range.

On this tour, guests will stay at the Jim Haberl Hut in the high alpine, giving you access to the finest routes in the range. You have access to ascents of Mount Tantalus, Serratus, Alpha, and Dione.

Duration: 3 days

Meet at either the MSAA office or the Squamish Heli-Port.

Once at the hut, we will drop off our baggage and then we get a quick heli-lift to access our first route.

Upon returning to the hut, we have a great supper and social gathering to plan for the next day’s adventure.

At the end of the trip, we fly back to the Squamish Heli-port.

If weather conditions cause us to be unable to fly, we will arrange an alternative date with you or offer an alternative product for the same day that does not require the use of a helicopter (in this instance any costs associated with the helicopter will be refunded).

Things to bring:

Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures has a wide variety of retail and rental products, all available at our office retail location.

Group (Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures to supply)

  • Satellite Phone / SPOT / Radio
  • Rope
  • Climbing Rack

Personal items

  • 35-45 litre backpack
  • 3 season sleeping bag
  • Walking pole (optional)
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • 2 Locking Carabiners
  • 1 double length sling
  • Glacier Travel Kit (if you know how to use it)
  • Clothing – base layers, insulating layer (synthetic or wool. Cotton is not recommended) and shell layer (Gore-Tex or similar)
  • Spare underwear, base layer and socks
  • Warm gloves & spare gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen/lip balm
  • Headlamp with fresh batteries and spare bulb
  • Water bottle – thermos recommended for hot beverage
  • Toiletries & personal medications – toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, anti-inflammatory, etc…


  • Ear Plugs
  • Reading and Writing Material (Rite in the Rain)
  • Hut or Camp Shoes/Booties (if staying at huts)
  • Camera
  • Blister kit (second skin or similar)
  • Knife

Access: The helicopter is very cost effective as it negates a very arduous two-day approach and its proximity to the heliport makes the trip a bargain!

Food: The food will be catered according to your dietary needs. The hut is equipped with a full-service kitchen and barbeque.

Accommodation: The Haberl Hut is equipped with all amenities.

Important Information

  • Crevasse Rescue & Glacier Travel training is a prerequisite for this adventure.
  • Return helicopter flight is included in the cost.
  • Participants must have previous mountaineering experience.
  • Ground transportation is not included.
  • Pay careful attention to the detailed equipment list. Rental equipment is available at a local shop if needed.

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Important Information

We strongly recommend you purchase insurance for Trip Cancellation, Emergency Evacuation and Adventure Sports Coverage (some backcountry adventures are excluded from coverage).

Emergency Evacuation and Medical Insurance

This coverage provides you with emergency air rescue if required and full medical. Parks Canada provides free evacuation within the Parks and if you are a Canadian resident your medical will be covered by your provincial health plan (except ambulance/air ambulance transport). We strongly recommend international visitors purchase this insurance.

Emergency evacuation insurance is compulsory for all our hut trips, as these typically take place outside of Parks Canada’s jurisdiction.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

To prepare for unforeseen circumstances we strongly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance at the time of booking your trip. Trip Cancellation insurance covers many scenarios to reimburse you for cancelled trips outside of your control.

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All prices are quoted in Canadian dollars and are exclusive of a 5% tax (GST). Prices are subject to change. Guide gratuities are not included in fees.

Our preferred method of payment is by Mastercard or VISA. We also accept bank e-transfers and cash.

• For 1-2 day adventures/courses booking must be paid in full.
• For longer adventures/courses a deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking.
• The remaining balance is due 30 days before the start date.
• Bookings made less than 30 days before adventure/course must be paid in full.

Next day bookings are taken up until 5pm the day before any tour or course. *Subject to guide availability

Full Terms & Conditions

Mountain Skills Academy takes mountain safety very seriously, however there is no way to completely mitigate risk in alpine environments. Prior to undertaking any of our courses or trips we require you to sign a waiver.

Mountain conditions are extremely unpredictable and can change at short notice. Our guides endeavor to undertake the routes and/or peaks that our clients desire, however our decisions will be impacted by conditions. Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds if conditions are not suitable to undertake a particular route on the day you have booked. We will however make every effort to take you out for the best day possible given the conditions.

Applicable to all tours and courses*: If conditions force us to cancel a course or trip we will do all we can to accommodate you at another date. If this isn’t possible we will offer a full refund. We reserve the right to decline rescheduling dates based on availability.  *Does not apply to first aid courses.

Late Arrival Policy

Guests arriving more than 15 minutes late for an activity forfeit 100% of the tour price. Tours leave promptly; it is recommended to arrive 15 minutes early to sort out gear and sign waivers.

Adventures Cancellation Policy

Half Day and Full Day Tours

  • With less than 48 hours of the tour start time:  Cancellation will result in a 100% forfeit of tour price, no rescheduling.
  • With more than 48 hours notice:  We will reschedule or refund with no penalty.
Multi Day Programs
  • 2 Day Programs: Within 10 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 10 days: $25 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.
  • 3+ Day Programs: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule or full refund.
  • Customized Trips: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**On all multi day trips pre-arranged add-ons are non-refundable (food, accommodation, etc).

Courses Cancellation Policy

1-2 Day Courses

  • Within 10 days of the course date: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 10 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

3+ Day Courses

  • Within 30 days of the course date: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**If you are able to find someone else to take your place on a course, please let us know as we are more than happy to transfer bookings.

Minors (under the age of 19) and custodial groups (youths affiliated with an institution where a parent or legal guardian is not present on the trip) may register for certain trips and courses with a letter of consent from parents or legal guardian as well, they must sign a waiver and have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver. Further, we abide by the Parks Canada Custodial Group winter backcountry policy as outlined here.


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