Galatea, Little


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,675
Elevation Gain (m): 
900
Round Trip Time: 
5.00
Total Distance (km): 
10.00
Difficulty Notes: 

Not many difficulties but in winter the upper route has some exposure / cornice issues in some conditions (i.e. if not blown dry).

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Trip Report

Originally I was planning to attempt skiing Little Galatea, an outlier of the much larger Mount Galatea. After Matt Clay posted that he and Matt Hobbs had recently spent a considerable amount of energy breaking trail through sugar-snow to the upper ridge, I couldn't resist taking advantage of this on my 'shoes, and I got to spend another day in the hills with my family out of the deal. Now that I've 'shoed it, I'm glad I didn't go for it on skis, via the alternate route. The only way to ski LG is via the massive avalanche gully that Nugara recommends ascending and which I think should be avoided by all but very confident and avy-aware skiers / shoers in prime conditions.

 


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Comments

Cool looking ridge! I was always wondering about these ridges and subsidiary summits in the Galatea group. The fact you did it with a snowshoe approach makes it even more interesting. Also, thanks for responding to my inquiry regarding the Mt. Vaux climb.

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