Scrambles in Southwest British Columbia

Scrambling is the middle ground between hiking and mountaineering. It offers access to incredible wilderness summits without using ropes or advanced climbing techniques. In this guide, experienced hikers and mountaineers will find a wide range of route difficulties, from trails leading to summits, to challenging snow and rock ascents. Explore the spectacular peaks of the rugged Coast Mountains of Southwest British Columbia!
• 120 route descriptions
• 320 pages
• Day trips, weekend trips and multi-day outings
• Information on 11 huts with nearby scrambles
• Detailed access descriptions, including road mileages and GPS waypoints for important junctions
• Over 240 route photos shot during ascent and from the air
• Routes near Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Gold Bridge, Chilliwack and Hope


 June 2021 Guidebook Reprint

Beginning in 1998, I spent a considerable amount of time scrambling in the South Coast. Click here for scrambling trip reports by the author. This resulted in the self published guidebook “Scrambles in Southwest British Columbia” which was released in 2004. Over time a number of changes to the routes in the book have occurred, click here for some updates for the routes in the book. The guidebook has been out of print for several summers but after receiving numerous request I have completed a small reprint of the original text. The book is now for sale exclusively at and is only available for shipping within Canada.

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Also by Matt Gunn

The Spearhead Backcountry Atlas is a comprehensive photographic guide to terrain in the Whistler Blackcomb backcountry, an area that offers an incredible effort-to-reward ratio for both day trips and multi-day traverses. The atlas covers all areas of the Spearhead in extensive detail using images, maps and route descriptions. Epic tours, classic runs and steep descents in every corner of the range are presented in an innovative, user-friendly format that will allow groups to familiarize themselves with travel options prior to visiting the area.