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Alpine Scrambling Course - Tacoma

03/20/13 (Wed) - 11/01/13 (Fri)

Tacoma Alpine Scrambling

Larry Dunn

6:30 PM

Mountaineer's Facility 2302 N 30th St, Tacoma WA

Member: $200.00 / Non Member: $300.00
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Most Northwest mountain summits are accessible by scramble routes. In this course you will learn how to reach those non-technical snow and rock summits. Comprehensive instruction includes proper equipment and clothing, route finding, avalanche awareness and avoidance, rock and off-trail scrambling, snow travel, ice-ax arrest, glissade techniques and wilderness ethics. Alpine scrambles are moderate to strenuous outings involving off-trail travel. They are generally summit oriented with class 2 or 3 climbing on rock or equally exposed snow slopes. Scrambles do not involve travel over glaciers or rock where a climbing harness and roped protection are called for. Scrambles often visit many of the same destinations as technical climbs, just using different routes.

Climbing Information Nights at 7:00pm: Dec 13, 2012, Jan 10, 2013 and a Feb 2013 TBS. All three sessions will be at the Mountaineer Facility, 2302 N. 30th St, Tacoma WA. These sessions provide you with the opportunity hear details about the Scrambles course and schedule, meet with instructors and ask questions. Young people between the ages of 14-17 and their parent or guardian must attend one of the information sessions. ---Eligibility Requirements: Course participants must be at least 14 years... More

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Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 8th ed