Alpine Scramble - Mount Washington/Standard Route


Alpine Scramble - Mount Washington/Standard Route

Conditioner Wednesdays.This is a conditioner scramble with a prerequisite: demonstrated ascent pace of 600 meters per hour. Best way to demonstrate this is with a Mount Ellinor conditioner from the upper trailhead with a ~75 minute ascent time to the summit.

  • Strenuous 4, Technical 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,155 ft

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Meet at Mud Bay Park & Ride (Olympia, 98502) at 15:15 (3:15 pm).

I plan on driving and can accommodate 4 passengers.


You can also meet us at the trailhead at 16:00 (4:00 pm). If you plan on meeting us at the trailhead, please make sure to let me know.

 "We do not rise to the level of our expectations, We fall to the level of our training." -Archilochus

WARNING: Strenuous Conditioner Hike

The goal is to summit in 120 minutes!

The pace will be dependent on participants; I'm hoping somewhere between moderate and strenuous. Moderate would be defined as 60% of maximum heart rate, and strenuous as 80% of maximum heart rate. As a conditioner, we should break a sweat, and be in zone 3 for heart rate.

Just as a side note: if you want to increase you're VO2 max, you need to be conditioning at 60%-80% of maximum heart rate. If you want to increase aerobic threshold (lactate threshold), pushing into heart rate zone 4 (80%+) is necessary.

Tentative Schedule for Conditioner Wednesdays.

March: Mount Rose

April: Copper Creek/Wagon Wheel

May: Wagon Wheel/Copper Creek

June: Mount Ellinor

July: Mount Ellinor

August: Mount Washington

September: Mount Washington


Mount Ellinor & Mount Washington

  • USGS Mt Skokomish

    USGS Mt Washington

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
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