Alpine Scramble - Surprise Lake & Mountain


Alpine Scramble - Surprise Lake & Mountain

We will do Surprise Mtn & Mac Peak via Fisher Creek Trail. Pls read leader's notes.

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  • Wed, Aug 28, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Strenuous, Very Strenuous, Strenuous 4, Technical 4, Technical 3, Winter Scramble
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 15.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft

TBD, but know it will be early.


We will start from this TH.

Info on the Fisher Creek Trail to Surprise Mtn

A trip report where they did Spark Plug, Surprise Mtn & Mac Peak.  We will do

only Surprise Mtn & Mac Peak

Although a lot of it is on trail, I've not done either peak.  Please do some research and make sure you're ready for a longer day.



Surprise Lake & Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
Trip Reports