The Brothers/South Couloir


Alpine Scramble - The Brothers/South Couloir

Highest Olympic peaks seen from Seattle

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  • Strenuous 5, Technical 4, Basic Alpine Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 17.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,866 ft

Lake Lena trailhead 1 pm

47.599700, -123.151205

Northwest Forest pass required


This is an overnight trip starting on Friday, make sure you can get the day off before signing up. Last couple of years it has been difficult to find camping on Saturday so, going in early this time.

This is a fairly strenuous trip with very steep terrain. This should not be a first scramble for students.


The Brothers/South Couloir

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Emergency harness and loop
  • Overnight gear
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