Mount Walker


Day Hike - Mount Walker

This is a timed 2-peat Walker for the Kitsap Basic Climbing program to test conditioning and readiness to join a climb. Kitsap basics and instructors have permission to sign up now.

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  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft

Meet at the Mt Walker parking area at 0800.  Walk up to TH.  The timed portion begins at the TH.  Put 40# - 45# in your pack - we will weight it at the parking lot.  Bring a watch to  keep track of your own time.  I will be the official timer for credit.  Bring food, water, electrolytes to sustain yourself. Dress appropriately for the days expected weather.  Your pack weight into a typical glacier climb will be over 50# and you will have to carry a rope that may weigh as much as 10# wet.  

You can drop your pack weight to 25# at the TH sign for the second lap.


Mount Walker

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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