Winter Scramble - Camp Muir


Winter Scramble - Camp Muir

By invitation only. Olympia Basic Climbing snow field trip #1 aftermath: making a run for Camp Muir, in inclement weather, with 1% chance of reaching Camp Muir.

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  • Winter Scramble
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,600 ft

Meet up at Paradise after basic climbing snow field trip is done.

!WARNING! : This is  a winter trip, as such, weather can be unpredictable and result in whiteout conditions. This has the possibility, depending on the severity, to cause spatial disorientation. If you are severely sensitive to such phenomena, this trip is not for you, and would be best to wait for a summer trip to Camp Muir. 

This is an overnight trip staying in the public shelter at Camp Muir. The shelter is first-come-first-served, so there's no guarantee that there will be space for everyone, which means this trip has the possibility of needing to tent.

We're going to gamble and assume that a first-come-first-serve permit will be available:

The permit shouldn't cost anything, but there might be a $20 dollar wilderness permit fee, which will be divided among all the participants if we are charged.


Camp Muir & Anvil Rock

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Snowshoes
  • Tent (4 season)

Check with leader for any additional group gear or required equipment specific to trip location

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