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Winter Scramble - Eightmile Mountain

Three Back Court 100's; Axis Peak and Jack Ridge to Eightmile Traverse. ~23 miles, 10,000+ feet gain.

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  • Sat, Mar 16, 2019 — Mon, Mar 18, 2019
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 5, Technical 5
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 22.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,996 ft
  • Pace: moderate

5am Saturday morning, Brickyard Park & Ride

Saturday: Approach to Eightmile Lake, 6.5 miles 2900 gain from Bridge Creek. Climb Axis Peak via western gully, 2900 gain, snow slopes to 50 degrees.

Sunday: 7-8 mile loop, 4500 gain including exposed 8 foot downclimb section on snowy rocks. Many sections of 45 degree snow.

Monday: Leave camp by 9am to cars.

Map of routes:  https://caltopo.com/m/USC3

Required: Recent experience doing 5000 foot days in snow, off of trails. Comfortable on steep snow up to 50 degrees. Experience with multi-night winter camping. AIARE level 1 certification.

Route/Place

Eightmile Mountain



  • USGS Jack Ridge

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    USGS Cashmere Mtn

    Green Trails Enchantment Lakes No. 209S
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Snowshoes
  • Beacon
  • Probe
  • Shovel
  • Scramble Harness

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