Humpback Mountain


Winter Scramble - Humpback Mountain

Winter scramble of Wright Mountain, above Gem Lake, across Snow Lake. If avalanche risks are moderate or above, we will head to Humpback or Baldy instead.

  • Thu, Feb 15, 2024
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft
  • Pace: Relaxed

Tibbetts Valley Skate Park, 6:00 am, or, if you notify me prior to the trip, you can meet us at the Safeway in North Bend at 6:30 am or the Alpental parking lot at 7:00 am. The Tibbetts Valley Skate Park is located immediately south of, and across Newport Way from, the parking garage of the Issaquah Transit Center, off exit 15.

Destination subject to change on account of weather, avalanche conditions, snow conditions, and whim. 

Note on pacing: I tend to go at a relaxed pace, taking frequent short stops to adjust gear, check the navigation, snap a photo, grab a snack, tell a joke, etc. If you are looking for a fast-paced aerobic workout, find another leader. 


Humpback Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Snowshoes (MSR brand preferred)
  • Microspikes
  • Poles with baskets

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

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