Hayak Lake, Nordic Pass, Windy Pass & Mount Catherine


Winter Scramble - Hayak Lake, Nordic Pass, Windy Pass & Mount Catherine

a classic winter scramble on one of the shortest days of the year

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  • Sat, Dec 23, 2017
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft

by email - please be checking your email on Thursday evening and Friday

See online list of required equipment. Good off-trail (while wearing snowshoes) fitness required. This is not the kind of winter scramble where you hike on a trail to the summit. Rather, it is a true winter scramble that will likely involve breaking trail and engaging navigation. And if we get lucky with the weather, spectacular views all around.

We will start from the Hyak overflow parking lot. We will travel to nordic pass. Then we will scramble Mt Catherine via the west ridge.

As with all winter trips, weather conditions may dictate a late change of destination.

Registration closes at 7 PM on Thursday, December 21. If you need to cancel, please do so by this time.


Hayak Lake, Nordic Pass, Windy Pass & Mount Catherine

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe are strongly recommended on all winter trips. Leader will be carrying this gear. You are encouraged to do the same.

Recommended map: Greentrails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway 207S


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