Everett Alpine Scrambling Snow Field Trip

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Everett Alpine Scrambling Snow Field Trip - Baker Lodge

Snow Travel Skills Field Trip

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  • Moderate

Where: The Mountaineers' Baker Lodge

Time: TBD (approx. 6am)

Directions: Take I-5 to Bellingham. Take Exit 255, the Mt. Baker Highway. Drive East on SR-542 approximately 54 miles to the ski area. At the junction in front of The Firs Chalet, turn right onto the one-way loop road. The parking lot for the Lodge is on the right side of the road about a third of a mile beyond The Firs Chalet. Driving time is approximately 1½ hours from Bellingham and 3 hours from Seattle, if roads are free of snow and there are no traffic issues. The last gas station is on SR 542 in Maple Falls.

This snow field trip is part of the Everett Alpine Scrambling Course. Objectives include minimizing risk during travel on snow and ice, avalanche awareness, proper use and carrying of an ice ax, emergency shelter construction, continuing to develop competency with map and compass, and the most fun of all, glissading! Participants will be practicing several variations of ice ax self belay and arrest. They should plan on having a second set of rain gear specifically for this practice, as this may ruin a good set of expensive rain gear. ONLY STUDENTS ENROLLED in the Everett Alpine Scrambling Course are eligible for this field trip.

If you are not enrolled in the Everett course, you must seek permission from your course leadership and the Everett Course to attend.

Route/Place

Baker Lodge



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All equipment required for the Everett Alpine Scrambling Course

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