Alpine Scrambling Course - Everett - 2018

Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course - Everett

The Everett Alpine Scrambling Course is a comprehensive 12-week program that teaches the skills necessary to reach many Cascade and Olympic summits safely. We cover clothing and equipment, off-trail travel (on snow, rock and mixed terrain), up-climbing, down-climbing, self-belay, ice-axe arrest, glissading, avalanche awareness, mountain weather, trip planning and emergency preparedness.

Alpine Scrambling is a strenuous activity involving off-trail travel to reach rock and snow summits following routes that do not ordinarily require ropes for protection. It does not involve glacier travel, roped climbing, or rappelling.

Physical fitness:

Alpine scrambling is strenuous and requires travel over uneven, unstable terrain. If you are not yet physically active regularly, please begin now. We will discuss more about fitness in our classes and you'll have some time to build up your fitness before our first trips.

PLEASE NOTE: Along with attendance at all lectures, field trips and required scrambles, there are three other requirements to graduate and continue scrambling with The Mountaineers.

(1) Completing a Wilderness First Aid Course, including Alpine First Aid Scenarios.

If courses are full, please sign up for the waitlist or consider taking classes through RMI or REI.

(2) Completing a Basic Wilderness Navigation Course.     

(3) Completing a day of volunteer Stewardship (Lookout or Trail Maintenance - LOTM)


  • Any fees for the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) / Alpine First Aid Scenarios (AFA) and Navigation courses are not included in the Alpine Scrambling Course Fee.
  • Registration for both of these courses are separate from the Alpine Scrambling course.

You MUST REGISTER for both of these courses ASAP, ideally right now. They fill up quickly and you can not graduate without them.

** PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING PROMO CODE when signing up for   Everett's March 3 or March 31 navigation seminar to receive a $15.00 discount: CO18NAV15  **

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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Scrambling Course Lecture
Snohomish County PUD
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Registration closes Feb 19
26 participants
7 instructors
Snohomish County PUD
Thu, Feb 28, 2019
Registration closes Feb 21
26 participants
7 instructors
Ascent Outdoors, Seattle
Thu, Mar 14, 2019
Registration closes Oct 1
39 participants
Snohomish County PUD
Thu, Apr 4, 2019
Registration closes Apr 2
26 participants
7 instructors
Snohomish County PUD
Thu, Apr 18, 2019
Registration closes Apr 16
26 participants
7 instructors
Snohomish County PUD
Thu, May 2, 2019
Registration closes Apr 30
26 participants
8 instructors
Everett Alpine Scrambling Rock Field Trip
Sam Hill (Leavenworth)
Sat, Apr 13, 2019
Registration closes Apr 11
26 participants
11 instructors
Everett Alpine Scrambling Snow Field Trip
Baker Lodge
Sat, Apr 27, 2019 -
Sun, Apr 28, 2019
Registration closes Apr 25
26 participants
11 instructors
Experience Scramble
Denny Mountain
Sat, May 18, 2019
Registration closes May 9
5 participants
1 instructor
Kendall Peak
Sat, May 18, 2019
Registration closes May 9
9 participants
0 instructors
Snoqualmie Mountain
Sat, May 18, 2019
Registration closes May 9
7 participants
Guye Peak/North Route
Sat, May 18, 2019
Registration closes May 9
8 participants
1 instructor
Required Equipment
Clothing and equipment are covered in the first lectures. We recommend deferring your equipment purchases until we've covered that material in class.
  • Ten Essentials
  • Day Pack
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Parka
  • Rain Gear
  • Ice Axe
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Protected Descent Harness (we will explain in class)



Course Materials
Name/Description Type
2018 Lecture 1 slides

2018 Student Notebook

File application/x-maker File
2018 Lecture 2 slides

Nutrition, Fitness, Gear, and Clothing

Knots Homework

File File
2018 Lecture 3 slides