Alpine Scrambling Course - Everett - 2018

Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course - Everett

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

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  **

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Scrambling Course Lecture
Snohomish County PUD
Thu, Feb 20, 2020
Registration closed Feb 18
3 participants
Snohomish County PUD
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
Registration closed Feb 25
4 participants
6 instructors
Snohomish County PUD
Thu, Apr 9, 2020
Registration closed Apr 14
18 participants
10 instructors
Snohomish County PUD
Thu, Apr 23, 2020
Registration closed Apr 21
40 participants
10 instructors
Snohomish County PUD
Thu, May 7, 2020
Registration closed May 5
40 participants
10 instructors
Everett Alpine Scrambling Rock Field Trip
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Mar 19, 2020
Registration closed Mar 17
35 participants
1 instructor on waitlist
Sam Hill (Leavenworth)
Sat, Apr 18, 2020
Registration closed Apr 16
26 participants
12 instructors
Everett Alpine Scrambling Snow Field Trip
Mount Baker Ski Area
Sat, May 2, 2020 -
Sun, May 3, 2020
Registration closed Apr 30
40 participants
19 instructors
Experience Scramble
Denny Mountain
Sat, May 16, 2020
Registration closed May 14
10 participants
2 instructors
Snoqualmie Mountain
Sat, May 16, 2020
Registration closed May 14
12 participants
Guye Peak/North Route
Sat, May 16, 2020
Registration closed May 14
10 participants
2 instructors
Kendall Peak
Sat, May 16, 2020
Registration closed May 14
10 participants
2 instructors
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
2019 Lecture 2 Slides

2019 Lecture 3 Slides

Low-Impact Recreation Skills and Rock Field Trip Notes

2019 Lecture 4 Slides

Ice ax arrests, avalanche awareness, and snow field trip logistics

2020 Lecture 1 Slides

Material shown during the 1st Lecture of the 2020 Scramble Class

2020 Everett Scrambling Student Handbook