Alpine Scrambling Course - Everett - 2019

Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course - Everett - 2019

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.

Please make sure you can attend all classes and field trips, before registering. Also sign up for Navigation and Wilderness First Aid classes ASAP.

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 4 other requirements to graduate and continue scrambling with The Mountaineers.

(1) Completing a Wilderness First Aid Course.

(2) Completing a Wilderness First Aid Scenarios.

(3) Completing a Basic Wilderness Navigation Course.     

(4) 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 these courses are separate from the Alpine Scrambling course.

You must register for these courses ASAP, ideally right now. They fill up quickly and you can not graduate without them.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

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