Alpine Scrambling Course - Everett - 2020

Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course - Everett

Info
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.

*AS A RESULT OF THE SUSPENSION OF ALL COURSES/ACTIVITIES/EVENTS UNTIL 4/24/20, WE WILL BE CANCELING THIS COURSE. CURRENT PARTICIPANTS MAY RECEIVE A Prorated REFUND of $232, OR DONATE THEIR COURSE FEE. PLEASE SEE THE COVID-19 RESPONSE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION*

 

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. https://www.mountaineers.org/learn/courses-clinics-seminars#c9=&b_start=0&c4=First+Aid

(2) Completing a Basic Wilderness Navigation Course.               https://www.mountaineers.org/learn/courses-clinics-seminars#c9=&b_start=0&c4=Navigation

(3) Completing a day of volunteer Stewardship (Lookout or Trail Maintenance - LOTM) https://www.mountaineers.org/conserve/explore/activities#b_start=0&c4=Stewardship

IMPORTANT:

  • 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.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Scrambling Course Lecture
Online Classroom
Tue, Feb 16, 2021 -
Tue, Mar 2, 2021
Registration opens Oct 5; Instructor registration open now
40 participants
19 instructors
Online Classroom
Tue, Feb 16, 2021 -
Tue, Mar 2, 2021
Registration opens Oct 5; Instructor registration open now
40 participants
19 instructors
Everett Alpine Scrambling Rock Field Trip
Sam Hill (Leavenworth)
Sat, Mar 20, 2021
Registration closes Mar 18
40 participants
19 instructors
Everett Alpine Scrambling Snow Field Trip
Mount Baker Ski Area
Sat, Apr 24, 2021
Registration opens Oct 5; Instructor registration open now
40 participants
19 instructors
Roster
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
2019 Lecture 2 Slides

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2019 Lecture 3 Slides

Low-Impact Recreation Skills and Rock Field Trip Notes

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2019 Lecture 4 Slides

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

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2020 Lecture 1 Slides

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

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2020 Everett Scrambling Student Handbook

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