Alpine Scrambling Course - Everett - 2021

Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course - Everett - 2021

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.

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.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Scrambling Course Lecture
Online Classroom
Tue, Feb 16, 2021
Registration closes Feb 15
0 participants
18 instructors
Online Classroom
Tue, Mar 2, 2021
Registration closes Feb 15
5 participants
18 instructors
Online Classroom
Tue, Mar 16, 2021
Registration closes Feb 15
5 participants
18 instructors
Online Classroom
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Registration closes Feb 15
5 participants
18 instructors
Online Classroom
Tue, May 4, 2021
Registration closes Feb 15
5 participants
18 instructors
Everett Alpine Scrambling Rock Field Trip
Sam Hill (Leavenworth)
Sat, Apr 10, 2021
Registration closes Mar 18
0 participants
12 instructors
Sam Hill (Leavenworth)
Sun, Apr 11, 2021
Registration closes Mar 18
39 participants
16 instructors
Everett Alpine Scrambling Snow Field Trip
Mount Baker Ski Area
Sat, Apr 24, 2021
Registration closes Apr 22
5 participants
17 instructors
Mount Baker Ski Area
Sun, Apr 25, 2021
Registration closes Apr 22
39 participants
19 instructors
Experience Scramble
Denny Mountain
Sat, May 15, 2021
Registration closes Feb 15
0 participants
1 instructor
Kendall Peak
Sat, May 15, 2021
Registration closes Feb 15
2 participants on waitlist
1 instructor
Snoqualmie Mountain
Sat, May 15, 2021
Registration closes Feb 15
0 participants
0 instructors
Guye Peak/North Route
Sat, May 15, 2021
Registration closes Feb 15
0 participants
2 instructors
Denny Mountain
Sun, May 16, 2021
Registration closes Feb 15
0 participants
2 instructors
Kendall Peak
Sun, May 16, 2021
Registration closes Feb 15
1 participant on waitlist
4 instructors
Snoqualmie Mountain
Sun, May 16, 2021
Registration closes Feb 15
1 participant
2 instructors
Guye Peak/North Route
Sun, May 16, 2021
Registration closes Feb 15
1 participant on waitlist
2 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
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