Ice Ax Refresher - Skyline Ridge & Tye Peak

Seminar: Ice Ax Refresher

Ice Ax Refresher - Skyline Ridge & Tye Peak

Refresh yourself on ice ax skills, and receive tips on how to instruct ice ax skills at the Everett Scrambling Snow field trip.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Monroe Park & Ride, 7:30am

This half-day workshop is primarily for individuals instructing at the Everett Scrambling Snow Field Trip, but is open to all scrambling & climbing graduates of all branches.  It’s a great way to sharpen and maintain your skills, to help others, and to give back to the club.

Participation in this workshop is highly recommended for instructing at the Everett Scrambling Snow Field Trip for the first time.  But all experienced instructors are also encouraged to attend, whether to refresh on field trip logistics, instructing policies, or to share your experience / expertise with new instructors. And any graduate from any branch is welcome to join for brushing up on ice ax skills.

Topics include:

  • Fundamentals of how to teach and demonstrate physical skills
  • Recommended sequence of skills to cover with students prior to having them hit the slopes (carrying ax, stowing ax, ascending & descending techniques)
  • Recommended approach to introducing students to ice ax arrest
  • Practicing & testing of self-belay
  • Practicing ice ax arrest



Skyline Ridge & Tye Peak

  • Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144

    Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ice Ax


Waterproof boots

Rain gear


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