Field Trip #3

Field trip: Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Course

Field Trip #3 - Paradise Glacier

Required Field Trip # 3 (option 2 of 2) for backcountry touring course

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  • M2 Mountain 2 Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

TBD details will be announced at the first lecture. Location and exact date may vary depending on weather and avalanche conditions.

Touring from the Paradise parking area. We will not be travelling onto the glacier - no glacier equipment is required.


Paradise Glacier

  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Boots, skis/snowboard, poles
  • Climbing skins (or other method to travel uphill on snow)
  • Avalanche shovel (metal blade)
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Avalanche probe
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