WCR - Winter Mountaineering

Field trip: Winter Mountaineering & Advanced Crevasse Rescue

WCR - Winter Mountaineering - Alpental Ski Area

Snow Anchors & Belays. Extreme cold weather resulted in rescheduling activities to Sunday only and no overnight camping. 2nd day activities regarding snow anchors/belays are now planned for Lane Peak Fieldtrip in February.

  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

8am Alpental 

Snow Anchors

  • Learn and practice traditional snow anchors, like vertical pickets, mid clip pickets, and deadman pickets
  • Review of bollards
  • Learn/practice using non traditional anchors, like skis, backpacks, water bottles, etc


  • Learn/practice methods of belaying a follower, including butt-axe belay, stomper belays

Snow Shelters

  • Practice building overnight snow shelters

Steep Snow Climbing Techniques


Alpental Ski Area

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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