Foothills Scrambling Committee

Foothills Scrambling Committee

Alpine Scrambling is a mountaineering experience half-way between technical mountain climbing and strenuous hiking that takes you off-trail to a mountain summit.  In a single day trip, you might travel a traditional trail, an off-trail section through dense forest, an open meadow of flowers, a steep snow slope, a sheer rocky ridge line, and finally a serene summit with views extending across the Cascades.


If you're a scramble leader or graduate interested in instructing, please email   

Alpine Scrambling Course

The Alpine Scramble Course teaches student safe off-trail travel in both snow and rock, including how to use an ice axe to self-arrest, plus an introduction to walking in crampons, allowing you to safely reach the majority of the peaks in the Cascades. The small class size and focused time frame provide a great learning environment ideal for those who can’t commit multiple weekends to learning. 

Go Scrambling!

Check out available scramble activities for both summer and winter scrambles!

Interested in Leadership?

Please take a look here for more information and next steps:  Leader Requirements and Application