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   

2019 Course

Scramble Compressed

The Compressed Alpine Scramble Course (CASC) allows students to learn the same skills as the standard Alpine Scramble course, but with instruction taking place over one (1) half-day lecture, a full weekend (Sat/Sun but not overnight), and an Experience Field Trip (Sat; camp out possible).  (The Foothills version of CASC does not require a lodge stay as we'll be using sites along the I-90 Snoqualmie corridor.)  You will learn safe off-trail travel in both snow and rock and how to use an ice ax to arrest a slide, plus 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.  Students will still need to complete the experience field trip in June and and three (3) summits including one rock and one snow scramble in order to graduate, as well as earn Basic (Wilderness) Navigation, Wilderness First Aid, Stewardship, and Low Impact Recreation Badges. 

 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