Emergency Winter Scenarios


Emergency Winter Scenarios - Commonwealth Basin

Clinic for current and aspiring leaders to practice skills for an emergency winter overnight (without the actual overnight!) including construction of emergency snow shelters and treatment for hypothermia.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Beneath overpass across from Summit West @ 8AM.

In this clinic we will be simulating (key word!) an emergency winter overnight. Skills include:

  • emergency snow shelter construction
  • actual use of emergency gear (that orange SOL bivvy you've never tried out!)
  • treatment for hypothermia

This clinic is intended for current and aspiring Winter Scramble leaders. Preference for Foothills folks, but all are welcome to request permission. Please do not sign up without requesting permission.


Commonwealth Basin

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Shovel
  • Emergency gear
  • First Aid Kit
  • Avalanche Rescue Gear (optional)
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