Alpine Scrambling Course - Kitsap - Class 3

Lecture: Alpine Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course - Kitsap - Class 3 - Paradise

Snow - That beautiful blanket that changes the mountain environment in majestically inviting ways, yet has some new techniques to mitigate risk and safely travel.

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  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

8:00 AM at Longmire

Snow is great and many would argue that it's the best medium to travel the mountains on. It also comes with a new set of risks to consider and techniques to employ. In this class we'll dive into the winter wonderland blanket - snow. Yes, we will literally dive in! 

It's been a while since we met last. Bring all your gear to class. We're going to play with all of it in the classroom.

During the subsequent field trip we won't be doing any rope work. So, there's no need for harnesses. Although, that's not always the case with snow. In the future that is a decision your scramble leader will make for a particular scramble. 



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Helmet
  • Ice Ax
  • Crampons
  • Gators
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Snow shoes (Optional/possible - leader's call before the trip)
  • Appropriate clothing for the trip/weather
  • Backpack
  • Ten Essentials
  • Water and food for the day
  • Come to this lecture ready to scramble with all your gear. 
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