Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Conditioner - Mount Rose

Conditioner for Olympia Alpine Scrambling Students.

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,300 ft
  • Pace: 2mph

Meet at the Mt. Rose Trailhead at 7:30 am.  We will try to be hiking by 7:45 am.

Bring snowshoes and trekking pole(s).  The  snow will make this a bit more that just a hike so be prepared for this to be strenuous.

Since we missed the Basic Skills Field Trip, we will check 10 Essentials in the parking lot, try a navigation exercise and, if we find a suitable lull, maybe practice knots.  To practice knots, as least bring one prusik cord and a piece of webbing. 


Mount Rose

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation (Bring  an appropriate map, a compass, and, if you want, a GPS; we will try a navigation exercise weather permitting - or not! -  I mean we still will have to navigate...)
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
  • Snowshoes
  • Trekking Pole(s)
  • Microspikes might useful, but please do not plan on using them in lieu of snowshoes
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