Snow II Field Trip - Paradise (Mount Rainier)

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Snow II Field Trip - Paradise (Mount Rainier)

Second Snow Field Trip. Additional practice on ice axe arrest, plus snow travel. Our objective will be to mimic a real snow scramble. Additional details to provided to course participants

  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft

8:30am - Longmire -- Additional information to be provided to course participants

We will travel up to Narada Falls and from Narada Falls, ascend up the Narada wall, walk to reflection lake, then head up to the ridge east of the Castle.

We should be done by 4:00pm

We will start at Narada Falls then ascend the Narada Wall, walk along the road to Reflection Lakes, and then ascend to the saddle east of The Castle.

We will have time to practice snow travel, practice ice axe arrest, and glissading.  This trip will mimic what a snow scramble should look like.  Please make sure that conditioning standard is met.



  • 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

10 essentials, Ice Ax, Helmet, Day Pack with lunch, snowshoes, crampons (if you have them), microspikes

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