Alpine Scrambling Course - Olympia - 2022

Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course - Olympia - 2022

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

The Alpine Scrambling course teaches essential techniques of off-trail wilderness travel needed for scaling snow and rock summits. Alpine scrambling may at times involve un-roped movement on and across low or moderately-exposed snow and rock terrain, but does not include roped climbing on high-angle, seriously-exposed technical rock faces, nor does it involve roped travel on crevassed glaciers.

We recommend that you not purchase your mountaineering equipment until after the 1st classroom session.

*Update 8/7/21* For 2022 we will be using an application process.  The application period will be open from December 1, 2021 to January 8, 2022.  Selected candidates will be notified on or about January 9th to complete the application process.  Continue checking this page for any updates.

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Please note the following prerequisite  and co-requisite requirements and factor in these additional costs

Prerequisite:

All selected candidates need to complete the Wilderness Skills Prerequisite Course - https://www.mountaineers.org/membership/badges/course-badges/wilderness-skills-course prior to starting the course.  This course will be held in January 2022 in Olympia -- exact dates are TBD.  Cost $50

Co requisite:

Basic Navigation - Cost $100

Wilderness First Aid - Cost $240

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Introduction to Alpine Scrambling Lecture
Lacey Community Center
Tue, Feb 22, 2022
Registration closes Feb 20
35 participants
7 instructors
Avalanche Awareness Lecture
Lacey Community Center
Tue, Mar 8, 2022
Registration closes Mar 6
35 participants
8 instructors
Snow Travel Lecture
Lacey Community Center
Tue, Apr 12, 2022
Registration closes Apr 10
35 participants
7 instructors
Snow I Field Trip
Paradise Area (winter)
Sat, Apr 23, 2022
Registration closes Apr 21
35 participants
11 instructors
Snow II Field Trip
Paradise Area (winter)
Sat, May 7, 2022
Registration closes May 5
35 participants
11 instructors
Rock Scrambling Lecture
Lacey Community Center
Tue, May 31, 2022
Registration closes May 29
35 participants
7 instructors
Rock Scrambling Field Trip
McCleary Cliffs
Sat, Jun 4, 2022
Registration closes Jun 2
35 participants
11 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

Full gear list to provided to course participants

Course Materials

You must register for this course to see course materials.