BC Field Trip #4: Snow Weekend

Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

BC Field Trip #4: Snow Weekend - Dead Horse Creek

Olympia Basic Climbing Course - Snow Weekend alternate

  • Sat, Apr 13, 2024 — Sun, Apr 14, 2024
  • Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

This is an alternate weekend for Snow Camp field trip and Crevasse Rescue. 

Longmire parking lot - time TBD

Skills covered:

  • Ice axe arrests
  • Team arrests
  • Roped glacier travel
  • Sitting hip belay
  • Standing carabiner ice axe belay
  • Management of a snow camp - set up and break down
  • Ranger trench
  • Alpine start
  • Fixed line travel
  • Avalanche awareness - snow pit


  • Crevasse Rescue


  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please refer to the Student Manual.

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