BC Field Trip: Snow Weekend

Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

BC Field Trip: Snow Weekend - White Pass Nordic Center

Olympia Basic Climbing Course - Snow Weekend

  • Sat, May 17, 2025 — Sun, May 18, 2025
  • Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • G-XC 2 Advanced Beginner Groomed
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,500 ft
  • Pace: 2.5

The course leader will update the location at Mt St Helens.

The field trip leader will finalize the meeting time and coordinates.

This is an overnight snow camping field trip and both days are required.

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

White Pass Nordic Center

  • Green Trails Goat Rocks William O Douglas Wilderness No. 303S

    Green Trails White Pass No. 303

    USGS White Pass
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please refer to the Student Manual.

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