Winter Mountaineering

Field trip: Intermediate Climbing Course

Winter Mountaineering - Red Mountain (Commonwealth Basin)

2021 Olympia Intermediate Climbing Winter Overnight - location varies as conditions allow

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  • Technical 3, Winter Scramble, Strenuous 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft

Meeting Place and Time to be determined by volunteers and participants at the lecture preceding this field trip, and after forecasts for the weekend become available.

2021 Olympia Winter Overnight.  To be successful, Participants must demonstrate: 1) competency with emergency shelters, 2) an ability to self-care in a winter environment, 3) a willingness to contribute to group camp tasks, and 4) comprehension of risk management in a winter environment, including basic avalanche awareness.


Red Mountain (Commonwealth Basin)

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

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

Required Equipment

Avalanche beacon

Avalanche probe

Snow shovel


Adequate clothing and shelter for a night spent in the snow and at elevation

Group Gear as assigned

Trip Reports