Conditioning Hikes (one required, multiple are optional)

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Conditioning Hikes (one required, multiple are optional) - Optional (but recommended) conditioning hikes to I-90 foothills hiking summit (Many weekends and mid-week from February to May)

Optional (but recommended) conditioning hikes to I-90 foothills hiking summit (Many weekends and mid-week from February to May)

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  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

See specific hike for meeting time and place.

There will be a series of conditioning hikes for the Scramble course.  (The record you are looking at right now is not a hike, but just some general info about the other hikes.

The hikes are optional way for scramble course students to work on their conditioning, explore the foothills peaks and become better acquainted with the other students and scramble community members.

These trips are not scrambles, do not count toward graduation and are completely optional. 

The leader(s) are scramble course graduates or scramble instructors, but not necessarily official scramble leaders.  Priority is given to students from the current year's scramble course.  If there is space available a couple days before the hike, it is open to previous scramble/climbing graduates.

Destinations might be one of these locations:

  • Mt Si - via the standard trail.
  • Mt Si - via the "old" trail that starts at the Little Si trailhead
  • Mt Tenerife
  • Mailbox Peak
  • Mt Washington
  • Rattlesnake Mountain
  • Tiger Mountain 1 from Issaquah High School (3000' gain/5 hours)
  • Others?

 

Route/Place
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These are not a scrambles, so helmets, ice axes and harnesses are not required but can be carried on the conditioner as you will be carrying these items on course field trips and on scramble trips.

Everything else you would bring on a regular scramble course is required including the 10 essentials, rain gear and extra clothes.

Good quality hiking boots are required for these conditioners, but they don't have to be scramble/mountaineering boots. However, you will need scramble suitable boots prior to the course field trips.

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