Conditioning Hike

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Conditioning Hike - West Tiger Mountain No. 1

Scramble conditioning hike.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,450 ft

Further details about this Conditioning Hike will be forthcoming in an email sometime the week before the activity, including information about the exact trail and trail-head that will be used.

Meeting Time:  We will start moving at 8:00 a.m., so please arrive about 15 minutes earlier to give you time to boot up and go through a short introduction, gear check, and route/Covid protocol discussion. 

Once we get organized and checked-in, we will split into smaller groups of about six students and a pair of instructors for small group instruction for the rest of the day, traveling separately from the other groups to minimize our impact on the site and other users.  This trip is one of a series of hikes 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 conditioners are also a great way to test out your gear in the field.

This trip is not a scramble and does not count toward graduation. Each student must do one conditioning trip that is listed with the course, and we strongly encourage you to sign up for hikes and other conditioning activities with the Mountaineers.

Depending on our ability to recruit leaders for these hikes, there might be more than one hike listed per day OR the group might be split into two separate parties, one faster and one slower.

Destinations might be one of these locations:

    • West Tiger 3 via any of a myriad of trails
    • Others TBD at the discretion of the lead instructor.

    West Tiger Mountain No. 1

    Required Equipment

    Required Equipment

    This is not a scramble, so we won't actually be using our helmets, ice axes and harnesses; however, for conditioning you should carry all the gear you will be taking on a scramble trip. This includes helmet, ice axe and hasty harness.

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

    This is a great time to test our the boots you are planning to use during the scramble course for fit and comfort. If you do not yet have those boots, sturdy hiking boots will suffice for now.

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