Rock & Snow Field Trip (Saturday & Sunday)

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Rock & Snow Field Trip (Saturday & Sunday) - Sam Hill (Leavenworth)

A full weekend of back-to-back field trips to learn and practice rock and snow travel techniques. Registration for Saturday, will assume Sunday's attendance as well. NOTE: This weekend is designed to be a women scramblers cohort only.

Info
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  • Moderate

Meeting time/ place TBD

This will be a full weekend with two days to learn and practice rock and snow travel techniques.

During the Snow Field Trip, you will learn and practice these snow travel skills:

  • Ascending and descending on steep snow
  • Crampon use
  • Ice axe self-arrest
  • Glissading 

During the Rock Field Trip, you will learn and practice these rock travel skills:

  • Climbing and down-climbing fairly steep rocks faces and slabs.
  • Traveling in boulder fields, talus and scree.
  • Protected down-climb techniques 
NOTE: This weekend is designed to be a cohort specifically for self-identified women scramblers learning new skills in a supportive and fun environment, seeking to build community in the process. Depending on weather forecast for our weekend, we will car camp somewhere in the area. If weather not good for camping, will instead change to a closer to town location and conduct as two separate day trips.
Route/Place

Sam Hill (Leavenworth)



  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

    Green Trails Leavenworth No. 178

    USGS Leavenworth
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Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Gear required for an actual Scramble trip.

See Course Handbook.

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