Alpine Scrambling Course 2015

Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course - Seattle - 2015

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COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

The 2015 Scramble course started on March 2 2015 and Registration is now closed. 
Please join us in 2016  Registration will open in November 2015.

 

The Alpine Scrambling course teaches essential techniques of off-trail wilderness travel needed for achieving snow and rock summits. Alpine scrambling may at times involve unroped movement on and across low or moderately-exposed snow and rock terrain, but does not include roped climbing on high-angle, seriously-exposed technical rock faces, nor does it involve roped travel on crevassed glaciers.

Photos from previous years

To graduate from the course, you must attend ONE session of each of the activities listed below, (Conditioning Hikes are optional but we strongly suggest you take part in as many of the  conditioners offered as you can). 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

You must also successfully reach the summit on 3 Alpine Scramble trips by November 1st.   At least one of the summits must be a snow scramble.  Once you have completed the snow field trip you are eligible to go on a snow scramble. Note: A snow scramble and Winter scramble are two different types of trips. You are not eligible for trips marked “Winter” until you have successfully graduated the Alpine Scrambling course. Most Winter scrambles take place from November 1st to April 1st.

You must also sign-up for and complete the Navigation and First Aid courses offered by the Seattle branch or by one of the other branches.  Note that these courses require separate fees. 
Navigation must be complete by mid April.  First aid must be complete by November 15th.

Links:  Basic Navigation Courses    First Aid Courses (AFA and MOFA)

2/1/2014:  There will be a Seattle Branch basic navigation workshop on 4/2 and a field trip on 4/11. Is is now available for sign-up and may fill-up soon.  If you want to attend on those dates, please sign-up ASAP.  Navigation schedule

NOTE: With the exception of the first workshop, student sign-up for the Scramble Course workshops and field trips will open up on March 2 after the first work shop. It is best if you consult your schedule and commit to the dates you have registered for early on in the course to insure you are able to attend the event on the date that works for you.

NOTE:  Past graduates who wish to instruct at the field trips can sign-up right now.

NOTE:  After the date of an activity passes, the link to it is not shown below.  Here are Links to activities earlier in the season

 

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Snow Field Trip Make-up
Alpental Ski Area
Sat, Apr 23, 2016
Registration closed Apr 21
5 participants
Stevens Pass Ski Area
Sat, May 14, 2016
Registration closed May 12
7 participants
3 instructors
Snow Workshop
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Apr 6, 2017
Registration closed Apr 4
24 participants
17 instructors
Conditioning Hike
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Tue, Mar 12, 2019
Registration closed Mar 10
3 participants
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Wed, Feb 19, 2020
Registration closed Feb 17
10 participants
1 instructor
West Tiger Mountain No. 2
Tue, Mar 24, 2020
Registration closed Mar 22
8 participants
2 instructors
Mount Si Main Trail
Wed, Mar 25, 2020
Registration closed Mar 23
6 participants
2 instructors
Mount Si Main Trail
Fri, Apr 3, 2020
Registration closed Apr 1
5 participants
2 instructors
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Wed, Apr 15, 2020
Registration closed Apr 13
5 participants
2 instructors
Experience Field Trip
Bills Peak
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
Registration closed May 28
0 participants
Iron & Teanaway Peaks
Sat, Jun 6, 2020
Registration closed May 31
12 participants
Esmeralda Peaks
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Registration closed May 31
12 participants
Gear Night (optional)
Ascent Outdoors, Seattle
Wed, Feb 19, 2020
Registration closed Feb 19
77 participants
17 instructors
Rock & Snow Workshop (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Apr 4, 2020
Registration closed Apr 2
4 participants
9 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Apr 12, 2020
Registration closed Apr 10
8 participants
9 instructors
Rock & Snow Field Trip (Saturday & Sunday)
Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony
Sat, Apr 18, 2020
Registration closed Apr 16
6 participants
4 instructors
Mount Si Old Trail
Sat, Apr 18, 2020
Registration closed Apr 16
11 participants
Snoqualmie Mountain
Sat, May 2, 2020
Registration closed Apr 30
5 participants
4 instructors
Stevens Pass Ski Area
Sat, May 2, 2020
Registration closed Apr 30
8 participants
4 instructors
Rock & Snow Field Trip (Students Do Not Register, for Records-only) (optional)
Paradise
Sun, Apr 19, 2020
Registration closed Apr 18
6 participants
4 instructors
Snoqualmie Summit West
Sun, Apr 19, 2020
Registration closed Apr 18
11 participants
Sam Hill (Leavenworth)
Sun, May 3, 2020
Registration closed May 2
8 participants
4 instructors
Snow Skills Additional Practice (optional)
Stevens Pass Ski Area
Sun, May 22, 2022
Registration closed May 9
1 participant
0 instructors

Additional badges needed to graduate

Completed

Roster
Required Equipment

Please see the Alpine Scramble Course Manual for detailed information about the requirements for this course.

 

 

 

Course Materials
Name/Description
Alpine Scramble Course Graduation Application

Alpine Scramble Course Graduation Application