Alpine Scrambling Course - Seattle - 2016

Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course - Seattle - 2016

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 un-roped 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

For an in-person overview of the course and an opportunity to discuss details about gear and our activities, come see representatives of the Scramble Committee at the Meet the Mountaineers Evening on January 25th from 6 - 8 PM at the Program Center in Seattle.

Course Details:

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 December 1st to April 1st.

You must also sign-up for and complete the "Basic Wilderness Navigation Course" and "Alpine 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 2016.  First aid must be complete by November 15th 2016.

Links:  

Wilderness Navigation Course   First Aid Courses (AFA and MOFA)

NOTE: With the exception of the first workshop and the first field trip, student sign-up for the Scramble Course workshops and field trips will open up after the first workshop. 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.

Course Manual:

Please see the 2016 the Scramble Course Manual for detailed information about the requirements for this course. 

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Rock & Snow Workshop (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Apr 12, 2020
Registration closes Apr 10
8 participants
9 instructors
Conditioning Hikes (one required, multiple are optional) (optional)
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Wed, Apr 15, 2020
Registration closes Apr 13
5 participants
2 instructors
Rock & Snow Field Trip (Saturday & Sunday)
Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony
Sat, Apr 18, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
4 instructors
Mount Si Old Trail
Sat, Apr 18, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13
11 participants
Guye Peak (winter)
Sat, Apr 25, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
5 participants
4 instructors
Sam Hill (Leavenworth)
Sat, May 2, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
4 instructors
Snoqualmie Mountain
Sat, May 2, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
5 participants
4 instructors
Stevens Pass Ski Area
Sat, May 2, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
4 instructors
Solomon Mountain
Sat, May 9, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
4 instructors
Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony
Sat, May 16, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
7 participants
4 instructors
Bean Creek Basin
Sat, May 16, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
4 instructors
Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas
Sat, May 16, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
3 instructors
Rock & Snow Field Trip (Students Do Not Register, for Records-only) (optional)
Paradise
Sun, Apr 19, 2020
Registration opens Apr 18; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
4 instructors
Snoqualmie Summit West
Sun, Apr 19, 2020
Registration opens Apr 18
11 participants
Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony
Sun, Apr 26, 2020
Registration opens Apr 25; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
4 instructors
Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony
Sun, May 3, 2020
Registration opens May 2; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
4 instructors
Sam Hill (Leavenworth)
Sun, May 3, 2020
Registration opens May 2; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
4 instructors
Cowboy Mountain
Sun, May 3, 2020
Registration opens May 2; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
4 instructors
Solomon Mountain
Sun, May 10, 2020
Registration opens May 9; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
4 instructors
Snoqualmie Summit West
Sun, May 17, 2020
Registration opens May 16; Instructor registration open now
7 participants
4 instructors
Mount Erie
Sun, May 17, 2020
Registration opens May 9; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
4 instructors
Bean Peak
Sun, May 17, 2020
Registration opens May 16; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
4 instructors
Experience Field Trip
Bean Creek Basin
Sat, Jun 6, 2020 -
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Registration opens Jun 7
80 participants
Bean Peak & Volcanic Neck
Sat, Jun 6, 2020
Registration opens May 18
12 participants
Earl Peak
Sat, Jun 6, 2020
Registration opens May 18
11 participants
Judi & Mary's Peaks
Sat, Jun 6, 2020
Registration opens May 18
11 participants
Esmeralda Peaks
Sat, Jun 6, 2020
Registration opens May 18
11 participants
Iron & Teanaway Peaks
Sat, Jun 6, 2020
Registration opens May 18
12 participants
Bean Peak & Volcanic Neck
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Registration opens May 18
12 participants
Earl Peak
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Registration opens May 18
11 participants
Judi & Mary's Peaks
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Registration opens May 18
11 participants
Esmeralda Peaks
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Registration opens May 18
12 participants
Iron & Teanaway Peaks
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Registration opens May 18
11 participants

Additional badges needed to graduate

Completed

Roster
Required Equipment

 


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