Alpine Scrambling Course - Seattle - 2018

Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course

The 2018 Seattle Alpine Scrambling course teaches essential techniques of off-trail wilderness travel needed for scaling snow and rock summits.

 The 2018 course is full. You can register for the waitlist, or check out the Compressed Course which covers the same content but in one weekend.

Cancellations before Mar 18 receive a full refund minus a $10 processing fee.  No refunds are given after March 18.

 

The Alpine Scrambling course teaches essential techniques of off-trail wilderness travel needed for scaling 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.

To get an idea of  what scrambling involves, check out these pictures from the 2017 course: https://photos.app.goo.gl/slX2LfBEHqB0T7FO2

The wilderness navigation course is required to be completed before June 1.

Graduating from this course requires the completion of all workshops and fieldtrips listed below, completing 3 scrambles, and earning the low impact recreation, first aid, and stewardship badges. 

Navigation and first aid are separate courses with separate fees.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Conditioning Hikes (optional)
Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)
Thu, Apr 25, 2019
Registration closed Apr 23
0 participants
2 instructors on waitlist
Snow Field Trip
Stevens Pass Ski Area
Sat, Apr 27, 2019
Registration closed Apr 19
8 participants
7 instructors
Stevens Pass Ski Area
Sun, Apr 28, 2019
Registration closed Apr 19
11 participants
7 instructors
Rock Field Trip
Mount Erie
Sat, May 11, 2019
Registration closes May 3
7 participants
1 instructor
Dirty Harry's Balcony
Sat, May 11, 2019
Registration closes May 3
0 participants
0 instructors
Mount Erie
Sat, May 18, 2019
Registration closes May 3
5 participants
1 instructor
Dirty Harry's Balcony
Sat, May 18, 2019
Registration closes May 3
3 participants on waitlist
0 instructors
Dirty Harry's Balcony
Sun, May 19, 2019
Registration closes May 3
0 participants
0 instructors
Mount Erie
Sun, May 19, 2019
Registration closes May 3
1 participant on waitlist
3 instructors
Experience Field Trip
Bean Peak
Sat, Jun 1, 2019
Registration opens May 1
0 participants
Bean Peak & Volcanic Neck
Sat, Jun 1, 2019
Registration opens May 1
0 participants
Bean & Earl Peaks
Sat, Jun 1, 2019
Registration opens May 1
0 participants
Earl Peak
Sat, Jun 1, 2019
Registration opens May 1
0 participants
Bills Peak
Sat, Jun 1, 2019
Registration opens May 1
0 participants
Teanaway Peak
Sat, Jun 1, 2019
Registration opens May 1
0 participants
Judi & Mary's Peaks
Sat, Jun 1, 2019
Registration opens May 1
0 participants
Esmeralda Peaks
Sat, Jun 1, 2019
Registration opens May 1
0 participants
Bean Creek Basin
Sat, Jun 1, 2019
Registration opens May 1; Instructor registration open now
61 participants
7 instructors on waitlist
Bean Peak
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
Registration opens May 1
0 participants
Bean Peak & Volcanic Neck
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
Registration opens May 1
0 participants
Bean & Earl Peaks
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
Registration opens May 1
0 participants
Earl Peak
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
Registration opens May 1
0 participants
Bills Peak
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
Registration opens May 1
0 participants
Teanaway Peak
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
Registration opens May 1
0 participants
Judi & Mary's Peaks
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
Registration opens Jun 1
0 participants
Esmeralda Peaks
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
Registration opens May 1
3 participants on waitlist
Bean Creek Basin
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
Registration opens May 1; Instructor registration open now
65 participants
0 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

See the course handbook under "Course Materials"