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
Gear Workshop
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Feb 7, 2019
Registration closes Feb 5
2 participants on waitlist
7 instructors on waitlist
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Feb 11, 2019
Registration closes Feb 5
10 participants
6 instructors on waitlist
Conditioning Hikes
Mount Si Main Trail
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
7 participants
West Tiger Mountain No. 1
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
1 instructor
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
11 participants
Mount Si Old Trail
Sun, Feb 24, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
7 participants
West Tiger Mountain No. 1
Sun, Mar 3, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
1 instructor
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Mon, Mar 4, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
7 participants
Mount Si Main Trail
Wed, Mar 6, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
11 participants
Mount Si Old Trail
Sun, Mar 10, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
8 participants
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Tue, Mar 12, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
5 participants
Mount Si Main Trail
Wed, Mar 13, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
11 participants
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Thu, Mar 14, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
11 participants
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
5 participants
Mount Si Old Trail
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
7 participants
Mount Si Old Trail
Sat, Mar 30, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
7 participants
Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)
Thu, Apr 4, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
11 participants
Mount Si Main Trail
Fri, Apr 5, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
10 participants
Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)
Mon, Apr 8, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
7 participants
West Tiger Mountain 1 & 2
Sun, Apr 14, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
7 participants
West Tiger Mountain 2 & 3
Fri, Apr 19, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
11 participants
Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)
Thu, Apr 25, 2019
Registration opens Jan 9
11 participants
Snow Workshop
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Mar 27, 2019
Registration closes Mar 25
1 participant on waitlist
2 instructors on waitlist
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Apr 1, 2019
Registration closes Mar 25
14 participants
1 instructor
Rock Workshop
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Apr 7, 2019
Registration closes Apr 5
12 participants
1 instructor on waitlist
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Apr 13, 2019
Registration closes Apr 5
2 participants
7 instructors
Snow Field Trip
Stevens Pass Ski Area
Sat, Apr 27, 2019
Registration closes Apr 19
0 participants
0 instructors
Stevens Pass Ski Area
Sun, Apr 28, 2019
Registration closes Apr 19
28 participants
13 instructors
Rock Field Trip
Mount Erie
Sat, May 11, 2019
Registration closes May 3
2 participants on waitlist
2 instructors on waitlist
Dirty Harry's Balcony & East Balcony via Putrid Pete Trail
Sat, May 11, 2019
Registration closes May 3
2 participants on waitlist
1 instructor
Mount Erie
Sat, May 18, 2019
Registration closes May 3
6 participants
6 instructors
Dirty Harry's Balcony & East Balcony via Putrid Pete Trail
Sat, May 18, 2019
Registration closes May 3
8 participants on waitlist
2 instructors
Dirty Harry's Balcony & East Balcony via Putrid Pete Trail
Sun, May 19, 2019
Registration closes May 3
1 participant
4 instructors
Mount Erie
Sun, May 19, 2019
Registration closes May 3
17 participants
10 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
63 participants
5 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
4 participants on waitlist
Bean Creek Basin
Sun, Jun 2, 2019
Registration opens May 1; Instructor registration open now
65 participants
2 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

See the course handbook under "Course Materials"

Course Materials
Name/Description Type
Alpine Scramble Course Graduation Application

Alpine Scramble Course Graduation Application

Link
Course Handbook

2018 Scramble Course Handbook

File application/x-maker File