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 (one required, multiple are optional) (optional)
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
Registration closed Feb 25
3 participants
0 instructors
West Tiger Mountain 2 & 3
Sat, Feb 29, 2020
Registration closes Feb 27
3 participants on waitlist
0 instructors
Dirty Harry's Balcony & East Balcony
Tue, Mar 3, 2020
Registration closes Mar 1
2 participants
0 instructors
Mount Si Main Trail
Wed, Mar 4, 2020
Registration closes Mar 2
4 participants
1 instructor
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Wed, Mar 4, 2020
Registration closes Mar 2
7 participants
1 instructor
West Tiger Mountain No. 1
Sat, Mar 7, 2020
Registration closes Mar 5
5 participants on waitlist
0 instructors
Mount Si Main Trail
Wed, Mar 11, 2020
Registration opens Mar 2; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
1 instructor
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Wed, Mar 11, 2020
Registration closes Mar 9
2 participants
0 instructors
Mount Si Old Trail
Fri, Mar 13, 2020
Registration closes Mar 11
2 participants
0 instructors
Little Si
Wed, Mar 18, 2020
Registration closes Mar 9
6 participants
1 instructor on waitlist
Mount Si Main Trail
Wed, Mar 18, 2020
Registration closes Mar 16
3 participants
0 instructors
Change Peak
Thu, Mar 19, 2020
Registration closes Mar 17
2 participants
1 instructor
West Tiger Mountain No. 2
Sat, Mar 21, 2020
Registration closes Mar 19
4 participants on waitlist
0 instructors
West Tiger Mountain No. 1
Sun, Mar 22, 2020
Registration closes Mar 20
0 participants
0 instructors
West Tiger Mountain No. 2
Tue, Mar 24, 2020
Registration closes Mar 22
7 participants
0 instructors
Mount Si Main Trail
Wed, Mar 25, 2020
Registration closes Mar 23
3 participants
0 instructors
Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony
Wed, Apr 1, 2020
Registration closes Mar 30
6 participants
1 instructor
Mount Si Main Trail
Fri, Apr 3, 2020
Registration closes Apr 1
4 participants
1 instructor on waitlist
Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)
Tue, Apr 7, 2020
Registration closes Apr 5
5 participants
0 instructors
Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony
Mon, Apr 13, 2020
Registration closes Apr 11
4 participants
1 instructor
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Wed, Apr 15, 2020
Registration closes Apr 13
6 participants
0 instructors
Rock Workshop (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Mar 17, 2020
Registration closes Mar 15
0 participants
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Mar 26, 2020
Registration closes Mar 24
13 participants
0 instructors
Snow Workshop (optional)
Magnuson Park
Tue, Mar 17, 2020
Registration closes Mar 15
11 participants
1 instructor on waitlist
Magnuson Park
Thu, Mar 26, 2020
Registration closes Mar 24
1 participant on waitlist
1 instructor on waitlist
Rock & Snow Workshop (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Apr 4, 2020
Registration closes Apr 2
5 participants
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Apr 12, 2020
Registration closes Apr 10
3 participants
0 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
0 instructors
Mount Si Old Trail
Sat, Apr 18, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13
10 participants
Bean Creek Basin
Sat, Apr 25, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
5 participants
2 instructors on waitlist
Guye Peak (winter)
Sat, Apr 25, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
1 instructor on waitlist
Sam Hill (Leavenworth)
Sat, May 2, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
1 instructor
Snoqualmie Mountain
Sat, May 2, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
7 participants
1 instructor on waitlist
Stevens Pass Ski Area
Sat, May 2, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
1 instructor
Sam Hill (Leavenworth)
Sat, May 9, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
2 instructors on waitlist
Solomon Mountain
Sat, May 9, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
0 instructors
Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony
Sat, May 16, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
7 participants
1 instructor
Bean Creek Basin
Sat, May 16, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
1 instructor
Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas
Sat, May 16, 2020
Registration opens Apr 13; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
1 instructor
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
1 instructor
Snoqualmie Summit West
Sun, Apr 19, 2020
Registration opens Apr 18
10 participants
Bean Peak
Sun, Apr 26, 2020
Registration opens Apr 25; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
0 instructors
Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony
Sun, Apr 26, 2020
Registration opens Apr 25; Instructor registration open now
7 participants
0 instructors
Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony
Sun, May 3, 2020
Registration opens May 2; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
0 instructors
Sam Hill (Leavenworth)
Sun, May 3, 2020
Registration opens May 2; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
1 instructor
Cowboy Mountain
Sun, May 3, 2020
Registration opens May 2; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
1 instructor
Cowboy Mountain
Sun, May 10, 2020
Registration opens May 9; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
1 instructor on waitlist
Solomon Mountain
Sun, May 10, 2020
Registration opens May 9; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
0 instructors
Snoqualmie Summit West
Sun, May 17, 2020
Registration opens May 16; Instructor registration open now
7 participants
0 instructors
Mount Erie
Sun, May 17, 2020
Registration opens May 9; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
2 instructors
Bean Peak
Sun, May 17, 2020
Registration opens May 16; Instructor registration open now
8 participants
1 instructor
Experience Field Trip
Bean Creek Basin
Sat, Jun 6, 2020 -
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Registration opens Jun 7
79 participants
Bean Peak & Volcanic Neck
Sat, Jun 6, 2020
Registration opens May 18
11 participants
Earl Peak
Sat, Jun 6, 2020
Registration opens May 18
10 participants
Judi & Mary's Peaks
Sat, Jun 6, 2020
Registration opens May 18
10 participants
Esmeralda Peaks
Sat, Jun 6, 2020
Registration opens May 18
10 participants
Iron & Teanaway Peaks
Sat, Jun 6, 2020
Registration opens May 18
11 participants
Bean Peak & Volcanic Neck
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Registration opens May 18
11 participants
Earl Peak
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Registration opens May 18
10 participants
Judi & Mary's Peaks
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Registration opens May 18
10 participants
Esmeralda Peaks
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Registration opens May 18
12 participants
Iron & Teanaway Peaks
Sun, Jun 7, 2020
Registration opens May 18
10 participants
Roster
Required Equipment

See the course handbook under "Course Materials"