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 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
Roster
Required Equipment

See the course handbook under "Course Materials"

Course Materials
Name/Description
Alpine Scramble Course Graduation Application

Alpine Scramble Course Graduation Application