Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course A - Seattle - 2024

Scrambling Course

Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course

Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course A. This course covers the same curriculum of skills as the regular Alpine Scramble Course and Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course B but over the span of one weekend.

If you find it easier to take a class over a long weekend and in a short time frame--- Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course A (CASC- A) is for you, differing only from the regular Alpine Scrambling class by the intensity of the instructional experience. Learn how to travel off-trail and safely across rock and snow filled terrain and use an ice ax to reach some of the great peaks in the area. After an in town Gear Workshop April 11, 2024 and a conditioning hike on at Tiger Mountain on April 27th or 28th, and a long-weekend (Friday thru Sunday) of field instruction the program culminates with the regular Seattle Alpine Scrambling class Experience Field Trip on June 1st or 2nd 2024.

The course will begin at the Seattle Mountaineers Program center in May 3 2024, with  two skills workshops. The course will then move to the Stevens Pass Mountaineers Lodge on Friday night May 3, 2024  through Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2024 for a weekend of field trips. Students are required to meet all other requirements to successfully graduate the program. Due to the challenges of CASC  students are expected to demonstrate excellent physical conditioning – such as being able to achieve 2,000 feet in elevation gain in a reasonable time with a pack in each of two consecutive days as well as other strenuous physical activities during the field trips. If you have any questions about conditioning please contact the course leader.  One test is hiking Mt. Si in 2 hours or less with a pack carrying 15% of your bodyweight. Due to the timing of this course, students will have to sign up for Wilderness Navigation early in the season and have it completed before the June 1, 2024 Experience  Field Trip weekend.


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Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Experience Field Trip
Bills Peak
Sat, Jun 1, 2024
Registration closes May 30
2 participants
0 instructors
Iron & Teanaway Peaks
Sun, Jun 2, 2024
Registration closes May 30
4 participants
0 instructors
Required Equipment

The 10 Essentials, Scrambling gear and overnight supplies for 2 nights at the Stevens Lodge. 

Course Materials

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