Snow Skills

Field trip: Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course

Snow Skills - Bean Creek Basin

Learn snow travel techniques, ice axe self arrest, and glissading.

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  • *Varies*, Moderate, Strenuous, M2 Mountain 2 Ski, Strenuous 3, Technical 1, Technical 2, Technical 3, Technical 4
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

This is for students in the "E" section of the Scrambling Class with Jeff Patterson.  Meet at 6:00 AM at Issaquah Park and Ride. 

 This will be a full day of rolling around in the snow and a day on rock We will cover snow travel on technical terrain, and what to do if you fall.

You will learn and practice these skills:

  • Ascending and descending on steep snow
  • Ice axe self-arrest
  • Glissading 



Bean Creek Basin

  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Mt Stuart No. 209

    USGS Teanaway Butte

    USGS Mount Stuart

    USGS Red Top Mtn

    USGS Enchantment Lakes
  • See full route/place details.
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