Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course B - Seattle - 2024

Scrambling Course

Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course

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

If you find it easier to take a class over a long weekend and in a short time frame--- Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course B (CASC- B) 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 evening Gear Workshop April 25, 2024, a conditioning hike on at Tiger Mountain on May 12, 2024  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.

Following the gear night and Tiger Mtn field trip, the course will begin at the Seattle Mountaineers Program center on May 17, 2024 at 8:00am with  two skills workshops. The course will then move to the Stevens Pass Mountaineers Lodge on Friday night May 17, 2024  through Sunday afternoon, May 19, 2024 for a weekend of field trips. There is an additional charge for the overnight stay and meals at the Stevens Lodge.  Students are required to meet all other requirements to successfully graduate the program. 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.  One test is hiking Mt. Si in 2 hours or less with a pack carrying 15% of your bodyweight. If you have any questions about conditioning please contact the course leader.  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.

    • Complete the online Low Impact Recreation quiz.
    • Complete a Stewardship event
    • Complete Avalanche Awareness Class
    • Complete 3 scrambles
    • Complete the Wilderness First Aid course Seattle WFA 
    • Complete the Wilderness Navigation course/Seattle/Foothills by June 1 to eligible for the Experience Field Trip.  
    • ** First Aid and Navigation are separate courses with their own fees.
Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Experience Field Trip
Iron & Teanaway Peaks
Sat, Jun 1, 2024
Registration closes May 30
0 participants
0 instructors
Bills Peak
Sun, Jun 2, 2024
Registration closes May 31
3 participants on waitlist
1 instructor
Required Equipment

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

Course Materials

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