Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course - Seattle - 2018

Scrambling Course

Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course

This course covers the same curriculum of skills as the regular Scramble Course but over the span of one weekend.

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If you find it easier to take a class over a long weekend or missed the most recent Alpine Scrambling class deadline--  Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course (CASC) 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  a lecture at the Seattle Program Center and a long-weekend of field instruction the program culminates with the regular Seattle Alpine Scrambling class Experience Field Trip in June.

The course will begin at the Seattle Mountaineer Program center on Friday, May 18, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM.  The course will then move to the Stevens Pass Mountaineers Lodge on Friday night through Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2018. After the class students are required to meet all other requirements to successfully graduate the program. Your registration fee includes the fee for the Lodge at Stevens Pass. Due to the challenges of CASC an application is required and 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 with a pack carrying 15% of your body weight.  Due to the timing of this course, students will either have to have completed the Wilderness Navigation course or be signed up for Wilderness Navigation early in the season, please check  the Navigation Courses for more information. 

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Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

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

Course Materials

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