Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course - Seattle - 2020

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.

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

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 an initial web cast lecture 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 15, 2020 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 17, 2020. After the class students are required to meet all other requirements to successfully graduate the program. 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 or less with a pack carrying 15% of your bodyweight.  Due to the timing of this course, students will either have to sign up for Wilderness Navigation. 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Mountaineers strives to serve everyone, regardless of ability to pay. We are committed to providing access to outdoor recreation and education opportunities for all members and youth in the communities we serve. Our courses are priced to cover our costs but we realize the cost incurred through gear and additional course requirements can add up quickly.   We encourage you to explore the scholarship program made available by generous donors within our community. More information on financial assistance is available here: https://www.mountaineers.org/membership/scholarship-financial-assistance

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Conditioning Hike (optional)
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Sat, Mar 6, 2021
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
1 instructor
Mount Si Old Trail
Tue, Mar 16, 2021
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
7 participants
1 instructor
Mount Si Old Trail
Tue, Mar 23, 2021
Registration closes Mar 21
6 participants
1 instructor
West Tiger Mountain No. 3 Cable Line
Tue, Apr 6, 2021
Registration closes Apr 4
8 participants
1 instructor
In-town Workshop
Magnuson Park
Thu, Apr 15, 2021
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
1 instructor
Roster
Required Equipment

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

Course Materials
Name/Description
CASC Application

Application for Seattle Compressed Alpine Scrambling Course (CASC)