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
In-town Workshop (optional)
Seattle Program Center
Fri, May 14, 2021
Registration closed Feb 28
1 participant
0 instructors
Magnuson Park
Fri, May 14, 2021
Registration closed May 12
2 participants
0 instructors
Magnuson Park
Thu, May 20, 2021
Registration closes May 18
0 participants
0 instructors
Rock Scrambling (optional)
Mount Erie
Sat, May 15, 2021
Registration closed Feb 20
0 participants
0 instructors
Mount Erie
Sat, May 15, 2021
Registration closed Feb 28
1 participant
0 instructors
Dirty Harry's Balcony
Sat, May 15, 2021
Registration closed Feb 8
2 participants
0 instructors
Mount Erie
Sat, May 15, 2021
Registration closed Feb 23
1 participant
0 instructors
Mount Erie
Sun, May 16, 2021
Registration closed Mar 8
0 participants
0 instructors
Mount Erie
Sun, May 16, 2021
Registration closes May 14
2 participants
0 instructors
Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony
Sat, May 22, 2021
Registration closed Feb 24
0 participants
0 instructors
Mount Erie
Sat, May 22, 2021
Registration closed Mar 10
0 participants
0 instructors
Mount Erie
Sat, May 22, 2021
Registration closes May 20
1 participant
0 instructors
Mount Erie
Sun, May 23, 2021
Registration closed Mar 10
0 participants
0 instructors
Experience Field Trip
Earl Peak
Sat, Jun 5, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
1 instructor
Ingalls Peak/South Peak
Sat, Jun 5, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
0 participants
0 instructors
Bean & Earl Peaks
Sat, Jun 5, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
0 instructors
Judi Peak
Sat, Jun 5, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
0 instructors
Mary's Peak
Sat, Jun 5, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
0 instructors
Judi & Mary's Peaks
Sat, Jun 5, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
0 instructors
Mary's & Bean Peaks
Sat, Jun 5, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
0 instructors
Bean Peak & Volcanic Neck
Sat, Jun 5, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
2 instructors
Bean Peak
Sat, Jun 5, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
0 instructors
Bean Peak
Sun, Jun 6, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
0 instructors
Earl Peak
Sun, Jun 6, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
2 instructors
Judi Peak
Sun, Jun 6, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
2 instructors
Mary's Peak
Sun, Jun 6, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
2 instructors
Judi & Mary's Peaks
Sun, Jun 6, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
1 instructor
Mary's & Bean Peaks
Sun, Jun 6, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
2 instructors
Bean Peak & Volcanic Neck
Sun, Jun 6, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
0 instructors
Bean Peak
Sat, Jun 12, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
0 instructors
Bean Peak
Sun, Jun 13, 2021
Registration opens May 22; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
1 instructor
Roster
Required Equipment

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

Course Materials

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