Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing Conditioner

Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing Conditioner - Mailbox Peak

Conditioner for students of Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing. Priority will be given to members of the Metz/Dittig SIG.

  • Sat, Jan 6, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Very Strenuous, Snow Scramble, Winter Scramble
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,841 ft

We will plan to meet by the gate to the parking lot at 7:00 am.  If the gate is opened early (before 7:00 am) we will meet in the main parking lot. We will have brief introductions and plan to be hiking at 7:15 am. 

This is an early season conditioner with the goal of getting to know some of your fellow Basic Alpine students. We'll target a 2 1/2 hour (ish) car to summit pace. If your familiar with the old trail and feel this is a slow pace, feel free to load up you pack to add to the challenge.  If you are not familiar with the old trail, it's a long- steady grind makes for a pretty good leg workout. 


Mailbox Peak

  • Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S

    Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174SX

    Green Trails Bandera No. 206
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

In addition to the ten essentials, you will also want to have micro spikes.  Trekking poles can also be helpful.  

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