Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Overnight Snow Scrambling

Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Overnight Snow Scrambling - Commonwealth Basin

Basic SIG Snow Field Trip - Overnight Snow (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue, Snow Camping, Roped Travel) for Erika and Josh's SIG

  • Sat, Apr 27, 2024 — Sun, Apr 28, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 900 ft
  • Circle up at Summit West parking lot at 8am - Parking Pass: National Park Pass (like this one) or a Northwest Forest Pass.
  • Plan around leaving at 3pm on Sunday from parking lot

This field trip will focus on introducing basic climbing class students to the basics of snow belays, snow anchors, crevasse rescue, traveling together on a rope, and snow camping. 

For more details see our KBYG doc that includes our daily itinerary

Major Skills:

  • Snow travel on rope teams
  • How to hold an ice axe and self-belay
  • Snow Belays 
  • Snow Anchors
  • Crevasse Rescue- C-Pulley
  • Snow camping, cooking and water prep
  • Ice axe arrest
  • Crampons - how to put on and safely travel

Badges

students will earn:

Route/Place

Commonwealth Basin



  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
  • See full route/place details.
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

All required snow travel equipment. 

More detail in our  KBYG doc that includes our daily itinerary

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