Seattle Basic Alpine Field Trip #6 - Snow Travel, and Snow Anchors

Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Seattle Basic Alpine Field Trip #6 - Snow Travel, and Snow Anchors - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Basic Field Trip #4 - Snow Travel w/ Ice Axe and Crampons including self-arrest, and Introduction to Crevasse Rescue.

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  • Sun, Apr 28, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

West Summit parking lot at 7:00AM.

This field trip runs until 4:00PM.

 Basic Field Trip #4 - Snow Travel, Ice Ax and Crampon Skills. You will learn to:

  • Travel on snow safely.
  • Use your ice ax. 
  • Use your crampons.
  • Descend by glissading,
  • Hold a simulated crevasse fall, build and transition from holding the fallen climber, to building & connecting to a snow anchor (aka, escape the belay).


students will earn:

instructors will earn:


Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

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

Required Equipment

All required snow, and glacier travel equipment.

Recommend that  Axes and Crampons NOT be overly sharp! Check your points.

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