Seattle Basic SIG SNOW FT - SIG Snow Overnight (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue, Snow Camping, & Roped Travel)

Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Seattle Basic SIG SNOW FT - SIG Snow Overnight (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue, Snow Camping, & Roped Travel) - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Basic Field Trip #6 - SIG Snow Overnight (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue, Snow Camping, Roped Travel) - PART 1 OF 2

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  • Sun, Apr 3, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 0.25 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft

7:30 am at the Travelers’ Rest building, just east of the gas station and Pancake House at Snoqualmie Pass.  We will then proceed to the Hyak Glacier (Summit East) area for the day.

This SIG field trip will focus on introducing basic climbing class students to the basics of snow belays, snow anchors, crevasse rescue including both 2:1 & 3:1 raising systems, traveling together on a rope.

This is PART 1 of two parts.  

PART 2 will be an overnight snow camp and climb of Mt St Helens April 30 - May 1.  Because of travel distance and the time taken to climb St Helens on Sunday, there will not be time enough to do all the technical training required for FT #6 at our overnight.  Hence the need for this April 3 snow skills FT.

Sunday April 3 is our primary date.  If the forecast looks terrible for Sunday and better on Saturday, we may shift to Saturday April 2.  Try to keep both days open.

Route/Place

Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas



  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

All required snow travel equipment, including:   boots, crampons, gaiters, harness with slings biners and belay device, helmet, ice axe, layers of warm clothing (no cotton!) with extra in the car for afterward,  rain gear top and bottom, gloves and extras, lunch and water.  

More detail will be sent with the logistics email before the event.

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