Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Overnight Snow Scrambling - Mount St. Helens/Worm Flows

Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Overnight Snow Scrambling - Mount St. Helens/Worm Flows

Basic SIG SNOW Field Trip - SIG Snow Overnight (Snow Camping, cramponing) Mount St. Helens/Worm Flows

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  • Sat, May 4, 2019 — Sun, May 5, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 5, Technical 4, Winter Scramble
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,700 ft

TBD - Probably  Oak Tree Restaurant in Woodland.  Many of us will rendezvous somewhere in the Seattle to form carpools - again, TBD

This is Part 2 of our SIG required snow overnight FT.  We will have completed Part 1 snow travel training April 6 at Hyak.  This is just the snow camp portion.  Conditions permitting, we will summit St Helens Sunday.  A great climb in essentially winter conditions, but will not count as a summit for Basic graduation.


students will earn:


Mount St. Helens/Worm Flows

  • USGS Mt St Helens

    Green Trails Mount St Helens NVM No. 332S

    Green Trails Mt St Helens NW No. 364S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

All required snow travel equipment, including  - warm layers (probably including a puffy jacket), rain/wind parka and pants (full zip best), Waterproof boots, gaiters, crampons, ice axe, poles recommended, warm hat, at least two pair gloves, headlamp, helmet, glacier glasses, skis or snowshoes (guidance on those  to come later), water bottles or bladder for at least two liters.

Also camping gear - Warm sleeping bag, insulated pad (possibly two - ask if you want guidance), food and eating utensils.  Chocolate and brandy optional but recommended.


We will pool tents and stoves.  Leader will ask in advance who can contribute what and will decise who brings what.

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