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) - Mount St. Helens/Worm Flows

SIG Snow Overnight (Snow Anchors & Belays, Crevasse Rescue, Snow Camping, Roped Travel)

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  • Sat, Apr 17, 2021 — Sun, Apr 18, 2021
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 5, Technical 4, Winter Scramble
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,700 ft

Meet at Marble Mountain Sno Park, where the traditional winter route begins, and we will hike in as a group to set up a winter campsite.  Will coordinate specific time via e-mail as trip approaches.  If the weather conditions look bad, we will either choose another location or reschedule

At Zero-dark-thirty, we'll do an alpine start, practicing the skills from the SIG Snow field trip.  And since we are already at Mt. St. Helens and awake early, weather and snow conditions permitting we can head up and maybe catch the sunrise at the top.

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. 

Note- This trip is dependent on obtaining permits - not a given - and will incur an additional cost ($15).  Please contact leader privately if this is a barrier.

McCarthy SIG students only until March 1, 2021.

Route/Place

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.
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

10 Essentials.  All required snow travel equipment.

Winter overnight gear

  • tent
  • winter weight sleeping bag
  • foam insulation pad

Winter team gear to be coordinated

  • shovels
  • stoves / fuel
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