Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Overnight Snow Scrambling

Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Seattle Basic Alpine SIG Field Trip - Overnight Snow Scrambling - Snoqualmie Summit Ski Areas

Basic SIG SNOW Field Trip - SIG Snow Skills Part 1 of the required SIG Snow instruction for the Wallace SIG.

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  • Sat, Apr 1, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

9:00 at Travelers' Rest, at the E end of the Snoqualmie Summit area.  We will then convoy to the Hyak  Glacier area.

Also keep Sunday, April 2  open so we can slip a day if needed for better weather.

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

Note that this is only Part 1 of your required SIG snow field trip and we will cover much of what you'll do at FT #4.  Part 2 of our SIG Snow FT will be May 6-7 at Mt St Helens.  In case you're wondering, ours is the only SIG that splits this required activity into two sessions.  We do this in order to do a climb of Mt. St. Helens to satisfy the snow overnight requirement.  St Helens is such a long drive that we would not have time to teach all snow skills we'll cover on April 1.


students will earn:


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

Ice axe, crampons, helmet, harness with slings and 'biners,  layers of warm clothing (and bring some dry clothing in the car for afterward), waterproof boots, gaiters, rain gear top and bottom, a few pairs of gloves.         

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