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 3, 2021
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Adults
  • Casual
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

9:00 at "Hyak  Glacier" parking area.

47.39167016287587, -121.39642867154211

Leader's notes

We will cover the basics of snow and glacier travel:   ice axe arrest. glissading, cramponing, snow anchors, snow belays, roped travel, and crevasse rescue. 

Note that this is only Part 1 of your required SIG snow field trip.  We will cover much of what you'll do at FT #4.  Part 2 of our SIG Snow FT will be May 1-2 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 offer a climb of St. Helens (weather permitting) as a feature of our SIG Snow Overnight field trip.  It is a fun climb but with all the driving and then the climb, there would not be enough time to teach snow skills that weekend - hence Part 1 on April 3


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

All required snow travel 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, glacier glasses a few pairs of gloves.         

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