Seattle SIG Practices and Conditioners

Field trip: Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Seattle SIG Practices and Conditioners - Mount Si Old Trail

SIG activities, including skill practices conditioning trips

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  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft

Meet at Little Si parking lot 5:30 pm, to be headed upwards by 5:45.  Discover Pass required.

Open to all Basic Climbing students, but if it gets full then the pecking order goes like this: McCarthy SIG, Foothills students, Seattle Basic students, other branches.  Have a headlamp as we will be descending in the dark.

This will be an opportunity for McCarthy SIG members to pass the fitness requirement. 

Course materials say:   "Climbing Conditioning Benchmark: At a minimum, be able to hike with a full day pack (greater of 25 pounds or 20% of body weight) up the Mt. Si trail (4 miles, 3400' gain) in under 2:00"

Wear mountaineering boots.  Packs will be weighed before heading up.



Mount Si Old Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

As determined by leader.

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