Course Materials

2020 Basic Climbing Handbook

2020 Seattle Basic Climbing Handbook

PDF document icon Seattle-Basic-Alpine-Climbing-Handbook-2020.pdf — PDF document, 1.10 MB

Basic Field Trips CURRICULUM - Folder

Field Trips 1-5 Curriculum Outline

Crevasse Rescue Illustrated 2018

Crevasse Rescue Illustrated 2018

PDF document icon Crevasse Rescue 2018 (1).pdf — PDF document, 1.84 MB

SIG Rock Field Trip

SIG Rock Field Trip

PDF document icon SIGROCKFT.pdf — PDF document, 63 KB

SIG Snow Field Trip

SIG Snow Field Trip

PDF document icon SIGSNOWFT.pdf — PDF document, 80 KB


Material from the lectures, usually posted after each lecture

Basic Climbs Guide

A description of climbs eligible for graduation credit. 2010 is the most recent version.

PDF document icon Basic Climbs Guide 2010.pdf — PDF document, 330 KB


Your survival guide to Basic Alpine Climbing

Reporting an Overdue Climber

What is an overdue climber, and what should family/friends do if you do not return on scheduled day.

Code of Conduct

Expectations of Mountaineer members

Graduation Requirements

Seattle Basic Alpine Climbing Course - Graduation Requirements

Standard Techniques

Minimum set of techniques to know for successful progress in the Basic Alpine Climbing Course