Basic Glacier Travel - SIG In-Town Practice

Field trip: Basic Glacier Travel Course

Basic Glacier Travel - SIG In-Town Practice - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Seattle Glacier Travel Course - Hurst SIG - Gear checkout, knot practice, harness tie-in, and texas prusik ascension of a rope.

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  • Mon, Mar 11, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Easy
  • Elevation Gain: 20 ft

Meet in the lobby at 7pm.

This practice is for students in the Seattle Glacier Travel course, with priority for those in the Hurst SIG.


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring full glacier pack and clothing for a summer non-winter climb (no overnight gear), except no food/water.  It is ok if you are still procuring some equipment, but endeavor to bring webbing, seat harness, and cord lengths to form prusik loops (reference the student handbook).

Arrive with skills to confidently tie the following knots: girth hitch, alpine butterfly, figure eight rewoven and on-bight,  double fishermans, prusik, clove hitch, munter hitch, double overhand, and bowline.

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