Basic Glacier Travel - SIG Snow Field Trip

Field trip: Basic Glacier Travel Course

Basic Glacier Travel - SIG Snow Field Trip - Alpental Backcountry

Seattle Glacier Travel course, Hurst SIG - snow skills practice

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  • Sat, Mar 30, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Glacier Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meet at the Source Lake Trailhead, at the end of the Alpental parking lots at 7:45am, ready to depart on snowshoe at 8am.

This fieldtrip is intended for Seattle Basic Glacier Travel Students in the Hurst SIG.  Other students will be accepted with leader permission if positions are available.   We will practice in-balance and roped glacier travel, self arrest, snow anchors, crevasse rescue and  glissade.


Alpental Ski Area

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Full Glacier non-overnight Climb packs, equipment, fitness, and attitude.

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