Basic Glacier Travel - SIG Timed Conditioner

Field trip: Basic Glacier Travel Course

Basic Glacier Travel - SIG Timed Conditioner - Mailbox Peak

Mark Hurst Glacier Travel SIG Trip - timed conditioning hike.

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  • Sun, Mar 17, 2019
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Very Strenuous, Snow Scramble, Winter Scramble
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft

Arrive in the upper parking lot at 7:15am for a 7:30am departure.   We will travel up and down the Old Trail.

This is a timed fitness check hike intended for Basic Glacier Travel students in Mark Hurst's SIG.  Others Glacier students may be allowed to join if space permits. 


Mailbox Peak

  • Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S

    Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174S

    Green Trails Bandera No. 206
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Participants are expected to start the hike with the greater of 25 lb or 20% body weight pack, and to reach the mailbox in less than 2.5 hours from the trailhead.  I will bring a fish hook scale and some extra water bottles in case anyone needs to add some ballast.  This can also just be a good conditioner activity for you - there will be future opportunities to pass the fitness test.

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