Glacier Travel Course: Conditioning Hike - RETIRED

Field trip: Basic Glacier Travel Course

Glacier Travel Course: Conditioning Hike - RETIRED - Mount Teneriffe/Serendipity Ridge

Conditioning hike for the Glacier Travel Course

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  • Sun, Apr 10, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Day Hiking
  • Adults
  • Strenuous 4
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft

The school bus turnaround at the end of the Mt Si road.  this is around a mile further than the Mt Si parking lot.  We'll meet at 0800.

This trip is specifically designed for participants of the Glacier Travel Course. Basic Climbing Students are also welcome. We will carry packs up to 40 lbs to prepare in terms of conditioning for upcoming glacier climbs. Conditioning hikes are optional activities but participation is highly recommended.

Aimed primarily at the Clitherow/Wolfe SIG, but anyone from the Glacier class is welcome to attend. Note, this is a more strenuous hike than Mt Si.  4000 of elevation gain, and around 12m r/t, so please be sure you can complete it.  you'll have 3 hrs to reach the summit to count as a successful conditioner.  Although it's listed as a scramble in the database, there's a new trail to the summit, and a nice gentle, though long hike down a different road, so easier on the knees.  It's also much less crowded than Mt Si.  As for extra weight, i'd suggest carrying water in a jug or two; empty it out at the top.


Mount Teneriffe/Serendipity Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • 10 essentials
  • hiking or mountaineering boots
  • hiking pole
  • extra weight for training purposes - get details from the leader
  • optional: ice axe (getting used to handling it)
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