Conditioner Hikes

Field trip: Intensive Basic Alpine Climbing Course

Conditioner Hikes - Mount Si Main Trail

Get in shape for those summer climbs

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  • Thu, May 4, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Day Hiking
  • Adults
  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft

5:30 PM Meetup at Mercer Island Park and Ride

6 PM at Mount Si trailhead

Priority given to Intense Basic students until April 30. After that, anyone can join.

Leader will set a pace of 2 hours to the top. Your goal is to stay ahead of her. This can count as your conditioner requirement for the Intense Basic course.


Mount Si Main Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • 10 Essentials (headlamp is critical)
  • NW Forest Pass or equivalent (if driving)
  • 2 liters of water for drinking
  • 15-25% of your body weight in your pack (use discretion. Heavier is better for actually preparing you for climbs, however only 15% in under 2 hours is required. Use gallon water jugs so you can dump the water out and save your knees on the way down)
  • Mountaineering boots - now is the time to break them in!
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