Int Winter Mountaineering FT - Skyline Ridge & Tye Peak

Field trip: Intermediate Climbing Course

Int Winter Mountaineering FT - Skyline Ridge & Tye Peak

Intermediate Winter Mountaineering FT for Rob & Sherrie's mentor group. AIARE Level 1 certification required.

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  • Sat, Mar 5, 2016 — Sun, Mar 6, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Intermediate
  • Adults
  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft


Completion of a Level 1 Avalanche course REQUIRED AS A PREREQUISITE. 

Small/Mentor Group Intermediate Winter Mountaineering Field Trip.  This trip will cover skills needed to climb and travel safely in the backcountry in winter conditions, as well as "winter-y" conditions encountered in the alpine year-round. 

Skills covered to include:

  • Avalanche Skills including weather and avalanche forecast assessment, route-finding in avalanche terrain, avalanche accident response and search techniques

  • Review of snow and glacier travel skills (including glissading, self-belay and self-arrest), and how to teach these skills.

  • Snow anchor construction and evaluation including pickets, bollards, and deadman.

  • Belaying on snow (running and fixed belays)

  • Travel in mixed terrain (rock & snow) with crampons and ice ax

  • Building snow shelters (emergency and planned)  Students will sleep in a snow shelter of their own construction Saturday night.  Instructors are allowed to use a tent if they wish.


Skyline Ridge & Tye Peak

  • Green Trails Benchmark Mtn No. 144

    Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

EVERYBODY brings an avalanche beacon, probe, and a metal shovel.

- Crampons, ice axe.

- Snowshoes

- You may use Club ropes.

- Students bring pickets, 1 is good.

- Bring your ice axe, harness, helmet, runners, ‘biners, device, prusiks, etc. All of the gear listed in the Basic Equipment Matrix for a glacier climb.

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