Conditioning for Mountaineering and Alpine Climbing

Seminar: Conditioning for Mountaineering and Alpine Climbing

Conditioning for Mountaineering and Alpine Climbing - McClellan Butte

Conditioning for Mountaineering

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  • Wed, Sep 13, 2017
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing, Scrambling, Day Hiking
  • Adults
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Rock Scramble
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft

Meeting at 5pm at the upper TH, ready to hike. The upper TH is accessible from exit 38. Ask me for more information if you're unfamiliar with the upper TH, or RSVP to my email to carpool from Mercer Island at 4:10 or Highpoint at 4:25

This hike is part of an ongoing series of hikes, with a regular group that's very fit. So this would be a great hike for experienced, fit hikers who want to push themselves, but a poor hike for beginners. If the weather is good we plan to spend 30 minutes on the summit. The plan is to watch the sunset from the summit, scramble down to the trail in the twilight and hike out in the dark.


McClellan Butte

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Day pack, 10 essentials - be sure to include a good headlamp

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