Seattle Basic Climbing Refresher Clinic - Snow & Glacier Travel Skills

Clinic

Seattle Basic Climbing Refresher Clinic - Snow & Glacier Travel Skills - Commonwealth Basin

SIG practice session for snow skills.

Info
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  • Sun, Feb 21, 2021
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Easy+
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 900 ft

Let's meet at @ 9am, geared up and ready to go, near the Snoqualime West parking lot, right by the "Summit At Snoqualime" sign at the entrance.

Then, we'll head over to find a spot to practice in the basin.


 Snow and Glacier Travel -  covers snow and glacier travel skills.

Skills to be practiced:

  • Ice axe arrest
  • Glissading
  • Snow and Glacier travel techniques (rest step, crossing crevasses)
  • Snow Anchors
  • Crevasse Rescue
Route/Place

Commonwealth Basin



  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
  • See full route/place details.
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Glacier & Snow travel gear

Material to try as a snow anchor

Crampons if you want to check the fit.

Helmets for ice axe arrest practice.

Snow / Rain is expected. Please dress appropriately.

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