Adventure Club - Snow Skills and Self-Arrest Field Trip

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Adventure Club - Snow Skills and Self-Arrest Field Trip - Bean Creek Basin

At Snow 1 MAC students will begin to learn and master the skills required for glacier climbing. Skills covered this trip will include basic snow travel, snow camping, using ice axes for self-arrest and self-belay, crampon use, roped glacier travel and snow anchors / snow belays.

  • Sat, May 12, 2018 — Sun, May 13, 2018
  • Seattle Youth Outreach Committee
  • Youth
  • Youth
  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • 9 (13 capacity)
  • 8 (10 capacity)
  • 4 (5 capacity)
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy

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Participants will practice walking in balance, self belay and the four positions of self arrest using an ice ax. This will be a chance to practice as many snow skills as we can in a controlled environment in a non-glaciated snow field area before going on a field trip to the Easton Glacier recreation area @ Mt. Baker to practice the skills in a realistic environment. That field trip will be June 9-10, and participation in that field trip is contingent upon participating in this skills weekend. Attendance here on this trip will also be required to go on the glacier climbs offered by MAC during the summer. 


Bean Creek Basin

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