Adventure Club - Snow Skills and Self-arrest

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Adventure Club - Snow Skills and Self-arrest - Bean Creek Basin

Snow skills practice and snow overnight camping - roped snow travel, crampon use, ice axe self-arrest, snow anchors, general snow-camping skills practice.

  • Sat, Apr 7, 2018 — Sun, Apr 8, 2018
  • Seattle Youth Outreach Committee
  • Youth
  • Youth
  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • FULL (13 capacity)
  • 7 (10 capacity)
  • 4 (5 capacity)

Meeting place TBD, see trip sheet. Expect to the spend the entire weekend out snow camping in an area at one of the Mountain passes. 

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

  • Red Marker
    47.685190, -122.263828
    47.6851897 -122.2638282
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Waterproof layers

Non cotton Layers


Ice Ax


See trip sheet for full gear list

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