Snow II Tacoma Alpine Scrambles Field Trip

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Snow II Tacoma Alpine Scrambles Field Trip - Paradise

Snow II Tacoma Alpine Scrambles Field Trip

  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meet at the parking lot at Longmire at 0730 Saturday morning, boots on ready to go.

Snow II Field Trip for Tacoma Alpine Scrambles students. Students will be tested on the following: 1. Ice axe (parts and how to carry) 2. Moving in balance – Turning in balance 3. Ice Axe Self Belay 4. Kicking steps - Snow Travel in Groups 5. Rest step 6. Plunge stepping 7. Sidehill traversing on steep slopes 8. Ice Axe Arrest - sitting, face down, upside down on back (all with and without pack). 


students will earn:



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ice Axe, Helmet, 10Es , Crampons if you have them

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