Snow II Tacoma Alpine Scrambles Field Trip

Field trip: Alpine Scrambling Course

Snow II Tacoma Alpine Scrambles Field Trip - Pinnacle Saddle

Snow II Tacoma Alpine Scrambles Field Trip

  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 3.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,150 ft

Longmire parking lot. Meet-up Time to be provided in class.

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


Pinnacle Saddle

  • Red Marker
    46.768263, -121.731246
    46.7682630666 -121.731245756
  • Red Marker
    46.756113, -121.735782
    46.7561130706 -121.73578156
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ice Axe, helmet, 10 essentials, rain pants and coat,

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