Intermediate Field Trip #1 Winter Overnight - Paradise

Field trip: Intermediate Alpine Climbing Program

Intermediate Field Trip #1 Winter Overnight - Paradise

This field trips allows students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of emergency snow shelters, caves, and trenches, winter snow travel, wanding, belay techniques, and the Z by C rescue system.

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  • *Varies*
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

8am Longmire, but TBD at lecture.

This field trip entails spending two days and an overnight in winter conditions.  The field trip will cover fundamentals of winter snow travel, wand placement, snow anchors and belay techniques. Emergency snow shelters, caves, and trenches.  You will be required to spend a night in a snow cave or trench or igloo. Tents are NOT permitted.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn and/or practice the fundamentals of winter snow travel, wand placement, snow anchors and belay techniques.
  • Build and spend the night in an emergency snow shelter consisting of a snow cave, trench or igloo. Tents are NOT permitted.

Learning Outcomes:

  • I can perform specific mountaineering skills including passing an anchor, building various snow anchors, belaying
  • I will efficiently build a suitable snow shelter worthy of habitation

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Route/Place

Paradise



  • 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

Hard sided food container, sleeping bag and pad, 10 Es, 6 carabiners, garbage and blue bags, ice axe, shovel, avalanche transceiver, avalanche probe, crampons, snowshoes or skis, harness and sling, 10 wands, 1 stove per 2 climbers, pickets and runners.

Optional: Ski poles, snow saw, bivy sack or tarp, candles, hard-sided food containers, sit pad.

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