First Ice Field Trip

Field trip: Intermediate Glacier/Alpine Module

First Ice Field Trip - Observation Rock/North Face

Glacier Field Trip 3 (Alternate): Introduction to hard snow and alpine ice. Two-day field trip. Rainier, Flett Glacier. This is your introduction to traveling on steep terrain, which often includes hard snow and alpine ice. You will review anchors and belay methods, review and practice French technique (hopefully on hard ice), and complete a short multi-pitch ice climb. Some years there is no hard ice, in which case practice and climbing are on hard, steep snow.

  • Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft

7 am, Mowich Lake Parking Lot.


Observation Rock/North Face

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See Manual.  Contact the field trip leader if you have questions.

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