Intermediate Snowshoe - Field Trip 2 (Ice Ax Self Arrest)

Field trip: Intermediate Snowshoeing

Intermediate Snowshoe - Field Trip 2 (Ice Ax Self Arrest) - Bullion Basin

Intermediate (aka Backcountry) Snowshoe Field Trip 2 (Self Arrest)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 1.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft

Field trips are tentative and subject to change.

Field Trip #2: Sunday March 28, 2021

We try really hard to get out on the given field trip date but conditions that are unsafe or not conducive to practicing the required skills may force us to reschedule. Rescheduled trips will be set for the following week with all the other details remaining the same. Should that one need to be rescheduled, we will repeat the process until the field trip can be held. As more advanced students, we will be more likely to do the field trip even if weather itself is less than wonderful. Please be as flexible as possible.


students will earn:

instructors will earn:


Bullion Basin

  • USGS Norse Peak

    Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Climbing helmet
  • Ice axe
  • Eye Protection - glacier glasses/sun glasses. Consider extra clear/yellow lenses for flat light conditions

    * Eye protection required for ice axe skills test.


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