Alpine Scrambling Course Student

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Alpine Scrambling Course Student

This badge represents enrollment in our Alpine Scrambling Course which involves travel on and across low or moderately-exposed snow and rock terrain that does not require rope or protection.

Description of skills

The holder of this badge is enrolled in our Alpine Scrambling Course and is in the process of completing its requirements. To successfully complete this course, students must demonstrate proficiency in these skills:

  • Proper equipment and clothing, including the ten essentials
  • Mountain safety, including identification of hazards such as exposure, rockfall, avalanches, and changing weather; and actions to minimize risk
  • Route finding, including use of topographical maps and compass
  • Travel on steep snow, including step-kicking, plunge stepping, self-belay and self arrest
  • Avalanche awareness and avoidance
  • Rock and off-trail scrambling on non-technical terrain
  • First aid
  • Ice-ax arrest
  • Glissading techniques
  • “Leave no trace” principles

What does with badge allow me to do?

How do I get this badge?

Enroll in one of our Alpine Scrambling Courses