Sign up for our 2014 Alpine Scramble course. Jump to the "Learn" section to find out more.
Alpine Scrambling is ascending to summits off-trail, and on rock or snow terrain. We travel on class 1, 2 and 3 non-technical terrain, and carry minimal gear such as an ice axe. It's an activity between hiking and technical climbing. Our course brochure has more information.
Note: Technical terrain using ropes and protection is part of "Climbing" in the Mountaineers. This includes class 4 and 5 rock, and glacier travel.
We always carry the ten essentials .
Our course teaches you how to travel on snow, using an ice axe. And we'll show you safe travel on rock, too. The Everett branch class sizes are relatively small, fun, and supportive.
Sign up for one of our Everett branch scrambles on Mountaineers.org.
You must be a graduate of the club's climbing or scrambling courses.
Winter scrambles require a bit more gear, such as snowshoes. Your leader may require extra equipment.
(The Seattle branch occasonally offers "equivalancy" sessions for those with other training. Contact Mountaineers.org for more information.)
We have an awards program to encourage participation in club scrambles. They include sets of easier or harder peaks, and elevation gain. We'll take any excuse to justify the uphill work!
We have a great variety of peaks in the Cascades and Olympics! This list include snow, rock, and mixed.
Even though snow closes many high mountain roads, there are many easily accessed summits to enjoy.
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