Alpine Scrambling





Everett Scramblers Facebook group


Sign up for our 2015 Alpine Scramble course. Jump to the "Learn" section to find out more.

The Everett Herald printed an article on a trip led by Brian Booth this summer!

What is scrambling?

Cadet Peak

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 .

Learn how

Malachite Peak

Our course teaches you how to travel on snow, using an ice axe. And we'll show you how to safely travel on rock, too. The Everett branch class sizes are fun, supportive and relatively small.

Courses associated with Alpine Scrambling:

Wilderness First Aid
Lookout & Trail Maintenance
Scrambling to Vesper Peak, by Brian Booth

Scramble with us

Sign up for one of our Everett branch scrambles on

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 occasionally offers "equivalency" sessions for those with other training. Contact 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!

Award rules

Where to go

Alpine Scramble Committee

Volunteering to help with courses, seminars, and scrambles is a great way to keep your skills set up, and give back to the mountaineering community. The committee meets at 7 p.m., on the second Monday of each month. Contact for location.

Contact information

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