Alpine Scrambles - Conditioning and Preparation for Mountaineering

Description: Preparing to do Mt. Shasta, Rainer, Whitney or any other big mountain on your list? Join us for a conditioning climb of a local peak. Along our route you will learn about proper packing of gear and equipment, route finding, pacing, nutrition, mountain conditions and many other techniques needed to prepare you for your next big climb.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Packing of Gear and Equipment
  • Route Finding
  • What to expect on your climb
  • Conditioning and techniques that will help prepare you for your next climb

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

Alpine Scrambles - Conditioning and Preparation for Mountaineering Information

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  • Class Details
  • Gear List
Date / Time
Meeting Location / Class Notes
5/17/2014 9:45 AM - 3:45 PM PDT

Alpine Scrambles - Conditioning and Preparation for Mountaineering
Echo Summit Sno-Park | More Information and Directions
Students can meet at the REI in Folsom at 8am and group transportation will be provided. Alternatively, students can choose to meet at the venue. Please contact the REI Outdoor School Senior Instructor at or (916) 759-3440 for detailed meeting directions and times and additional information.
Group Size: 6
Required Legal Form: Climbing (pdf)

Member: $125.00
Non Member: $145.00

Spots left: 6

Alpine Scrambles - Conditioning and Preparation for Mountaineering Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Pocketknife
  • Matches or Lighter - A ten essentials item for backcountry travel.
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Extra Warm Synthetic Clothing
  • Warm Gloves
  • Gaiters
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Hiking Boots
  • Warm Hat
  • Water Bottle
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Warm Socks - Wool or Synthetic.
  • Warm Jacket - Down or Synthetic.
  • Base Layers - Wool or synthetic.
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 Liters of Water - At least 2 Nalgene sized water bottles or a large Camelback style reservoir


  • Personal Compass
  • Personal GPS
  • Personal Camera
  • Foam sit pad - Used for insulation when sitting in snow.
  • Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder
  • Thermos with warm drinks
  • Energy Snacks

Gear provided by REI:

  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Climbing Harness
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Hiking Poles - REI will provide but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • Topographical Maps - Local course area maps.