Alpine Scramble: Conditioning and Preparing for Changing Seasons


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, layering, dealing with unpredictable weather conditions, 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
  • Layering, Dealing with unpredictable weather, 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.

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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Alpine Scramble: Conditioning and Preparing for Changing Seasons Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Sunglasses
  • Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
  • 2 Liters of Water - At least 2 Nalgene sized water bottles or a large Camelback style reservoir
  • Synthetic / wool layers - Clothing that will stay warm when wet.
  • Eyewear Retainer - A strap to help keep your glasses or sunglasses from falling off in the event of big splash or a capsize.
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather and conditions - Moisture wicking clothing that will help keep you warm and/or dry.
  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Day Hiking Boots
  • Warm Hat
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Warm Jacket - Down or Synthetic.
  • Water Bottle


  • Personal Snacks
  • Energy Snacks
  • Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder

Gear provided by REI:

  • Climbing Helmet