Past Meetup

Ice axe training at Hyak Ski Area - Difficulty Level 4 (training/refresher)

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What we'll do We will take a morning hike up to the top of the Hyak Ski Area while learning how to properly use an ice axe. Once on top of the (hopefully closed) ski area we will go through a number of practice runs with an ice axe. The hike itself will only be 1100 feet but we will specifically be going over how to self arrest in all different positions. You are required to show that you know how to use an ice axe in order to go on trip like Mount Rainier, Mount Adams and Mount Hood.

• What to bring ICE AXE!!! Gaitors and microspikes as well!! Please wear rain pants because you will be in the snow for a LONG time!!

• Important to know All members are allowed to join in provided they have the ice axe!! We had a lot of success with this last year. I really hope to see many of you this year.