Wed, Aug 30|
Conditioning Hike 21
Short and fast hikes designed to increase physical fitness and condition the body for future scrambles and mountaineering ascents
Time & Location
Aug 30, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Gearhouse Basecamp, 800 E Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98102, USA
About the event
Scrambling is a challenging activity. In order to be safe, keep-up with the group, and have fun, you will need to be in good shape.
This hike is a part of our summer scrambling program. These conditioning hikes are midweek “workout” hikes to some of the high points closer to Seattle and in the i90 corridor, in order to prepare you for our weekend scrambling trips.
The scramble trips in the series are rated in terms of how physically challenging they are. If you are uncertain, or looking for a benchmark -- plan to hike up to the view point on Mt Si with 20% of your weight in a day pack. If you can get to the top in 2.5 hours with few rest breaks and not exhausted or out of breath it's an indicator you are on your way.
If Mt. Si is a struggle, you can use these conditioning hikes to improve your endurance, and move you towards your scrambling and mountaineering goals.
- Bring water, snacks, headlamp, layers and other basic hiking essentials
- Weight in your packs is okay
- Meet at Gearhouse and leave for that week's designated hike