Program Schedule

Welcome to Climbing Out 2020!

The Climbing Out program is our residential recovery partner program, offered to those in one of our partnered 6-12 month inpatient recovery programs.

This program offers two free outdoor activities, mountain climbing & backpacking, to those that are sober and are current residents within one of our partnered addiction recovery centers (such as Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission or Tacoma Rescue Mission).

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OVERVIEW

Two Tracks

    • “Climb Team” – Have you ever wanted to stand at the top of one of Washington’s tallest mountains? Or trek across glaciers and gullies with some of your new best friends?  Join the “climb team” for this 7-month, high-endurance, team-centered, and fun-filled activity! 
    • “Backpack Team” – Are you interested in hiking in the outdoors, seeing beautiful wildlife, mountain streams, and Washington’s abundant backcountry. Join the “backpack team” for this 4-month, slower-paced, beauty-filled, wilderness activity.

Attendance & Expectations

    • Be on time for all events. 10 minutes early. Attendance will be recorded for all events.
    • 100% attendance of all conditioners, classes, and dinners to attend final climbs or trips
    • 100% attendance of all workouts to attend final climbs or trips
    • 2:30hr time trial prerequisite for Climb Team members to attend Adams & Baker climbs. Final “Time Trial” event on May 16
    • Documented emergencies, doctors notes, 24hr in-advance excused absences by case manager, may be accepted as excused absence after review only.

Registration Requirement

    • Registration Deadline: registration closes on January 24 for the Climb Team, and April 17 for the Backpack Team. 
    • In order to attend a workout, hike, a trip or more, you must register online prior to attending at www.climb.recoverybp.org. You must register prior to attending a workout and register 7 days prior to any hike event in order to be eligible to attend.

 


WEEKLY FITNESS

Weekly fitness is provided onsite at each partnered location (UGM & TRM). Attending weekly fitness workouts is required to participate.Each week you will participate in 3 workouts. In order to accomplish your goal of hiking a hill, trekking in the backcountry, or climbing a mountain, you must get fit and stay fit!

 

Schedule

UGM Men’s Fitness – M/W/F @ 10:30am

UGM Women’s Fitness – M/W/F @ 3:00pm

TRM Women’s Fitness– Tu/F @ 11:30am & W @ 3:00pm

TRM Men’s Fitness– M/W/F @ 8:00am

 

Bring the following to each workout:

    • Tennis Shoes
    • Athletic Shorts & Tee
    • Rain Jacket or Sweatshirt (weather dependant)
    • Water Bottle
    • Smiles & “Can Do” attitude!

 


CLIMB TEAM

Summary

Type:  Mountain Climbing

Date:  January 8,  2020 – August 9, 2020 

Cost: Free! – for anyone who is a client at one of our partners.

Register by:  January 24 to join the Climb Team – www.climb.recoverybp.org

 

Climb Team Description

As a part of the Climb Team you will be training to climb Mt. Baker in July 2020. Mt. Baker is an incredible volcanic-glaciated peak, standing over 10,000 feet tall. It is truly a wonder of the northwest, covered in ice and rock, venting sulfur gas, it’s an otherworldly sight to see. To climb this peak, you will need a team, equipment, skills training, and you need to be in great shape. We provide all of that to you for only the fee of your sobriety! Please the following to every hike, class, and climb: Boots, Backpack, Hiking Pants, Mid-Layer Top, Raincoat, Hat, Beanie, Sun Glasses, Gloves, 2 Liters of Water, Snacks/Lunch

 

Schedule

January 4 – Conditioner 1 : Little Si 

January 8 – Climb Team Kick-Off Dinner

January 18 – Conditioner 2 : Poo Poo Point

January 24 – Registration Closes

January 25  – Class 1 : Hiking Basics (Pack, Poles, Layering, 10 Essentials, LNT)

February 1 – Conditioner 3 : West Tiger 3

February 15 – Conditioner 4 : Mt. Si (time clocked)

February 22 – Class 2 : Nutrition & Training (Fuel, Recovery, Mentality, Athlete Identity)

March 7 – Conditioner 5 : Tiger Cable Grade

March 21 – Conditioner 6 : Old Si

March 28 – Class 3 : Camp Basics (Tenting, Sleep, Kitchen/Foods, Teamwork)

April 4 – Conditioner 7 : Mailbox Peak

April 18 – Time Trial 1 : Mt. Si (3:00hr to basin)

April 25 – Class 4 : Ground School (Ice Axe, Arrest, Rope Travel, Knots)

May 2 – Class 5 : Snow School (Ice Axe, Arrest, Rope Travel, Knots)

May 16 – Time Trial 1 : Mt. Si (2:30hr to basin)

May 30 – Conditioner 8 : Camp Muir

June 3 – Climb Team Dinner

June 12,13,14 – Mt. Adams Climb

June 19,20,21 – Mt. Adams Backup

June 27 – Class Session 6 : Crevasse Rescue (Anchors, Haul Systems, Team-Rescue)

July 11 – Conditioner 9 : Mt. Defiance

July 15 – Climb Team Dinner

July 23,24,25,26 – Mt. Baker Climb

July 30 – Aug 2 – Mt. Baker Backup

August 9 – BBQ Grad Party 

 

Definitions

  • Conditioners: training hikes to strengthen and prepare yourself. Each hike is from 8am – 3pm, 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month. Details are sent by email 1 week prior.
  • Classes: These are outdoor & fitness related workshops, in a classroom, to help you educate and prepare. Classes from 9am-12pm, 4th Saturday of the month. Locale TBD
  • Time Trials:  To attend Adams & Baker climbs, you must complete the time trial, from Mt. Si trailhead to Mt. Si basin, in under 2:30hr. The last time trial is on May 16, 2020 
  • Climbs: Mt. Adams climb in June, and Mt. Baker in July. See dates below. These climbs are “all day” events as scheduled

 

 


BACKPACK TEAM

Summary

Type:  Backpacking

Dates:  April 15, 2020 – August 22, 2020

Cost: Free! – for anyone who is a client at one of our partners.

Register by:  April 17 to join the Backpack Team – www.climb.recoverybp.org

 

Backpack Team Description

As a part of the Backpack Team you will head out into the incredible northwest wilderness, seeing some of the most beautiful wildlands in the United States, if not the world! Backpacking in Spider Meadows in July and at Copper Ridge in August, will offer the smell of wild flowers, the stunning sight of iconic mountain peaks, and the sound of streams & valleys teaming with life. To backpack 30+ miles, you will need a team, equipment, outdoor skills, and plenty of training. We provide all of that to you for only the fee your sobriety! Please the following to every hike, class, and backpack trip: Boots, Backpack, Hiking Pants, Mid-Layer Top, Raincoat, Hat, Beanie, Sun Glasses, Gloves, 2 Liters of Water, Snacks/Lunch

 

Schedule

April 15 –  Backpack Team Kick-Off Dinner

April 17 – Registration Closes

April 18 – Conditioner 1 : Little Si

May 2 – Conditioner 2 : Poo Poo Point

May 16 – Conditioner 3 : Mt. Si 

May 30 – Conditioner 4 : Mt. Washington

June 13 – Conditioner 5 : Kendall Katwalk

June 26, 27 – Class 1 : Overnight Camping 

July 11 – Conditioner 6 : Pratt Lake Basin

July 17,18,19,20 – Spider Meadows Trip

August 1 – Conditioner 7 : Melakwa Lake w/ 25#pack

August 13,14,15,16 – Copper Ridge Loop Trip

August 22 – BBQ Grad Party

 

Definitions

  • Conditioners: training hikes to strengthen and prepare yourself. Each hike is from 8am – 3pm, 7 total conditioning hikes. Details are sent by email 1 week prior.
  • Class: This is a singular overnight camping trip and workshop, to help you educate and prepare for a multi-day backpacking trip in July and August.
  • Trips: Spider Meadows trip in July, and Copper Ridge Loop trip is in July. See dates below. These trips are “all day” events as scheduled

 

 

 

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