Climbing and Hiking
OSAT began as a hiking and climbing club, in support of activities surrounding and preparations for the first Mount Rainier AA Expedition in 1991. The Washington Cascades and Olympics offer an endless variety of mountaineering experiences, and members of One Step at a Time are out enjoying them as often as possible.
During the spring much of the club activity revolves around the annual Glacier Climbing Course (GCC)
, with training outings occurring once or twice a month and conditioning hikes nearly every weekend.
In addition to the Mount Baker GCC climbs in June and the GCC graduation climbs of Mt. Rainier in July, numerous other glacier climbs, scrambles, rock climbs and hikes appear on the OSAT calendar
for members throughout the year. Some of these are documented with articles and pictures in the club newsletter, the Yodel
OSAT members' interests in climbing and hiking inevitably lead to longer trips and bigger adventures. Here is a sampling of OSAT trip reports from years past: