Mount Shasta

Elevation (feet): 14,162
Elevation (meters): 4,317
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: California
Latitude: 41.409357
Longitude: -122.195048
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul
Most recent eruption: 1786
Year first climbed: August 14, 1854
First successful climber(s): Captain E. D. Pearce of Yreka
Nearest major airport: Redding, California
Convenient Center: Mt. Shasta, California

Mount Shasta is the dominant mountain of Northern California, and is the second highest mountain in the entire Cascade range, behind Mount Rainier (14,410 ft.). It is a dormant volcanic cone, rising in isolation to a summit that is 7,000 feet above tree line, with a young smaller volcano, Shastina, emerging on its western flank at 12,300 feet (3749m). Its five glaciers descend from its upper northern and eastern slopes. There have been no certain historical eruptions, although an eruption in 1786, witnessed from sea, is generally believed today to have been Mount Shasta. Also of interest, Tule Lake, located roughly sixty miles northeast of the mountain, provides refuge to the largest concentration of migratory waterfowl on the North American continent. The "convenient center",is the town of Mt.Shasta (It's becoming known as Mt.Shasta City but most call the town 'Mt.Shasta' and the mountain, 'The Mountain'; we always know the difference and what the person is talking about). The town has everything any hiker, climber, or backpacker might need. There are three excellent outdoor stores, plentiful book stores, three grocery stores (one being a 'health food store'), a significant medical center with virtually every specialty and a helicopter service to Redding if needed(they serve mountain specific injuries routinely),and fine dining with dozens of choices, etc., etc.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 120 trip reports for Mount Shasta.

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  • Log #22379 - by Shulse on Apr 08, 2013
    Climbing with friend Mike and Chris Posko, Tom Casey and Gary Dunn. We climbed the Hotlum-Bolam glacier route. The Bolam glacier was spicy due to the conditions. A nice change from the more commonly...
  • Log #22375 - by tas on Mar 14, 2013
    Hotlum Bolum Glacier
  • Log #22201 - by cleo weidlich on July 25, 2011
    I'm always happy when I climb Shasta as I have many memories here. This was my second mountain after Mt. Hood before I went on to more challenging ascents in the US. Unfortunately, this is the...
  • Log #21837 - by Jan Stolba on Dec 07, 2009
    I climbed solo from Horse Camp near the Alpine hut, but met other climbers along the way, one party with a dog, an experienced 14footer, as they told me. Weather was great. I used crampons on the...
  • Log #21590 - by Flotzilla on Feb 12, 2009
    Spectacular climb. Very rewarding at the top. Met a lot of very nice people on the mountain. A very long and tiring day but well worth the effort.
  • Log #21580 - by Katie on Jan 19, 2009
    Long and hard, but very rewarding. Do not descent late in the day, the snow gets unstable. Very tough descent
  • Log #21391 - by Matt on Aug 19, 2008
    we climbed the east face due to lack of snow on a.g route. Alot rock fall during the climb, I only used my ski jacket at the summit. We started out at bunny flat then to horse camp then to hidden...
  • Log #21370 - by Glenn P. on Aug 06, 2008
    Marathon drive from the Seattle area to the Northgate TH in about 11 hours. had an absolutley beautiful hike in to the Hotlam/Belam ridge camp @ 10k. Weather was great. Snow conditions were great.
  • Log #20877 - by Ria N. on July 14, 2007
    My husband and i got to bunny flat 7/6/07 @ 8:15pm started trekking 8:30 and got to Horse Camp 10:45pm and stayed the night. Second day left Horse Camp @ 12 and got to Helen lake 4:30pm. 3rd day our...
  • Log #19276 - by Will on Sep 27, 2006
    1st attempt at 14kfeet. Mountain is relatively tame up Avalanche Gulch, but not to be taken as easy. Day began at 2AM from 50-50 where we camped. By 4 we were sloshing up to Helen Lake.
  • Log #19780 - by Isabelle De La Fontaine on July 24, 2006
    Got to Bunny flats at 4:30am on friday. We slept 2 hours and hiked to Helen Lake. It was sunny and very hot, but we sweated our way through it. Saturday night we got another 4 hours of sleep and...
  • Log #19452 - by Sergio on June 22, 2006
    Great climb and strong 40-50kt winds. Balmy temps (31° on top) made the ascent a pure enjoyment. Highly recommend it to anyone.
  • Log #6926 - by Marcey Rhyne on Sep 24, 2004
    Car to car in just under 16 hours. Departed Bend, OR at 6pm and after a hearty dinner of pizza in Klamath Falls, we arrived at the Bunny Flats trailhead around 10:30pm and headed up toward Horse Camp...
  • Log #6927 - by Tom on Sep 20, 2004
    Climbed every route on the hill, plus a few that don't have names, All solo, all alpine-style, all in winter. The storms were the best.
  • Log #6928 - by Bill Stevens on Sep 16, 2004
    Solo via Avalanche Gulch
  • Log #6929 - by Gary Knott on Aug 24, 2004
    Left Bunny Flats at midnight for a one day assault on the mountain. Arrived at Helen Lake about 4:30am. Waited until 5:30am to start up to right side of heart. Took one of the chimneys right above...
  • Log #6931 - by Brandon Torrigino on Aug 04, 2004
    We left the parking lot at bunny flats at around noon on the 29th and hiked till the very end of the red banks where we stamped out snow beds and went to sleep (about 11:30 PM). In the summer the...
  • Log #6932 - by Neil Olsen on Aug 02, 2004
    Clear Creek route. Nice trail to source of clear creek (~8400') where there was still flowing water available. Long scree slope, but traveling light, I didn't slide back much. I did have to use my...
  • Log #6933 - by Gregg Metternich on July 21, 2004
    My father (Gary Metternich) and I summated Mt Shasta's West Face Gully. It is a very scenic but demanding route. From the parking lot to base camp (Hidden Valley)took us about 5 hours. Under certain...
  • Log #6934 - by James Wilie on July 19, 2004
    A group of us - 4 adults and 9 scouts from Crew/Team 816 and Troop 1 - summitted from Horse Camp. It was a long day (i.e., 9 hours to summit and 4 hours to descend - very nice conditions for...
  • Log #6935 - by Will Schwarzenbach on July 12, 2004
    My first climb. It was awesome. We made base camp at horsecamp and reached the summit around 2pm.
  • Log #6936 - by Jay Hause on July 09, 2004
    summited with my buddy Luke via the Hotlum Bullom Ridge Trail on the north side of the mountain. left base camp at 4 am, reached the peak at 2 pm and got back to the parking lot at 7pm. a long day...
  • Log #6937 - by Lynn Stephens on July 06, 2004
    Left Bunny Flats for Helen Lake with firm snow above Horse Camp. There is a "stepping stone" path from Horse Camp to a small headwall that is very annoying. I'm sure it took someone a lot...
  • Log #6938 - by George Young on June 30, 2004
    Great climb on the west face. First night at Horse Camp, second at Hidden Valley. 14 hrs from HV to summit then back to parking lot. Trail a bit hard to find past Horse Camp, just follow your nose...
  • Log #6939 - by Ted Goldsmith on June 29, 2004
    I summitted with a friend on a day that couldn't have been any better. The Lord is good. 10 hours up (from Bunny Flat), 4 hours down. Excellent view, temperature, and little wind.
  • Log #6940 - by Earl Owens on June 24, 2004
    My brother and I are from the east coast, and this was our first 14'er. We climbed the Avalanche Gulch trail, from Bunny Flat. We hiked the first morning to Helen Lake to camp, and even though...
  • Log #6941 - by Chris Sollinger on June 19, 2004
    I was living in Stockton, CA at the time. I was a senior in high school and running track and cross country. My coaches took the varsity team on a running camp in Oregon. On the last day of the camp,...
  • Log #7040 - by Matt Powell on June 18, 2004
    Via Casaval Ridge, camped at 10,000' on first day. Left camp at 4:15 AM and summitted at 11:30 AM. Great weather, clear, crisp, and windy on top. Descended from 13,500' to 9,500' in about 45 minutes...
  • Log #7039 - by craig bailey on June 17, 2004
    a picture perfect postcard day
  • Log #7038 - by michael ackerman on June 16, 2004
    Go light, bring bivys, hang it out and be fast! Look out for the smell of sulpher at altitude!
  • Log #6942 - by Erwin Maier on June 15, 2004
    An experience I will never forget. I climbed with my daughter Natasha Maier on Father's Day. What more could I ask for?
  • Log #7037 - by Steve Lewis on June 15, 2004
    I am the author of "Climbing Mt. Shasta" and we have just updated our Mt. Shasta Climber's Guide. Lots of new information.
  • Log #7036 - by Kathy Hempel & Brett Dotson on June 14, 2004
    I'd do it again in a second...one of the most amazing things I have ever done. And now the climbing bug is in me...next stop, Pico de Orizaba in Mexico!
  • Log #7035 - by Rob Riley on June 13, 2004
    I met a guy named Bob at the trailhead to horse camp. He was from Kalamouth Falls, Ore.. Thanks to him he convinced me to camp at Helen lake. He led me and another guy to the top.
  • Log #7034 - by Martin Keck on June 12, 2004
    Climbing the mountain with my 53 year old father was an irreplacable bonding experience and further intensified my interest in mountaineering. This summer you can find me at the top of Hood, Whitney,...
  • Log #7033 - by Joe Manceau on June 11, 2004
    In summer start a 3 a.m. for firm snow Ice axe and crampons easy ie zero rock climbing but long..long Great, long glissade down.
  • Log #7032 - by Nicholas Meyler on June 10, 2004
    Fantastically fun climb for a beginner on a perfect weather day. Great guide service from Shasta Mountain Guides. Good training advice and fine criticism of techniques. In the end, the summit is...
  • Log #7031 - by Jay Leppanen on June 09, 2004
    I had a great time with the REI group and our guides from Shasta Mountain Guides were great! Thanks Scott&Pat. The best part of the climb was finally cresting Misery Hill at that point I knew I'd...
  • Log #7030 - by Bill Kulik on June 08, 2004
    Beautiful weather, tough climb. Started from Horse camp, much preferred over humping all our gear up and back from Helen Lake.
  • Log #7029 - by Josh Swartz on June 07, 2004
    Left the Bunny Flat trailhead at 3:05am, but to my frustration, the snow at the lower elevations had not frozen solid during the night. This made for an unpleasant hour of intermittent postholing....
  • Log #7027 - by Lee Ann Bricker on June 06, 2004
    This was a phenominal experience! The weather could not have been better and although the conditions were starting to deteriorate...we were still able to glissade down. The experience is a test to...
  • Log #7026 - by Tadashi Anno on June 05, 2004
    One of the best climbs I've ever done. Thanks to Shasta Mountain Guides for superior service. The view from the summit is sort of disappointing, though -- everything around you is so much lower!!
  • Log #7025 - by Heather DeWolf on June 04, 2004
    An awesome climb, due in part to awesome company! My advice- hike to Horse Camp the first day and summit the next morning. It's not worth it to haul your stuff up to Helen Lake. The glissading is the...
  • Log #7024 - by David D. Sam on June 03, 2004
    Magnificent climb under blue skies, wind gusts to 40 mph and temperature slightly above freezing. Just what the doctor ordered after sweltering in 109 degree F central California heat only 3 days...
  • Log #7023 - by Karli Michelle Sam on June 02, 2004
    I am 14 years old and I'm glad I made it, but what a grind!
  • Log #6943 - by Bryan Simpson on June 01, 2004
    Left friday night, got on the trail at nine or ten. Hiked to horsecamp and had a break. There was a tunnel into the cabin so we made our way in, very surreal being totally encased in snow, pitch...
  • Log #7022 - by Joe Walko on June 01, 2004
    Summitted around noon on a perfect, cloudless, windless(!) day. Great views of Lassen Peak, Mt. McLoughlin, Black Butte, Mt. Eddy, Castle Crags, Trinity Alps, Shastina crater and Shasta Valley.
  • Log #7021 - by Lenzenhuber on May 31, 2004
    Smoking 2 packs a day and drinking 2 six packs a day for years at the time. Heart, Red Bluffs route. Everyone passed me to the summit except a ten aged boys mother. She was doing the heaves as part...
  • Log #7020 - by Richard Schwaninger on May 30, 2004
    Back in the mountains after a 15 year break. It was great, I felt great to be on top again. Perfect weather too.
  • Log #7019 - by Mike Quinn on May 29, 2004
    Great climb although more snow/ice would have made it better. After a sleepless night (due to wind, rain and lightening) we began climbing from Helen at 5:20 am and reached the summit, via left of...
  • Log #7018 - by Jonathan Regele on May 28, 2004
    Started at 3:00am and reached the top by noon. The summit plateau was a real unexpected pain in the butt. Winds up there were herendous but was a good non-technical climb via the Avalanche Gulch...
  • Log #7017 - by David Hendricks on May 27, 2004
    Ski Bowl, Lake Helen, Avalanche Gulch, Red Banks, Summit. All the danger hype about rockfall and horrible conditions was a joke. The ascent was a breeze. The descent was a bit hairy at times, but...
  • Log #7016 - by Bretton Adams on May 26, 2004
    Attempt on Sergeant's and Green Butte ridge. Turned back after fear of running out of daylight. 100mph winds the day before so bring a good tent.
  • Log #7015 - by Brent Harder on May 25, 2004
    Our first summit on Shasta was via the Hotlam Bolam Route. One of our party of 5 got altitude sickness at base camp. Another member stayed with her while 3 of us summited the next day. Clean route,...
  • Log #7014 - by Adam Marshall, Andy Carey, Br Ableson on May 24, 2004
    I guess that no matter how prepared for a summit you are, it requires more than a night of debauchery at a hippy commune in Stinson Beach celebrating a friend's birthday, then getting to the mountain...
  • Log #7013 - by Michael Wells on May 23, 2004
    My son and I first attempted to climb it when he was 7. After having just been up Mount Whitney it just proved to be too big of a task and we had to give up just slightly above Lake Helen. That...
  • Log #7012 - by ROB LAURENCE on May 22, 2004
    Via casaval ridge got up to 13000 feet and ran out of daylight and gas. We made a bivi that was totaly awsome, i got very little sleep. the next day our stove was froze and we had about 6 oz of water...
  • Log #7011 - by Tetsuo Fukuchi on May 21, 2004
    About the Avalanche Gulch route: at the Red Banks, rather than going through a corridor between the rocks, it's easier to detour the rocks by veering to the left (west), essentially paralleling the...
  • Log #7010 - by Jim Mallory on May 20, 2004
    After finishing the Colorado Fourteeners last September, I had my eye on other climbing objectives - for instance, the California Fourteeners or the Cascade Volcanoes. Mt. Shasta is the only peak...
  • Log #7009 - by Steve Keltie on May 19, 2004
    30 minutes out of camp 1 a bowling ball sized rock missed my partner and I by about 3ft. It came down at chest level and was moving at around light speed. My partner turned back. I summited.
  • Log #6944 - by Harlan M. Reymont on May 18, 2004
    We were the first party to summit on the first day of May, 2004 even though we were passed by two other parties that failed to reach the summit. We summited at 8:20 a.m. after leaving base camp at...
  • Log #6945 - by Steve Bowen on May 17, 2004
    Most memorable was Whitney Glacier route about 10 years ago in middle of summer. Started too far to the east and went over morain ridge after morain ridge and got to glacier to find a maze of...
  • Log #7007 - by Jason Dodge on May 17, 2004
    I attempted this peak solo in 1999 from Bunny Flats. It proved to be too much for me to do in 1 day. I turned back at the bottom of Misery Hill after 9 hours of climbing. This year, my friend John...
  • Log #7006 - by Paul Storaasli on May 16, 2004
    Climbed via the Green Butte Ridge route. On Saturday, climbed from the parking lotup the ridge to ~9600 ft and camped before the ridge steepens. On sunday, climbed the Green Butte ridge up to the...
  • Log #7005 - by Thomas Nelson on May 15, 2004
    Summited on a spectacular Sunday morning around 10:20 AM on the 25th of June 2000 via the Avalanche Gulch Route. We spent Friday night at Bunny Flat and then took a Basic Mountaineering Course with...
  • Log #7004 - by Blake Batten on May 14, 2004
    A beautiful and spiritual place.
  • Log #7003 - by Wes Hartman on May 13, 2004
    The mountain has changed since I last climbed it. It has become steeper and taller over the last 15 years. Or maybe.... I summited with Rev.
  • Log #7002 - by Ryan Stokes on May 12, 2004
    Summitted at 9:45am after a 3.5 hour climb from Helen Lake via a small chute in the center of the Red Banks. Rockfall was quite bad with at least one golf ball sized rock whizzing by about every 10...
  • Log #6999 - by David Rowney on May 11, 2004
    Camped at Horse Camp (8000 ft.)Sunday June 18th, and Helen Lake (10,400 ft.) June 19th. Summit day was very nice, light winds, nearly full moon.
  • Log #6946 - by Steve Hysko on May 10, 2004
    Was with Mike and Scott Thrift. When sun came out Scott realized he had forgotton his glasses and we were already up at 13,000 feet plus!! He soloed down while Mike and I went up. Beautiful on the...
  • Log #6998 - by Steve Powell on May 10, 2004
    I summited Ranier the day before I did Shasta. I left at 3:45am from Bunny Flats, summited around 2pm, spent the night at Lake Helen and was down the next morning. The first day was too long and it...
  • Log #6947 - by josh on May 09, 2004
    Dont forget chappstick! My lips oozed puss for a week after. Other then that the experience was amazing. Iam already planing next years trip.
  • Log #6997 - by Thomas Nelson on May 09, 2004
    Ascended via the Avalanche Gulch route on a beautiful June morning. Left for the summit from Helen Lake at around 5 AM and made the summit shortly after 10 AM. I recommend taking a basic...
  • Log #6948 - by Ted Goldsmith on May 08, 2004
    Climbed Shasta five times over the years, once up to Shastina. I grew up in Weed, so was familiar with the surrounding area. My father and his father have both climbed Shasta. I would like to climb...
  • Log #6996 - by Greg Barnekoff on May 08, 2004
    Great climb...wear lots of sun screen
  • Log #6995 - by Russell Gale on May 07, 2004
    Camped at Castle Craggs State Park on Friday night and drove to Bunny Flat trailhead early Saturday morning. Started the climb at 5:15am at the first rays of dawn. Was at the summit before 11am. A...
  • Log #6994 - by Anthony Vaughan on May 06, 2004
    Success in ONE DAY 14hours 10minutes round trip and obviously completely out of shape! Two previous climbing attempts came with failure. One because of weather, the other when taking my wife who lost...
  • Log #6993 - by Chuck Beck on May 05, 2004
    Began our climb to the summit from Horse Camp at 03:00 under moonlit skies. All seven party members made the summit at 11:30 on a beautiful clear day, very brisk and windy at the top. We began our...
  • Log #6992 - by Joel D. Goldberg on May 04, 2004
    California 14er #7 is now in the bag. Shasta is a sweet peak. The south side climbing was similar to your basic early season class 3 Sierra climbing, with the exception of lots of afternoon rockfall....
  • Log #6991 - by Michael S. Roden on May 03, 2004
    This was an excellent end to an incredible week of climbing. My team started the acclimatization process by doing two peaks in Nevada ( 12+ and 13+). We then spent a couple of days in Yosemite on El...
  • Log #6990 - by Martin Lizama on May 02, 2004
    From camp at 8000 ft we started the ascent to the north face in the Hotlum Glacier at 3am a full moon was incredible, the day was beautiful and the wind calm, by 2:35 Pm we where at the top. A...
  • Log #6989 - by Jared Sexty on May 01, 2004
    Great mountain. Climbed w/ my friend Jason Schneider then w/ by brother Will Sexty. Both times on the standard route. Fun times.
  • Log #6988 - by John Strickland on Apr 30, 2004
    Attemped summit in May of 95 with John Rivas, left too late, made a wrong turn from Bunny Flat and wound up on Sargeant's ridge, ran out of time while getting a dose of reality from a ranger just...
  • Log #6987 - by Jonathan Regele on Apr 29, 2004
    One long day up Avalanche Gulch, but an awesome mountain. I recommend doing this route a little earlier in the season when there is more snow. More information and pictures are available on my web...
  • Log #6986 - by Lawrence on Apr 28, 2004
    Parked at Northgate and climbed via the Hotlum-Bolum route. Camped at 10,000 just below the snowline and west of a lateral morain. Began climb at 2am, made the "step" just after sunrise and...
  • Log #6985 - by Josh on Apr 27, 2004
    Climbing Shasta in the winter is quite a challenge - mainly due to variable weather. I have climbed the mountain twice in the spring/summer without a problem, but my two winter attempts were both...
  • Log #6984 - by Jesse Miller on Apr 26, 2004
    I had lived at the Base of shasta for over 20 Years. Climbed all over it's slopes, Played in its woods and enjoyed it simply as a landmark of home. The mountain always was there as a place to get...
  • Log #6983 - by Wayne McAdams on Apr 25, 2004
    GREAT TRIP UP THE NORTH SIDE VIA THE HOTLUM ICEFALL, GREAT CONDITIONS AND A BEAUTIFUL SUMMIT DAY
  • Log #6982 - by Philip Baldacci on Apr 24, 2004
    Attempted to summit Mt. Shasta during the first weekend of June in '00. Had been waiting for this moutaing for a year, and I finally made it there. Weather was PERFECT all weekend and so was the...
  • Log #6981 - by Thomas Nelson on Apr 23, 2004
    On 19 May 2001 Garth Utter joined Ed Reiter and myself on the summit at about 1:30 PM. We successfully completed the Casaval Ridge Route under clear skies but with winds up to 40 to 50 mph on the top...
  • Log #6980 - by Adam Trevor on Apr 22, 2004
    Go heavy on the sunblock and wind protection. Left Bunny Flats at 4:30am, nice warm breeze. Above 10k the wind was howling, blasting us with snow ice and the occasional rock to follow. Summitted at...
  • Log #6979 - by Greg Arnold on Apr 21, 2004
    Went up the Wintun-Hotlun Route from North Gate trail, came down the Hotlum-Bolam Ridge Route. Great climb, no crowds, beautiful weather. Excellent camp at 10,800 on the flat. That's my chrysocolla...
  • Log #6978 - by Romain Wacziarg on Apr 20, 2004
    Crowded climb on a fourth of July week end. Latecomers had trouble finding a flat spot to camp on. With an early start we were on the summit around 8:00 am. Beautiful day for a hike.
  • Log #6977 - by marcus james on Apr 19, 2004
    foiled for the second time! attempted last year as well and had a couple guys get sick. this year the weather decided to share a little storm with us. went up via green butte to sargeant's ridge. we...
  • Log #6976 - by Bill Conley on Apr 18, 2004
    Well, This was my first attempt at a 14er and I made it via Avalanche Gulch. We were to originally climb via Casaval Ridge but the route melted out and we figured it better to climb up snow than...
  • Log #6975 - by Paul Helms on Apr 17, 2004
    Ascended via Casaval Rigde (Grade III) and the West Face (Grade II/III). The Ridge was mostly melted out due to unsually hot temps in May. A lot of scrambling over typically volcanic loose rock....
  • Log #6974 - by Charles R. Willcox on Apr 16, 2004
    Climbed the north face from our base camp at 10,000 feet, situated between two terminal moraines. We had the place to ourselves. On summit day we left about 3:30 am, without crampons because of the...
  • Log #6973 - by Karl Palsson on Apr 15, 2004
    hiked up to base camp at around 10000' or so on the saturday, lovely sunny day, all sorts of people skiing down. High winds overnight, and an overcast morning with the sun weakly shining through....
  • Log #6972 - by Bob Atwood on Apr 14, 2004
    June 30: backpacked bunny flat to Sierra Club Hut area - Spent night. July 1: Day hike to Hidden Valley and learned Self Arrest with Ice axe and Glissading. July 2: Backpacked to Helen Lake spent...
  • Log #6971 - by Mark on Apr 13, 2004
    Group of five of us went with guided group becuz first time for all. Among us were four triathletes, two of which were soon off to German Ironman... I was the guy with 2 weeks of running under my...
  • Log #6970 - by Dave Hess & Joel Debortoli on Apr 12, 2004
    Joel and I summited via the Avalanche Gulch Route at 1PM after an 8 1/2 hour climb from the parking lot. Unbelievable snow climb - other than a little bit of snow on Whitney and Williamson, I was in...
  • Log #6969 - by Daniel Harris on Apr 11, 2004
    Joel Ward, his brother Dan and I climbed via Avalanche Gulch on July 6 & 7, 1999. We arrived at the Bunny Flat Trail headaround 10:00 a.m. After the usual registartion paperwork was finished and we...
  • Log #6968 - by Doug Churchill on Apr 10, 2004
    Mt Shasta Avalanche Gulch " Trip Report " Summit Day Sunday 22 July 2001 @ 10:15 The climb to the summit was awesome! Anton and I arrived at 10:15 after a five-hour climb from our base camp at...
  • Log #6967 - by Doug Churchill on Apr 09, 2004
    Addendum: Mt Shasta Avalanche Gulch "Trip Report" Summit Day Sunday 22 July 2001 @ 10:15 Doug Churchill Elevations (ref: Topo USA): Panther Meadow CG - 7,470' Bunny Flat Parking Lot - 6,940'...
  • Log #6966 - by Caroline Lin on Apr 08, 2004
    the toughest/longest climb i'd done at that point went up from bunny flats and camped at lake helen, where the extreme winds and cold made for a restless night; "woke" at 6 am to make the...
  • Log #6965 - by Mark Whaling on Apr 07, 2004
    I had intended to the Hotlum-Bolam ridge route on the North side. The slightly crevassed area of the route is easily avoided, well within my risk tolerance level. With the hassle and cost of planes,...
  • Log #6964 - by Steve Seidel on Apr 06, 2004
    climbed up the Hotlum/Bolum route with pretty good snow !!!! Great time !!!!
  • Log #6963 - by David Thompson on Apr 05, 2004
    One of my favourite climbs. I like to take it slow, so I climb in 3 days. One of the most beautiful parts of California. Incredible to see the Everest like pyramidal shadow cast in the early morning,...
  • Log #6962 - by Mark King on Apr 04, 2004
    Great Climb. Climb early to avoid bad the bad weather patterns that devolop later in the day. Warch out for falling rocks below the heart! Bring a helmet.
  • Log #6950 - by Frank Konsella on Mar 06, 2004
    CLIMBED AND SKIED SHASTA VIA AVALANCHE GULCH AND HELEN LAKE CAMPSITE. BUILD A WIND SHELTER AT HELEN LAKE OR YOUR TENT AND GEAR WILL BLOW AWAY LIKE OUR NEIGHBORS'. TRINITY CHUTES ARE AN ASMAZING,...
  • Log #6951 - by Brian Jenkins on Mar 05, 2004
    never took my axe out, easy up Avy Gulch
  • Log #6952 - by David East on Feb 18, 2004
    Wear LOTS of sun-screen!!! (I shiver, itch, and twitch just thinking about it... )
  • Log #6954 - by Kait on Jan 01, 2004
    The first trip was a one day adventure. It was much harder than the second when we stayed at Helen Lake (high camp, and for those who don't know, it is nothing resembling a lake). If you plan to...
  • Log #6955 - by Brian Vig on Dec 20, 2003
    This peak in my mind is an acceptional starter peak that is with an experienced buddy. Challenging in many places but well worth the payoff. Roughly 5 & hours up.Might I suggest Mt.
  • Log #6956 - by orian price on Dec 09, 2003
    hiked the hill with no crapons, 5 hours to the top carrying my snow board. check my site for pics
  • Log #6957 - by Erik Jonsson on Dec 02, 2003
    Always windy on that mountain, keep it in mind. Climbed the standard avalanche gulch. Fast two man team with Kemmis Rath. Great time !!
  • Log #6958 - by Tom Breit on Oct 08, 2003
    I've been wanting to do the Casoval Ridge route in spring for a couple of years now, but it's never worked out. So, when I drove down to CA for a wedding, it seemed like a sign, that I should stop...
  • Log #6959 - by Brad A on Oct 03, 2003
    was a good long climb first time been to the summit of shasta was easy to nav.to the top
  • Log #6960 - by Jim Baker on Oct 01, 2003
    Beautiful conditions, although the glaciers were icy and deeply suncupped. Climbed from Northgate trailhead to base camp at 11500' first day. Summit took 5 hours from there, slow travel due to ice...
  • Log #6961 - by Robert Greene on Sep 02, 2003
    One of six to summit Shasta this late season day -- we missed the crowds (60+ at Helen Lake the previous day), started at 4am at Helen Lake via Avalanche Gulch (right of heart and through the 3rd Red...