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PinkTaco

Mountain climber
Utah
Jun 8, 2018 - 09:40am PT
Definitely take a class w Shasta Mountain Guides. Chris and Jen will take good care of you. Top Notch!
You may even catch a glimpse of the Z.

Shasta Mountain Guides
http://shastaguides.com

Don't use SWS!!
I have rescued so many of their abandoned clients over the years.
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2018 - 09:21pm PT
Maybe I can do it in one day. Inspired by another Pole.

Krzysztof Wielicki in 1984 climbed Broad Peak (Falchan Kangri) in a day.

Round trip from base at 4950m to the top at 8047m in 22h 10min. That's over 10,000 vertical feet!

Moose
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jun 8, 2018 - 09:51pm PT
"YER...
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2018 - 10:04pm PT
GUNA....
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jun 8, 2018 - 10:08pm PT
CRY"
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Jun 8, 2018 - 10:14pm PT
The words "involuntary glissade into crevasse" come to mind.

Just joking! Getting to the top is worth it, that rock triangle up on top is fun. Can't remember too much else after 30 years, though. I think we did it from the S or SW side, a route that made a big S. Snow at the bottom and rock at the top. Lots of fun, and not a super long day out.

Oops! Shasta, Shuksan, what's the difference?
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Jun 8, 2018 - 10:56pm PT
BYPO!
Stewart Johnson

Mountain climber
lake forest
Jun 9, 2018 - 06:15am PT
Casaval ridge
Casaval ridge
Credit: Paul Teare
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jun 9, 2018 - 06:37am PT
Moose. Glad that I started before you had to hire a guide to walk in crampons. Learn how to roll your ankles and walk flat footed as much as possible. only front point when you have to as front pointing is more tireing. when it gets steeper you can flat foot with one foot and front point with the other. Switch it out to rest and spread the love. If you decide to slide down anything on your butt take the crampons off first so they do not suddenly grab and mess up your ankles etc and keep your ax handy to control your speed. If you get going too fast roll on your stomach to self arrest. . read Chiounards book on how to ice climb as he covers it quite well.
cheers.
Nick
Craig Fry

Trad climber
So Cal.
Jun 9, 2018 - 06:43am PT
Don't forget yer skis
I skied it back in the day, 1995

the North Side is perfect corn this time of year
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 9, 2018 - 08:07am PT
WTF? 1995 is ĎBITDí? 🤣
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Jun 9, 2018 - 08:12am PT

Credit: i-b-goB

http://mikemorgandesigns.com/2017/07/08/mt-shasta-hosted-three-ufo-visitors-attracted-by-volcanic-electromagnetic-activity/
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jun 13, 2018 - 09:11am PT
Moose epic bump.

So how'd it go up there my friend,
summit or plummet?

Hope ya had fun and learned some new skilz!

Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jun 13, 2018 - 09:16am PT
WTF? 1995 is ĎBITDí?

To 23 year olds it's ancient history.
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2018 - 10:42pm PT
Iím still alive after ďclimbingĒ Mt Shasta.

Here is a mini TR.

On Monday, I drove to the Avalanche Gulch trailhead. At 1PM I started hiking, and reached Helen Lake after 5PM. (Yes, Iím that slow). I put my crampons on at the elevation of about 9000 feet. Had no problem using them, even in wet snow. The weather was perfect. Warm enough to wear a T-shirt, but not too hot. I stayed for the night. There were about 10 other people camping.

My original plan was to get to Red Banks and camp, but my backpack was so heavy, I decided to leave my camping gear at Helen Lake, go to the top, come back to camp and stay for another night before going back to the car.

I woke up a 5AM and started hiking at 6AM. Everybody else was already way up. I started later than others, because the night was cold, and I knew the snow wonít get soft during my ascend. (I am a mountaineering n00b, but I can read weather and snow quite well).

The hike was tiring, but not difficult. The snow was firm all the way up. Again, I had a great weather, sunny, almost no wind. Still, it took me six hours to get to the top.

On the way down, I glissaded all the way down from the top of Misery Hill to Helen Lake. That way I got down in one hour. Since it was still early, I changed my plans again, packed my stuff and hiked down to the car. Spent the night in Shasta, and drove home next day (today).

A few things Iíve learnt.

1. Using crampons is easy.

2. Self arresting is easy. (Did it several times while glissading).

3. Iím equally slow at 7k and 14k elevation.

4. Mt. Shasta is easy to climb, no special skills required. (People adviced me here to hire a guide. What a joke! LOL).

5. I didnít have any problems with the altitude. I was slow, but my breath was steady and I was not tired.

When I got back to the car, I was VERY tired. (Still tired today, but not very sore).

So, Iím happy to report, Iím ready for K2! Hehe

Mt. Shasta.  View from the Bunny Flat trailhead.  <br/>
Damn, thatís a hug...
Mt. Shasta. View from the Bunny Flat trailhead.
Damn, thatís a huge mountain!
Credit: moosedrool

On the trail, Olbermanís Causeway.
On the trail, Olbermanís Causeway.
Credit: moosedrool

Put my crampons on at the elevation of about 9000 feet.
Put my crampons on at the elevation of about 9000 feet.
Credit: moosedrool

Are we there yet?  Looking up from 50/50 Flat
Are we there yet? Looking up from 50/50 Flat
Credit: moosedrool

After 4+ hours, got to camp at Helen Lake.  Stayed for the night.
After 4+ hours, got to camp at Helen Lake. Stayed for the night.
Credit: moosedrool

View from camp on a 2700 vertical feet hike. Starting hiking at 6AM.
View from camp on a 2700 vertical feet hike. Starting hiking at 6AM.
Credit: moosedrool

The sun is coming up.
The sun is coming up.
Credit: moosedrool

Credit: moosedrool

Credit: moosedrool

Credit: moosedrool

The 2700 vertical feet slog, done!
The 2700 vertical feet slog, done!
Credit: moosedrool

Thumb Rock
Thumb Rock
Credit: moosedrool

On the very top of the picture you can see Misery Hill &#40;not sure w...
On the very top of the picture you can see Misery Hill (not sure why ďmiseryĒ)
Credit: moosedrool

On top of Misery Hill.
On top of Misery Hill.
Credit: moosedrool

Thatís the peak.
Thatís the peak.
Credit: moosedrool

Yep, I made it to the top.
Yep, I made it to the top.
Credit: moosedrool

Moosealpinist
onyourleft

climber
So Oregon
Jun 13, 2018 - 11:00pm PT
Outstanding!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jun 13, 2018 - 11:30pm PT
Yay!!!
Glad ya had a nice hike n slide. :)
ground chuck

Ice climber
Olympia
Jun 14, 2018 - 02:19am PT
Awesome! saved 800 bones too!

let's see if these landmarks are right>

Credit: ground chuck
climbski2

Mountain climber
The Ocean
Jun 14, 2018 - 06:12am PT
Experienced skiers rarely have much trouble with basic to even fairly steep snow slogging routes.

Yay Moose!
Woody the Beaver

Trad climber
Soldier, Idaho
Jun 14, 2018 - 06:30am PT
Excellent fun, Mr. Moose! I enjoyed your photos!
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