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jswitzkyHotlum Wintun ski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2013
4th time is a charm. First successful summit after three previous aborted ski ascents over the past 15 years. Hot day, overnight temps did not go below freezing or solidify the snowpack much. This however made it feasible and easy to skin up the entire Hotlum Wintun ridge route (veering onto the upper Wintun) almost the entire way to the summit. Bootpacked only the final 200 vertical feet. Light breeze and warm temps on the summit. Ski descent was nice.
Posted Jun 11, 2013 12:25 pm

GroundControlGreat Mountaineering!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013


First time I got to be roped in! Went left of heart coming up the West Face. Thanks to Shasta Mountain Guides for teaching me some great principles of mountaineering!
Posted Jun 11, 2013 12:33 am

slfoo2First mountain climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012


This was a great peak to introduce me to mountain climbing. I had a ton of fun learning the tricks of the trade and getting to the top! We lucked out and had beautiful weather.
Posted May 28, 2013 2:37 am

bedellympiancasaval ridge w/ avy gulch ski descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2013


low snow year, misery ridge completely exposed. casaval is a fun route, very interesting despite not being hard... people call it 4th class (and this could vary with season) but I found it to be almost all snow with two sections up to 45-50deg.
Posted Apr 30, 2013 1:51 am

rocky29octAwesome Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012


It was great climb after 4 years of break.....
Posted Apr 28, 2013 4:57 pm

Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012


Via H-B route
Posted Mar 18, 2013 4:52 am

cwharringtonlawThe Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2010
Flipped out at people trying to glissade red banks with crampons after getting popped in the head with a rock by someone who decided to stay off of snow. Wear your brain bucket! Despite that, beautiful hill, will definitely return many times for different routes.
Posted Mar 15, 2013 10:18 am

royandersonAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010


First decent snow climb. Did with my brother Ed. It was a blast.
Posted Mar 9, 2013 9:59 pm

UAmatt89Bunny Flat via AG  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012


Single day push in prep for Mt Whitney. First time on snow and ice in a year so it took a while to get my pace down once crampons went on. Beautiful day and the glissade down was glorious.
Posted Mar 1, 2013 3:21 pm

SirburtmundCasaval Ridge


Climbed Shasta via Casaval. Beautiful route but couldn't summit. Too much fresh powder. Nice and uncrowned, we were the only climbers on it.
Posted Dec 24, 2012 12:37 pm

SirburtmundAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!


Successfully summited Shasta via the Avalanche Gulch route
Posted Dec 24, 2012 12:35 pm

JimWallaceGreat day in the mts  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2012


We camped at Hidden Valley and climbed via West face gully.. It was very nice and we got a good break in the weather considering how bad a snowstorm we dealt with just days before on Rainier.We also traversed over to Shastina which was a worthwhile climb as well...,Jim W
Posted Dec 4, 2012 7:47 pm

Fletch3rd time is a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011


ran into Chad. wow. someone should have warned me. ha!
Posted Nov 30, 2012 5:28 pm

drdownGreat First Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012


This was my first experience with mountaineering. Had a great time, picked up some valuable skills, and thoroughly enjoyed the summit.
Posted Nov 23, 2012 1:22 am

BrbiggsNot as easy as the first time!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012


Second attempt at the mountain, the first was the slog up Clear Creek. This time I wanted to begin my glacier travel history with the common Avalanche Gulch route which I found to be substantially more taxing then the CC route. Started 11PM from Bunny Flats, I summited at 9am and glissaded my arse back to humanity quick like. 7k+ ft. in one go?.. not again most likely. =)
Posted Nov 18, 2012 6:59 pm

BrbiggsGrand Reward after 280mi Hitchhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2011


I decided to climb Mt. Shasta after listening to the memorable tales of some older fellows whom I respected. SP instantly became my go to site for trip planning. I had minimal climbing gear so I chose the Clear Creek route which I began not at the trail head, but at the turnoff of highway 89 at the base of the mountain. I started whacking the bush and passed the trail head around 6pm continuing until I reached the head of the icy springs, setting up camp just before nightfall with the the nearly full moon rising and a thunderstorm to the south. Began the anticipated scree-spree up the talus-palace just before sunrise. I took around 3 hours to reach the snow covered summit where I bathed shirtless in the sun for nearly 2 hours before saying my goodbyes and scree-skiing my way down. It was at that point I knew I would climb much much higher in the years to come.
Posted Nov 18, 2012 6:52 pm

FairweatherDay hike up Clear Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012


Strenuous day with my son up the endless rubble of Clear Creek. The only time we touched snow was on the summit plateau. First time up Shasta. Best part was coming down. Would have reached the trailhead in under 3 hours if not for bloody toes. Would have been better off coming up one of the glacier routes. Now I know why I love the Sierra.
Posted Oct 27, 2012 1:42 am

orbitorVia Avalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012


Finally successful on 2nd try. My favorite mountain and best climb so far. Single-day push from Bunny Flat via Avalanche Gulch. No words can express the feelings of standing on the summit and looking down from the stratosphere, seemingly. Perfect weather, perfect snow, fantastic group. It was just epic. Forever on the mountain.
Posted Oct 15, 2012 1:59 pm

rdesotaSki Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2004


Great ski descent down the hotlum bolum route. Also skied red banks three years prior. Windy day, but got nicer as the day progressed.
Posted Oct 8, 2012 12:24 pm

cturturicaTruly A Majestic Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011


Did it on September 5-6, 2010 with my dad and again on September 10, 2011. Both times I did the Ski Bowl rout over Greene Butte and up Avalanche Gulch. The second time I did it solo in 10hr 20min. That was after driving from home in Redding, CA at about 560ft elevation. So I went from 560ft to 14,179ft in just over 12hr. I want to climb a differed rout next season. Maybe Casaval Ridge or the Whiney Glacier Rout. These were the only times I made it to the summit but I have been up on the mountain about a dozen times. I’ve even snowboarded from just above the Red Banks (the base of Misery Hill) down to Bunny Flats. I was going for the summit but a dense cloud forced me down. Once I tried an all-night climb. I left at 8PM and made it to the Red Banks just as the sun was coming up. I was hoping to make the summit before sunrise and shoot the sunrise with my 5DmarkII so when the sun came up I just went back down. I also didn’t make it the first time, but did the second time though. After that I made about 3 or 4 attempts that failed before my solo summit. Got turned back motley by bad Weather and once in Jan 2011 by a friend getting a bad blister from some rented Touring Ski Boots. That was the most annoying turn around because the mountain was so still not even a breeze and it had just snowed a few days before. The mountain was covered in powder.

This is the mountain that inspired me to climb. Growing up in Redding where the mountain is visible most of the time I just felt this urge to conquer the peak and find out what was up there and what I could see from there. After climbing it Mountaineering got in my blood. Here is what my dad and I wrote on the summit log the first time on the summit. “The view make me think how small and insignificant we are compared with this blue planet… --Daniel Turturica” “…and to think that the Creator God is interested and involved in our wellbeing only makes it more awesome. –Corneliu Turturica”
Posted Oct 2, 2012 3:31 am

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