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skottyGood stuff  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

skotty

Did the Hotlum Glacier route. Amazing.
Posted Jul 23, 2007 4:28 pm

deungsanFirst big mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1995

deungsan

And again on June 8, 2006.

Never gets boring.
Posted Jul 17, 2007 12:43 am

WeatherManSlushy Summit Attempt
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2007

WeatherMan

After a slushy march from Horse Camp, without snowshoes or skis, ended up packing it in early with billowing clouds on the approach. Next year will pray for a better snow/ski season and give it another shot, this time with skis for descent.
Posted Jul 12, 2007 5:29 am

pjc30943Hotlum headwall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007
Ascended with my climbing partner to 11.5k where we dug out our platform. Went to bed at 7pm. At 3:30am we were on the glacier; travelled up the middle of the hotlum; then up the headwall; finally reached the summit within a few minutes of noon.
This is a very fun and varied route--and for us, quite tiring as well. The rock is sketchy and takes forever, so be warned...:)
Posted Jul 10, 2007 3:42 am

tkooooooooooeffing mountain

tkoooooooooo

dropped 4ft of snow on me overnight at our bivy site in the heart on the avy gulch route on thanksgiving 2005. so no summit. we turned around and barely missed a thick powdery avy.
Posted Jul 7, 2007 8:16 pm

Jere VandewallePerfect Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Jere Vandewalle

A nearly full moon lit the ascent from Helen Lake to the Red Banks. The snow was firm for the climb, then sun softened for an ideal descent down the well travelled glissade path through the Red Banks, all the way past the bottom of The Heart. The summit was cold in stiff winds, but views were beautiful. I found this climb to be delightful.
Posted Jul 7, 2007 6:26 pm

MtnLdrIntro to big mountains!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2000

MtnLdr

After spending two days on the Whitney Glacier practicing crevass rescue with USMC Mountain Leaders Course, we got to summit in 30 - 40 mph winds. Blew two of our tents off the mountain!
Posted Jul 6, 2007 3:22 pm

vancouver islanderRoute Climbed: Avalanche Gulch. Date Climbed: June 29/30, 2007  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

vancouver islander

Successful return to Shasta after getting weathered off in 2005.

Summitted in ~7 hours from a camp at Lake Helen. 300 Metres vertical above Helen to the first snow and big sun cups below the Red Banks. One chute was navigable with snow all the way through to the bottom of Misery Hill which was just scree.

Four hours back down to Helen, break camp and a further 3.25 hours to the parking lot made for a 16.5 hour day.

Clear throughout but winds gusting to 80kph from the top of MH to the summit made for a cold day. Counted ~20 people on the summit with us and many more en route up or down.

Great views from up top and nice to add another Cascade volcano to the list.
Posted Jul 4, 2007 6:17 pm

s_kavertAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

s_kavert

A very rewarding trip and our first 14er. Climbed with my wife and a couple friends. The ice in the steep chute through the Red Banks had us a little nervous. Strong winds on the summit, but a beautiful day without a cloud in the sky. Views from the top were incredible!
Posted Jul 3, 2007 12:49 pm

danielKShasta Rama point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1997

danielK

Climbed up to Shastarama point
Posted Jul 2, 2007 1:09 pm

SFMountaineerMade it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

SFMountaineer

A beautiful day with only moderate winds for my second attempt. The glissade from the red banks was great. A lack of snow on the morraines below the heart made descending on loose rock a real pain though and I have some messed up feet as evidence. I'm going to have to make climbing this mountain a habit, although will have to try a new route next time.
Posted Jun 26, 2007 2:08 pm

GuiltySargents Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

Guilty

Left the ski bowl late at 2pm, attain the ridge and progress very quickly. I had a little problem ascending the route above the Red Banks, so I had to descend some to find another no name chute to bring me out to the Red Bluffs. From here it was very fast because of the lack of hours of sunlight. After the summit and numerous helicopter buzz's, I ran/rock skied to Helen Lake to find out why the sheriff helicopter is flying all around the mountain.
Here, a fellow hiker was missing there partner and called the sheriff's and reported them gone since noon. The other hiker ended up hiking out Mud Creek where they got help. Wonder how cold it was that night?
Posted Jun 26, 2007 3:22 am

msihlRoute climbed: West Face Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

msihl

I summited with a group of people guided by Shasta Mountain Guides.
The original plan was to do Avalanche Gulch Expedition Style, but instead we did the harder West Face Route alpine style, because of lack of snow in avalanche gulch. Our high camp was at Hidden Valley (9500 ft). From there we started at 4am and summited after approx. 10 hours and several people giving up along the way. On the way back, we glissaded down the west face. Our guides Kaysa and Doug were great. They were strong, competent and very good teachers. I'll definitely hire them again for ski mountaineering trips etc.
Posted Jun 26, 2007 3:17 am

mnaturesonWest Face Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

mnatureson

Avalanche Gulch was too dry so we took the West Face route. High winds up on top but a beautiful day.
Posted Jun 23, 2007 12:13 pm

catheridWest Face Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

catherid

The slog up the west face was well worth the glissade on the way down, great fun!
Posted Jun 19, 2007 12:13 am

rkymtnAvalanche Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2007

rkymtn

I climbed with a couple coworker friends. The conditions were drier than the ideal, but there was still snow where we needed it for the ascent and glissades down. We based out of Lake Helen and beat the crowds up. Great views, great weather, great day!
Posted Jun 16, 2007 7:13 pm

grahamAvy Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

graham

Dayhiked the AG on a beautiful day with a ton of people on the mountain. Started at Bunny Flats at 3am, summited at 8:30am, started down ~9:30 and got back to Bunny Flats at 1pm. This is my 11th of 15 CA 14ers
Posted Jun 4, 2007 8:48 pm

DebAG  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

Deb

Perfect weather and the snow was not totally destroyed by glissade and bootpack yet. Weekend trip turned dayhike (thanks Tina!:) So glad we did it on Saturday 'cause that crowd headed up in the afternoon looked mighty frightening! Yes, I am slow - the altitude was knocking my pride over 13K' but I was happy to summit in just over 9 hours. Awesome glissade down and a million laughs with my pal. Love that mountain!
Posted May 30, 2007 12:43 am

kovarpaWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

kovarpa

A fine ski descent, a good alternative to the zoo in AG.
Posted May 29, 2007 10:00 pm

AshburtAwesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

Ashburt

Amazing mountain. Weather was perfect! Started at Horsecamp at 3am and took 10 hours roundtrip. Will be back next year!
Posted May 29, 2007 10:28 am

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