Whitney Glacier, the longest glacier in CaliforniaWhitney Glacier became my favorite route on Mt Shasta immediately after my first attempt and usually I climb it every year. To shorten the distance to the glacier, most of the time I climb this route via Hidden Valley, Cascade Gulch and then from the Shastina saddle drop a few hundred feet down and enter it just above the middle bergshrund. From there a few variations exist to the top.
The Hidden Valley approach, June 13, 2016 (solo)
The North Gate approach, May 24-26, 2014 (Memorial Day Weekend)This was a very long climb but we all got safely to the top and back. The conditions were seemingly great, as I call it a snowfield, but that year Shasta did not receive much snow. Three of us partially fell in hidden crevasses. This was my first crevasse fall on Whitney Glacier.
Whitney Glacier Icefall, the North Gate Approach, August 3-5, 2013This was a long but very enjoyable climb of Whitney Icefalls even though we did not summit.