mountaineering - mt shasta - June 24, 2020
The WMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices.Mount Shasta (14,179 ft) is a blue sky stands alone peak and is located in northern California. We plan to make the peak via one of the easiest routes - Avalanche Gulch (Class 3). The knowledge of and experience in using crampons and ice axe is required. We plan to organize a crampons and ice axe practice (not a class) in spring. This is not technical mountaineering - no mountaineering gear beyond crampons and ice axe required. We plan to do the hike/mountaineering as a day hike. The estimated hike/mountaineering time would be 10-14 hours, depending on conditions and pace. Here is the preliminary schedule: (June 23 Tue - Those who want to drive to the town of Mt Shasta may leave on this day. It's a long drive); June 24 Wed - Meet in the town of Mt Shasta & Purchase of a permit; June 25 Thu - Acclimation hike - if the weather forecast is significantly better on Thu than Fri, we may do Mt Shasta on this day; June 26 Fri - Mt Shasta hike/mountaineering; and June 27 Sat - Return trip or going to Lassen Volcanic National Park (posted separately). Please email to register and please give a brief description of relevant mountaineering skills and experience. WMC members only. Co-organized with Jim Kucera.
|Date:||Wed Jun 24 2020 — Sat Jun 27 2020|
|Meeting Place:||Registration required|