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  • December 17, 2017 @ 6:51 am

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  • LOW avalanche danger exists throughout the advisory area and will continue until a significant precipitation event occurs. Early season hazards associated with our shallow snowpack are still problematic. Climbers should exercise caution in alpine terrain on Mount Shasta where firm and icy snow surfaces are widespread.  

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December 17, 2017

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A winter climb of Mount Shasta is a serious undertaking. Deep snow, avalanche hazard, and extreme weather conditions are all common during the winter months. These, along with many other factors, make a winter climb very difficult and potentially dangerous. Only strong and experienced climbers with an ability to evaluate avalanche hazard should attempt a winter climb. Always carry avalanche rescue gear, along with a helmet, crampons, and an ice axe. Be prepared for high winds and cold temperatures, and always check the weather before you climb. 

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