Mount Shasta Avalanche and Climbing Information

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  • January 16, 2018 @ 7:00 am

    Advisory Hotline: (530) 926-9613

  • The avalanche danger is LOW. Shallow wind slabs may have recently formed on N-NE-E-SE-S aspects above 9,000ft on Mount Shasta. Expect a break today and tomorrow before the active weather pattern returns Thursday.

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December 30, 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. Our firm, thin and icy snowpack continues to create backcountry travel hazards. Moving through steep terrain above treeline is challenging and dangerous. Arresting a fall in these conditions would be difficult. Watch out for rocks.

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