Mount Shasta Avalanche and Climbing Information

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  • February 23, 2018 @ 6:43 am

    Advisory Hotline: (530) 926-9613

  • Wind slabs are the main avalanche problem of concern today. MODERATE avalanche danger will exist for most aspects and elevations of the forecast area. CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger may develop near treeline and above treeline on primarily east and southeast facing slopes due to new snow and wind.
    Firm, icy ridgelines and shallow snowpack hazards still exist. 

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February 12, 2018

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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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