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  • March 17, 2018 @ 6:17 am

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  • LOW danger and normal caution is advised for today.  If and when we see wind speeds increase on Mount Shasta,  fresh snow remains available for wind transport. Leeward slopes above treeline could see active wind loading and the avalanche danger will rise on those slopes. Triggering a wind slab is unlikely at the moment, but pay attention for changing conditions should winds pick up over the next couple days.



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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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