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04-09-2017-Whitney Glacier

Climbing Ranger

General Conditions on Dec 31, 1969

Rangers have not climbed the Whitney Glacier this year but have viewed it from above/afar. Judging by the current snow coverage on the mountain crevasses are obscured by the winter snow. This route is not often climbed, but is simply stunning. The best beta we can give for this route is to stay current with the weather conditions, and any possible new snow amounts.  Winter is challenging time of year to climb any of the routes on Mt. Shasta. Climb the center or left center on the glacier. Access from the Northgate trailhead, or Coquette Falls (Bolam) trailhead may be limited due to snow covered roads. Check current road conditions by calling the Mt. Shasta ranger station front desk, or gauge by information provided by the "weather" drop down menu on the tool bar at the top of the page. Full glacier travel protocol and skills are absolutely necessary to be considering this route.