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Shasta snow climb June /July partner.


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James Butterworth · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

Snow climb Shasta late June through July. I could match your schedule.

Prefer to arrive within a three to four day window for best summit weather option.

Open to alternate routes if you have knowledge.

I want to hike and camp Mt Shasta. 2 days one night, or two days two nights. Avalanche Gulch unless you know Casaval route.

Have a new four season tent, but have not bivouacked in snow before.

This is my second Shasta climb. I soloed Shasta's Avalanche Gulch in July 1999 in one day without big backpack.

Have been guided up Grand Teton in one day in 2010.

Camped in pastures in Peru at 15000' in 2012 and 2014.

Was guided up Mt Rainier last August 2016. We carried big packs to 10,000 feet but we slept in a hut and the guides provided water.

I am a steady climber and strong for 58. I climb and cut big residential trees for a living. Dragging brush keeps me in shape.

Wear boots most days. Have plenty of rope and harness knowledge. Trained for belay and self arrest. Trained for pitch climbing, but prefer hiking.

Have crampons and axe but not snow shoes.

Matt P · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

I am definitely up for it.  I have to go near Redding with some frequency so I'm flexible on dates.

James Butterworth · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

Now targeting climb to camp July 21 climb to summit July 22.

How are those dates?

Andrew T · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

I am planning on climbing Shasta the week of the 23rd via Avalanche Gulch.  I have plenty of backpacking experience, including altitude (e.g. Mt. Whitney & other 12-13k' + peaks), however, I have never used an ice axe/crampons for any such endeavor.  I have a 4-season tent on the way.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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