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aussie69

Mt. shasta in December

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Plan on doing Shasta over winter break. (whoooray long college winter breaks!) We'll be taking clear creek route. Should only take a couple days but will be using a week long window. So packs are gunna be heavy. Any takers just PM me. I'll bring the tent.

~peace~

Austin

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You can ski down that route back to the car in an hour or two. If there is a good bootpath, it isn't unreasonable to make it go in a day. I think we did it early season without skis in 11 hours car to car (we even stopped to almost barf). There was snow about 3/4 of the time and a little scramble around 12,000 feet. FYI. Have fun and be safe.

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A winter climb is a great way too learn. AS LONG as you're with a few mates that know what there doing an have been doing so for MANY years. can't replace Experience and Intelligence with Balls and Stupidity!

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A winter climb is a great way too learn. AS LONG as you're with a few mates that know what there doing an have been doing so for MANY years. can't replace Experience and Intelligence with Balls and Stupidity!

 

The republicans have been trying this for years. I agree. Don't go Ramboing up there unless someone knows what they are doing.

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A winter climb is a great way too learn. AS LONG as you're with a few mates that know what there doing an have been doing so for MANY years. can't replace Experience and Intelligence with Balls and Stupidity!

 

My personal advice would be to develop your skillz during spring/early summer mountaineering trips first and foremost. Then pursue an avalanche training course to gain the ability to evaluate different snowpack conditions, in order to accurately assess the risk of winter climbing. Once you have all those skills, and ideally proficiency using avy beacons and avy rescue, then you can begin to consider winter ascents on peaks above 14K. This may be more conservative than most, but it is the approach I am comfortable with personally. Just my $0.02

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I am interested. The PM tool seems to be acting up (or I just PM'd you repeatedly). Please email me if you are still looking for climbers.

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Is this the kind of thing ameateurs should stay away from until they have more experience?

 

Shasta is fairly easy. But ya dont go rambo style unless u have somewhat of a clue.

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