NOTE: Please read all details prior to RSVPing.
We'll be climbing the Hotlum-Bolam Ridge route of Mt Shasta (Photos from our 2019 trip below).
You can find this event on our Meetup page as well ... https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-bgTWsGHO/events/276547696/
NOTE: You must have the required items listed below and the experience to use them to participate in this event. You must have experience in self-arrest technique. Although this is a non-technical climb and considered an "intermediate" route, there is steep snow-climbing, exposure, and possible areas of ice that would be potentially hazardous to the inexperienced. Read the gear list closely and please DO NOT sign up for this event if you have never used crampons and ice axe in alpine conditions. We will do a gear check prior to leaving Sacramento, and at trailhead for those meeting us there. A four-wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended for the road leading to the Northcamp Trailhead.
- Leave Sacramento approximately 6:00am on first day. Begin approach from Northcamp Trailhead around noon with permits.
- Arrive at Marine Camp approximately 4:00-5:00 pm and set up camp.
- Begin summit attempt with an Alpine Start at 2:00am second day.
- Summit, descend to break down camp, return to trailhead and head back to Sacramento.
- A second night at Marine Camp prior to returning to trailhead the third day is an option for those who choose.
Required Gear List:
Food and snacks for at least two full days - Mountaineering Boots - Alpine Crampons (No microspikes) - Alpine Ice Axe - Helmet - Backpack (large enough for gear) - Headlamp w/extra batteries - Tent/Bivy suitable for snow - Sleeping Bag (20 degree or less) - Mattress Pad - Sunglasses - Minimum 3 liters of Water (and stove to melt snow) - Stove for food and melting snow - 2 pairs of gloves - Suitable clothing/Layers for conditions. - Wag Bag and Trash Bag
Shovel - Sunblock - Trekking Poles - Snowshoes (Just in case) - GPS/inReach/Rescue Beacon - Mosquito Repellent - Sunhat - Extra pair of socks.
Photos from our previous trip here ... https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-bgTWsGHO/photos/30169247/
Detailed trip-report and photos here ... http://fresnoclimber.blogspot.com/2016/06/mt-shasta-14179-hotlum-bolam-ridge.html?m=1
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