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  • March 24, 2018 @ 6:32 am

    Advisory Hotline: (530) 926-9613

  • Incessant southwesterly winds have combined with 17 inches of new, low density snow over the past 24 hours. CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger exists near and above treeline. Avalanche problems could include senstive wind slabs, cornice features and/or loose dry avalanches as you travel through avalanche terrain in the Mount Shasta backcountry. Lingering showers and windy conditions will persist. Today is a day to be on your toes.


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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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