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  • December 10, 2017 @ 6:52 am

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  • The avalanche danger is LOW at all elevations and on all aspects today. Both human triggered and natural avalanches are unlikely.  Small wind slabs may exist in leeward terrain 10,000ft and higher on Mount Shasta. Very firm and icy snow surfaces can be found on the upper mountain as well. Arresting a fall in these conditions could be difficult.   

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December 9, 2017

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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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