Ascent of Mount Shasta on 1999-09-11
|Others in Party:||Chuck|
|Date:||Saturday, September 11, 1999|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14162 ft / 4316 m|
Ascent Trip ReportCamped at Helen Lake with Chuck. Ferocious thunderstorm the afternoon of 9/10. Hail and lightning. Closest I have ever been to a direct lightning hit. There was so little snow, that we went left of heart and climbed a near vertical ice shelf above the red banks.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||7212 ft / 2198 m|
| Distance:||13 mi / 20.9 km|
| Route:||Avalanche Gulch|
| Trailhead:||Bunny Flat 6950 ft / 2118 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1, 2, 3|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Tent Camp|
| Time Up:||2 Days |
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