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Ascent to Mount Shasta-summit plateau on 2009-05-07

Climber: Gustavo Tuntisi

Date:Thursday, May 7, 2009
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Shasta - summit plateau
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13750 ft / 4191 m
    Remaining Elevation:412 ft / 125 m (2% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Excellent visibility, Sunny, cold and windy. We passed the turned around point and we needed to turn back 400 ft away from the summit. We lost 1-1/2 hrs with an unexperienced climber in need of help. 2 of my teammates were in bad shape to continue.

Climbed Cassaval ridge half way up and cut across to the west face due to dangerous cornices.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp, Bivouac
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Windy
Perfect



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