Ascent of Mount Shasta on 2016-03-29

Climber: Serguei Okountsev

Others in Party:Weiwei Yin
Date:Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Shasta
    Elevation:7595 ft / 2314 m

Ascent Trip Report

Forecast called for high winds at the summit of Mt. Shasta, which two of us hoped would subdue by the time we got there, trying to get the last days of low freezing levels. They didn't. We couldn't even get to the Horse Camp, the wind was so strong at times that we couldn't walk or even crawl without being blown away. After snowshoeing one mile we had to give up. The summit was in a whiteout all the time when it was within our sight.

See short footage here:, just before we turned back.
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Mt. Shasta attempt. Windy (2016-03-29). Photo by Serguei Okountsev.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:387 ft / 117 m
    Total Elevation Loss:387 ft / 117 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cool, Extremely Windy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:387 ft / 117 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.7 km
    Route:Avalanche Gulch
    Start Trailhead:Parking at Bunny Flats  7208 ft / 2196 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:387 ft / 117 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.7 km
    Route:Avalanche Gulch
    End Trailhead:Parking  7208 ft / 2196 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Serguei Okountsev
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