Carson Peak Winter Ascent

  • 03/22/2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • 03/24/2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • Carson Peak, near June Lake, CA
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Join MAA members for a challenging winter ascent of Carson Peak. Our goal is to climb some or all of the 3,000' steep mixed and water ice north face as viewed from the town of June Lake. This will be a single push ascent but we'll carry bivy gear. Prior experience lead climbing multi-pitch ice required. Loaner gear may be available. Hope to have you out with us!

SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience shown on their MAA profile. Those registered will be notified by email. 


  • What's happening: Ice climbing WI3, steep snow climbing, winter rock climbing up to 5.7, winter bivy. 
  • Where to meet: June Lake, 4:00 pm Friday, March 22nd.
  • Event Leader: Darren Shutt, (916) 872-3399,, Paul Shaughnessy
  • Minimum / Maximum: 2,4
  • What to bring: Warm, stormproof layers for upper and lower body, socks and gloves, warm mittens, warm headwear, sunglasses, goggles, gaiters. Belay device, prusik, 4 locking carabiners, runners, harness, helmet, warm mountain boots, sharp steel crampons fit to your boots, ice tools, food for a loooong day, water, sleeping bag / pad, trekking pole(s), snowshoes, bivy, headlamp. Technical equipment such as rope, rock and snow protection, snow shovel, stove, pot, and fuel can be supplied by MAA. Bring what you have of these items and we'll select the group gear. 
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
  • Accommodations: Hotel room will be reserved prior by MAA. Rooms are approximately $75. Registration requires a payment to cover this group expense. Refunds cannot be given closer than 30 days from the event.  


  • DAY 1, Friday, March 22: Meet at our hotel in Lee Vining late afternoon / evening. Sort gear and make preparations. We'll catch dinner in town, then team planning and logistics.
  • DAY 2, Saturday, March 23: Pre-dawn start, then multi-pitch water ice, rock or steep snow as fast and as far up the face as we can safely go. Walk off in the dark, or bivy enroute / summit.
  • DAY 3, Sunday, March 24: Return to June Lake / contingency day for weather. Rest, drive home.


  • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
  • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
  • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
  • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
  • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

5209 Luce Ave. Suite A

McClellan, CA 95652

(916) 692-0005

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