Mt. Shasta, Hotlum Glacier

  • 05/26/2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 05/28/2019
  • 8:00 PM
  • Brewer Creek or Northgate TH, to be determined
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Join MAA members on Mt. Shasta to ascend the Hotlum Glacier. This date immediately follows the ICE 4 training. We'll likely ascend the Hotlum Glacier to either the Left Ice Gully or the Hotlum Wintun Ridge finish. Roped glacier travel and crevasse rescue skills will be required, as well as steep snow and self arrest proficiency. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 6. Hope to have you out with us!

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


  • What's happening: Hotlum Glacier route, crevasses, steep snow or alpine ice (50 degrees), 7,000' ascent.
  • Where to meet: at basecamp - details will be worked out with registrants. Team will need to hike in on Sunday, May 26th in a group, Darren will already be at basecamp. 
  • Event Leader: Darren Shutt,, 916-872-3399
  • Minimum / Maximum: 4,6
  • Fees / Regulations: There is a fee to climb, $25 per instance or $30 for the year. You will also need to pack out all solid waste. Blue bags provided. Both can be handled at the trailhead. Please see info here.
  • What to bring: List will be sent in body of registration confirmation email
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
  • Additional Info: Shasta summit pass is required


  • DAY 1: Sunday, May 26th. Drive to trailhead. (Either Brewer Creek or Northgate, TBD). Make the approach to arrive at basecamp before dark. Prep for early start.
  • DAY 2: Monday, May 27th, Memorial Day. Pre-dawn start to attempt summit, descend back to basecamp.
  • DAY 3: Tuesday, May 28th. Weather / contingency day. Heading 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.
  • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
  • 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.

(916) 692-0005

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