Mt. Shasta, Hotlum Right Ice Gully

  • 06/13/2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 06/15/2019
  • 8:00 PM
  • Northgate TH
  • 0


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Join MAA members on a unique climb of Mt. Shasta. This is a seldom done and technical route on the right of the Hotlum headwall. We'll ascend the Hotlum Bolam ridge, but above 12,000 we'll contour to the right ice gully for the finish. Proficiency in steep snow climbing on a rope team is required. 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: Ascent of Mt. Shasta via the Right Ice Gully route, AI2, steep snow and alpine ice (50 degrees), 7,000' ascent. 
  • Where to meet: Northgate trailhead or in the town of Weed. Details will be worked out with registrants. 
  • Event Leader: Paul Shaughnessy,, Roger Coss
  • 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. 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: Thursday, June 13th. Drive to Northgate trailhead. Make the approach to arrive at basecamp before dark. Set up camp and prep for early start.
  • DAY 2: Friday, June 14th. Pre-dawn start to attempt summit, descend back to basecamp.
  • DAY 3: Saturday, June 15th. Return to trailhead. 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.

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