Ski Mt. Shasta, Green Butte

  • 05/25/2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 05/27/2019
  • 8:00 PM
  • Bunny Flat TH
  • 0

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Join MAA to ascend and ski one of the best lines on Mt. Shasta - Hotlum Wintun ridge. This route boasts 5,000 vertical feet of bliss. We'll share the weekend with the glacier rescue training and the Hotlum team. Experienced mountain skiers only. 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! 

DETAILS:

  • What's happening: Steep snow climbing (non-technical) then skiing the Hotlum Wintun ridge from a basecamp around 9,000. No crevasses, but snow conditions can vary widely. May experience high winds. Three days allocated for travel. Shared basecamp with other MAA teams.
  • Where to meet: At 8:00 am, Rite-Aid off I-5 exit 738, in Mt. Shasta. Caravan to the Brewer Creek trailhead and hike into basecamp from there. Info here.
  • Event Leader: Will Beaubien
  • 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 the 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

ITINERARY:

This climbing event will share the same basecamp as three ICE-R training events and another MAA sponsored Shasta climb this weekend. Parties will be coming and/or going on all the days between Thursday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 27th.

Coordination: Use the member's forum posting for this event. Be sure you meet up with the group going into basecamp that day at 8:00 am at Rite Aid in the city of Mt. Shasta. Then caravan to the trailhead and go in together in groups of two or more. Do not go into camp or return to the trailhead alone.

  • DAY 1: Saturday, May 25th. Arrive at the Brewer Brewer Creek trailhead at 8:00 am. Logistics / packing. Make the approach to arrive at basecamp before dark. About 2,500 elevation gain and 4 miles. Prep for early start.
  • DAY 2: Sunday, May 26th. Early start to attempt summit, assess conditions en route. Lock in and rip! Back to basecamp in the afternoon. Some people may decide to hike out this day if time and energy allows.
  • DAY 3: Monday, May 27th, Memorial Day. (Weather / contingency day.) Heading back to the trailhead and drive back home.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • 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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