Donner Peak Northeast Ridge

  • 03/28/2020
  • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Truckee, CA
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Join MAA members on a classic Tahoe snow climb and SNOW 2 training on the Northeast Ridge of Donner Peak. This climb presents the opportunity to practice your SNOW 2 self arrest skills and also summit a scenic rocky peak in winter.  Recommended for those with SNOW 1 training, or equivalent prior experience. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 10. Hope to have you out with us!


What's happening: Climbing moderate snow and SNOW 2 self-arrest practice on the northeast ridge of Donner Peak, elev. 7,056, near Truckee, CA. Approx. 1,500' elevation gain.

Where to meet: 7:00 am. Parking lot at the Donner Lake overlook curved bridge, just below Donner Summit. Exit 174 from I-80.

Event Leader: Darren Shutt 916-872-3399

Minimum / Maximum: 4,10

What to bring: Mountain axe, crampons, mountaineering boots, helmet backpack, lunch, water, trekking poles, winter clothing, waterproof, warm layers and storm layers, headlamp.

Bobcat's Adventure SportsMAA Apex and Base members enjoy a significant retail discount on mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, skiing, splitboarding, and backcountry clothing, equipment and gear, as well as consignment and rentals.    

Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

Additional Info: Any suspect avalanche conditions on this face will alter or cancel the event. Winter storm conditions may cancel the event entirely. Winter driving is treacherous; carry chains, go slow, and plan plenty of time for travel. 


  • In order to register you must be a Base 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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