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    • 03/18/2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • 03/22/2024
    • 8:00 PM
    • Carson Peak, near June Lake, CA
    • 0
    Join waitlist
    Join MAA members for a challenging winter ascent of Carson Peak. Our goal is to explore one or more routes up the 3,000' north face as viewed from the town of June Lake. Prior experience lead climbing multi-pitch ice and/or rock required, and winter mountaineering experience recommended. 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. 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Exploring accessible "moderate mixed" winter climbing objectives on Carson Peak, 10,908. Routes will likely be a mix of ice climbing WI2-3, steep snow climbing up to 60 degrees, and snowy rock climbing possibly up to 5.8. Climbing will be potentially steep and unknown - no climbing routes have been documented on this side of the mountain. High degree of fitness and technical skill will be required. Descent will be a walk off down the south or west sides. Multi-day snow camping on the north face. 
    • Details: Participants do not have to commit to all five days in order to be RSVPed - camp will be accessible from town and we will have cell service there, so team members can come and go as necessary, but Darren will stay on site the whole time. If we succeed to our satisfaction on an early date then we may climb the peak again by another route or end the trip early. Weather and especially snow conditions will be the greatest unknown factors - these may require moving dates around and/or even cancellation. The focus of the trip is pure exploration of the mountain and seeking a rewarding route.
    • Where to meet: June Lake, 5:00 pm Monday, March 18th.
    • Event Leader: Darren Shutt, (916) 872-3399, darren@mountainascent.org
    • Minimum / Maximum: 2,6
    • What to bring: Warm, stormproof layers for upper and lower body, socks and gloves, warm mittens, warm headwear, sunglasses, gaiters, lightweight climbing pack. Belay device, prusik, 4 locking carabiners, runners, harness, helmet, warm mountain boots, sharp steel crampons fit to your boots, ice tools, food for 4 days, 2 liter water capacity, 4-season tent, sleeping bag rated to zero, sleeping pad(s), trekking pole(s) with snow baskets, snowshoes, lightweight bivouac, strong headlamp. Technical equipment such as rope, rock and snow protection, snow shovel, stove, pot, and fuel can be supplied by MAA. Notify EL if you need something. We'll select the group gear prior to Day 1. 
    • 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. This will be a shared group cost, TBD. 

    ITINERARY:

    • CALL: Around 2 weeks prior, online video chat to meet selected team, discuss potential routes and coordinate logistics.
    • DAY 1, Monday, March 18: Meet at our hotel in June Lake in the evening. Sort gear and make preparations. We'll catch dinner in town, then team planning and logistics.
    • DAY 2, Tuesday, March 19: with an early start we'll climb to a suitable basecamp on the benches proximate to the north face. Scout conditions and suitable routes, make plans for tomorrow.
    • DAY 3, Wednesday, March 20: With an early start, climb steep snow and/or multi-pitch water ice and rock as far up the face as we can safely go. Walk off the west side and circle back around to basecamp.
    • DAYS 4-5, Thursday March 21 - Friday, March 22: Another attempt or contingency day for weather. Return to June Lake, drive home.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base 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.
    • 04/22/2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04/24/2024
    • 8:00 PM
    • Mt. Hood and Smith Rock SP
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Join MAA members to climb Mt. Hood by a technical glacier route. This is the highest mountain in Oregon and a popular mountaineering objective. We'll climb and carry over on a less traveled north face route with a mix of glacier travel, steeper snow climbing and maybe a little water ice. Prior experience in roped glacier travel, steep snow climbing and lightweight bivouacking 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 shown on their MAA profile. Those registered will be notified, please pay the expedition fee to confirm. Thank you! 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: 3-day ascent of Mt. Hood via the Eliot Glacier / Sunshine Route, with an option to ascend the Eliot Headwall. Roped glacier travel among crevasses, crossing a bergschrund, climbing on moderate snow / alpine ice. Probably starting at the Tilly Jane TH and ascending to a lightweight bivouac at 7,800' with two roped teams on a carryover, and descent down the south side back to the Timberline TH. It will be important to go light, and therefore (hopefully) fast. Total elevation gain around 7,000'.
    • Possibly desert rock climbing if we end up at Smith Rocks instead due to poor weather. This climb immediately precedes the Mt. Jefferson North Ridge climb, which will also be headquartered at Smith Rock SP. During the week of April 22 - 27, MAA members will have an ongoing basecamp at Smith Rock as a backup to both mountain objectives. 
    • Where to meet: Timberline Lodge TH, 8:00 am on Monday, April 22nd.
    • Event Leader: Darren Shutt, (916) 872-3399 darren@mountainascent.org
    • Minimum / Maximum: 4,6
    • Required Skills and Fitness: Proficiency in roped glacier travel and crevasse rescue, proficiency in roped lead climbing on moderate snow / 4th class rock, rappelling, navigation, bivouacking, and robust fitness to handle up to three long days. 
    • What to bring: Warm, stormproof layers for upper and lower body - 4 layers for upper and 3 layers for lower, minimum. 2 pair socks and gloves, warm mittens, warm headwear, sunglasses, goggles, gaiters. Belay device, prusik, 2 locking and 2 non-locking carabiners, 2 runners, harness, helmet, warm mountain boots, sharp steel crampons fit to your boots, pair of ice tools and/or mountain axes, food for 2 days, waterbottles, spoon, cup, warm sleeping bag, sleeping pad, bivouac, stove, fuel, pot, optional trekking pole(s). Rock shoes just in case the weather is really bad and we end up climbing at Smith Rock instead! Technical equipment such as rope, rock and snow protection may be supplied by MAA. 
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration. 
    • Additional: The itinerary is dependent upon conditions and weather. 

    ITINERARY:

    • PRIOR: Expedition conference call and logistics coordination early April, TBD
    • DAY 1- Monday, April 22nd: Gather at 8:00 at the trailhead at Timberline Lodge, below the south face of Hood. We'll have a team meeting to check conditions, arrange gear, and make team decisions. If it looks good we'll Leave one car at the trailhead to drive around the north side to the Tilly Jane trailhead. Ascend around 4 miles and approx. 2,000' to a bivy site below the Eliot Glacier.  If conditions do not look that great we'll stay to climb in Smith Rock instead, or make other plans. 
    • DAY 2 - Tuesday, April 23rd: With a pre-dawn start, climb moderate snow as rope teams on the Eliot Glacier via the Sunshine route, past the Snowdome, Anderson Rock, Horseshoe Rock and over the bergschrund to join the Cathedral Ridge route, and summitting Mt. Hood 11,239' before 11:00 am. Carry over to descend the south face Hogsback route to the car parked at Timberline TH. Drive back around to the north side TH to retrieve our cars, then all head back south to camp at Smith Rock State Park. 
    • DAY 3 - Wednesday, June 24th: Contingency for weather or other plans, as long as we make it back to Smith Rock State Park before nightfall. If we are already at Smith, we'll do some climbing. Darren will be meeting the Jefferson climbing team that evening. 

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event. Donations are not solicited on this event, nor is any exchange of money a requirement for participation.

    • This event is open to all Apex, Base, and free Associate members - paid membership is not a requirement of attendance. 

    • MAA is a 100% volunteer-run, federal and state recognized 501(c)7 not-for-profit membership organization and does not seek or realize a profit from organizing this event; all membership benefits, liability insurance, website, database, administrative costs and all expenses are supported solely through membership, not event fees.

    • MAA event leaders are experienced members who are board-approved and volunteer to host the event as a representative of MAA, but are not operating as a guide or compensated as a guide - all participants on the event share responsibility for the safety, decisions, and actions of the group.

    • Accordingly, the physical demands, required skills or technical terrain of some events require that we screen participants; individuals should join the waitlist to be considered for RSVP. The experience, skills and fitness in the MAA membership profile will be used to determine the suitability of each individual to the demands of that particular event.

    • Participant safety is our top priority. Many circumstances such as mountain conditions, weather, or subjective hazards may necessitate changes to the published itinerary, including cancellation.

    • As a private, non-commercial group we operate within the posted group size limits and regulations for this area.

    • All MAA members are taught and practice Leave No Trace principles to be good stewards of wild places.

    • 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 at a minimum has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    • 04/25/2024
    • 5:00 AM
    • 04/27/2024
    • 8:00 PM
    • Mt. Jefferson and Smith Rock SP
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Join MAA members an to climb Mt. Jefferson by a technical alpine route. This is the second-highest mountain in Oregon and an elusive alpine peak. We'll climb the Jefferson Park Glacier route with a mix of glacier travel, steep arete mixed climbing and a spicy 4th class summit pinnacle at 10,497. Prior experience climbing on steep snow and rock required (SNOW 3, SNOW 4). 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 shown on their MAA profile. Those registered will be notified, please pay the expedition fee to confirm. Thank you! 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: 3-day ascent of Mt. Jefferson via the Jefferson Park Glacier route. Climbing 6,400' total elevation. 5+ mile approach to Jefferson Park camping. Roped glacier travel among crevasses, crossing a bergschrund, mixed climbing on steep snow and 4th class rock climbing. Possibly desert rock climbing if we end up at Smith Rocks instead. This event is held immediately after the Mt. Hood North Face climb, which will also be headquartered at Smith Rock SP. During the week of April 22 - 27, MAA members will have an ongoing basecamp there. 
    • Where to meet: Smith Rock State Park climber campground, Wednesday, April 24th.
    • Event Leader: Darren Shutt, (916) 872-3399 darren@mountainascent.org
    • Minimum / Maximum: 4,6
    • Required Skills and Fitness: Proficiency in roped glacier travel and crevasse rescue, proficiency in roped lead climbing on steep mixed snow and 4th class rock, rappelling, navigation, wilderness camping, and robust fitness to handle three long days consecutively. 
    • What to bring: Warm, stormproof layers for upper and lower body - 4 layers for upper and 3 layers for lower, minimum. 2 pair socks and gloves, warm mittens, warm headwear, sunglasses, goggles, gaiters. Belay device, prusik, 2 locking and 2 non-locking carabiners, 2 runners, harness, helmet, warm mountain boots, sharp steel crampons fit to your boots, pair of ice tools and/or mountain axes, food for 2 nights / 3 days, waterbottles, spoon, cup, warm sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, stove, fuel, trekking pole(s). Rock shoes just in case the weather is really bad and we end up climbing at Smith Rock instead! Technical equipment such as rope, rock and snow protection may be supplied by MAA. 
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration. 
    • Additional: The itinerary is dependent upon conditions and weather. 

    ITINERARY:

    • PRIOR: Expedition conference call and logistics coordination early April, TBD
    • DAY 1- Wednesday, April 24th: Gather at the Smith Rock State Park "Climbers Bivy" camping area anytime before nightfall. $8 per night. This is our shared basecamp for the Hood and Jefferson teams. We'll have a common cooking area and try to group our tents together as much as possible. If we can get the whole team together in person we'll have a team meeting to check conditions, arrange gear, and make team decisions. If conditions do not look that great we'll stay to climb in Smith Rock instead, or make other plans. 
    • DAY 2 - Thursday, April 25th: Drive back to Bend then take Hwy 22 to FS Road 2243, to the trailhead. Hike at least 5 miles to Jefferson Park 5,800' to set up camp and get ready for tomorrow. Total elevation gain approx. 1,800'. Prepare for an early start.
    • DAY 3 - Friday, June 26th: Pre-dawn start, ascend Jefferson Park Glacier to the arete, traverse to join the north ridge route, continue to 4th class summit pinnacle. Rappel or downclimb back to north ridge and descend Russell Glacier to camp. Long day, (14 - 18 hrs.) 4,600 elevation gain and descent, all over technical terrain. 
    • DAY 4 - Saturday, April 27th: Break camp, return to the trailhead, return home.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event. Donations are not solicited on this event, nor is any exchange of money a requirement for participation.

    • This event is open to all Apex, Base, and free Associate members - paid membership is not a requirement of attendance. 

    • MAA is a 100% volunteer-run, federal and state recognized 501(c)7 not-for-profit membership organization and does not seek or realize a profit from organizing this event; all membership benefits, liability insurance, website, database, administrative costs and all expenses are supported solely through membership, not event fees.

    • MAA event leaders are experienced members who are board-approved and volunteer to host the event as a representative of MAA, but are not operating as a guide or compensated as a guide - all participants on the event share responsibility for the safety, decisions, and actions of the group.

    • Accordingly, the physical demands, required skills or technical terrain of some events require that we screen participants; individuals should join the waitlist to be considered for RSVP. The experience, skills and fitness in the MAA membership profile will be used to determine the suitability of each individual to the demands of that particular event.

    • Participant safety is our top priority. Many circumstances such as mountain conditions, weather, or subjective hazards may necessitate changes to the published itinerary, including cancellation.

    • As a private, non-commercial group we operate within the posted group size limits and regulations for this area.

    • All MAA members are taught and practice Leave No Trace principles to be good stewards of wild places.

    • 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 at a minimum has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

    • 08/05/2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 08/16/2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Adamant Range, BC Canada
    • 6
    Register

    Join MAA Members on a 12-day expedition to Adamant Mountain and neighboring peaks in the wild Northern Selkirks of BC Canada.  We'll climb stellar ice and rock routes on these remote, striking granite peaks, with base camps on the glaciers and the ACC hut. Routes will require a high degree of fitness and skills in all alpine disciplines - prior experience climbing glaciers and multi-pitch alpine rock / ice required. We are looking for a team of 8 stoked climbers to join us. This is MAA's capstone mountaineering expedition for 2024 - none longer or more awesome! Hope to have you out with us!

    SCREENED EVENT: Please register to express your interest. ELs will interview and select each team members based on their fit for the expedition, teamwork, climbing proficiency and experience. If you have an interest, please join the list!

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: 12 days of stellar alpine climbing a rich array of objectives in the Northern Selkirk Adamant Range mountains, centered around Adamant Mountain, and including Turret Peak, Austerity Mountain, The Ironman, Pioneer Peak, The Blackfriars, The Gothics, and Sentinel Peak.  Climbing ice, rock and snow routes up to Grade V, AI4, 5.9. Glacier travel, alpine ice climbing, backcountry and glacial navigation and camping. Rock is very good - all granite - and there will be opportunities for all disciplines of climbing, often on the same route (snow, glacier, ice, rock, altitude, even aid, etc.). This is a very remote area, so wilderness ethic and risk considerations will be matched. Like most parties, we will helicopter in and out, in order to bring all we need and spend more time climbing and less time bushwhacking! A comfortable basecamp on the Granite Glacier or the Austerity Glacier with the ACC hut the last day. Loaner gear may be available.
    • Potential north / east side routes: Adamant North Ridge via Kaufmann Variation, 5.5, AI3, Grade III, Austerity Standard Route 5.4, AI3, Grade III, Austerity East Face, 5.6, AI3, Grade III, Austerity NE "Nester" Ridge, 5.7, AI3, Aid, Grade IV, Pioneer Peak NE Ridge 5.8, AI2, Grade III.
    • Potential west side routes: Ironman, Gothics, Adamant SW Buttress, Blackfriars Peak North Couloir (unknown)
    • Where to meet: Golden, BC Canada
    • Event Leaders: Darren Shutt, Kelvin Nguyen
    • Minimum / Maximum: 3,8
    • Participant Cost: Estimated to be $800 per person. This pays for helicopter rides to and from, ACC hut lodging, EL travel, and group gear.  
    • Skills Requirements: Participants should be experienced in and know how to climb, traverse and rescue on glacial terrain, climb multi-pitch ice / alpine ice, climb fifth class rock in mountaineering boots, lead belay, rappel, and clean ice and rock protection, as well as backcountry and glacial travel and camping. 
    • What to bring: Warm technical ice climbing boots, sharp ice crampons, a pair of sharp technical ice tools, mountain axe, harness, belay device, 3 locking carabiners, 2 slings, prusik, Tibloc or Micro traxion, a snow picket, 16 cm ice screw, PAS, helmet, base layers, mid layers, shell layers, puffy with hood, 2 pair socks, gloves, mountain glasses, 40 - 60 liter climbing pack, sleeping bag, mat, tent, food for 12 days, 2 liter water carrying capacity, trekking poles, map, compass, strong headlamp with extra batteries, a few shovels and glacier wands for the group. Each person will carry crevasse rescue gear. MAA may supply some or all of the group technical equipment, ropes, tents, group shelter, stoves, and fuel.
    • Travel and gear coordination: International travel to Canada requires a valid passport. Flying or driving are both OK. We'll make travel and gear arrangements on the shared group spreadsheet. Please plan at least a day for travel before and after the official dates. 
    • Exact helicopter prices are still being secured. Fares are approximately $650 for the round trip flight if we have 8 people.  
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

    POTENTIAL ITINERARY:

    • PRIOR: We will arrange gear and logistics online and on a conference call TBD, will communicate with registrants.
    • DAY 0 - Sunday, August 4th: Travel day to Golden BC. 
    • DAY 1 - Monday, August 5th: Gather in Golden in the early morning. Helicopter to 8,000' on the Granite Glacier on the north side of the Adamants. Dig in basecamp, settle in
    • DAY 2 - Tuesday, August 6th: Recon / acclimatize. Get a first look at conditions and opportunities. Check out passes and climb an easy peak close by.
    • DAY 3 - Wednesday, August 7th: Climb the North Ridge of Adamant Mountain and return to basecamp. 
    • DAY 4 - Thursday, August 8th: Rest or contingency day
    • DAY 5 - Friday, August 9th: Climb the Standard Route, Nester Ridge, or East Face of Austerity, rappel down the Austerity / Ironman Col to scout possible way over to the Austerity Glacier. Return to basecamp.
    • DAY 6 - Saturday, August 10th:  Move basecamp over to the Austerity Glacier via the Thor Pass / Blackfriar Col route, or over the Austerity / Ironman Col.
    • DAY 7 - Sunday, August 11th: Climb Adamant SW Buttress.
    • DAY 8 - Monday, August 12th: Rest or contingency day
    • DAY 9 - Tuesday, August 13th: Climb Blackfriars North Couloir or The Ironman SW Buttress.
    • DAY 10 - Wednesday, August 14th: Climb Blackfriars North Couloir or The Ironman SW Buttress.
    • DAY 11 - Thursday, August 15th: Contingency day. Prepare for pickup tomorrow.
    • DAY 12 - Friday, August 16th: Helicopter pickup in the morning to return to Golden. Celebratory dinner! 

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • MAA is a 100% volunteer-run, federal and state recognized 501(c)7 not-for-profit membership organization and does not seek or realize a profit from organizing this event; all membership benefits, liability insurance, website, database, administrative costs and all expenses are supported solely through membership, not event fees.

    • MAA event leaders are experienced members who are board-approved and volunteer to host the event as a representative of MAA but are not operating as a guide or compensated as a guide - all participants on the event share responsibility for the safety, decisions, and actions of the group.

    • Accordingly, the physical demands, required skills or technical terrain of some events require that we screen participants; individuals should join the waitlist to be considered for RSVP. The experience, skills and fitness in the MAA membership profile will be used to determine the suitability of each individual to the demands of that particular event.

    • Participant safety is our top priority. Many circumstances such as mountain conditions, weather, or subjective hazards may necessitate changes to the published itinerary, including cancellation.

    • As a private, non-commercial group we operate within the posted group size limits and regulations for this area.

    • All MAA members are taught and practice Leave No Trace principles to be good stewards of wild places.

    • 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 at a minimum has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.



    • 07/28/2025
    • 6:00 AM
    • 08/06/2025
    • 10:00 PM
    • Robson Provincial Park, BC Canada
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Mt. Robson 2025 Expedition BC Canada

    Join Apex Members to climb the Kain Face on the Monarch of the Canadian Rockies. At 12,972 with the infamous 9,000' high Emperor Face, bristling with glaciers and unrivalled in majesty, Mt. Robson is the undisputed "high point" of the Canadian Rockies and has always been a place of challenging yet amazing alpine climbing. We'll basecamp at the Dome and climb the historic Kain Face route, with options to also climb Mt. Resplendent and The Helmet as conditions dictate. 

    This is a serious expedition with two mandatory team skills training dates prior to departure and will require a high degree of fitness. Prior experience climbing glaciers and multi-pitch ice or alpine ice required. 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 shown on their MAA profile. Those registered will be notified. Thank you! 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Climbing on Mt. Robson 12,972' with basecamp near the Dome 10,072' on the Robson Glacier. Glacier travel, alpine ice climbing, backcountry and glacial navigation and camping. Up to two rope teams of three. Kain Face route is rated D, AI3, 50 degrees, and we will descend the same route either downclimbing or rappelling off V-thread anchors. There is the likelihood of climbing low 5th class broken rock with full packs and mountaineering boots on the Resplendent - Robson ridge if the Robson Glacier "Mousetrap" is too hazardous to attempt. All ascents will take between 10-16 hours, all will involve early alpine starts. Freezing temperatures, snowstorms, and hazardous conditions will always be present (and even a likelihood) on a mountain as large as Robson. Summit success rate is 50% at it's best, some years only 10%, depending upon conditions. Prior mandatory glacier and ice climbing training in January and May 2024. Loaner gear may be available.
    • Where to meet: Robson Provincial Park, BC Canada
    • Event Leaders: Darren Shutt, Kelvin Nguyen
    • Minimum / Maximum: 3,6
    • Travel and gear coordination: International travel to Canada requires a valid passport and proof of COVID immunization. Group spreadsheet on G-Drive will be shared with confirmed participants.
    • Skills Requirements: Participants should be experienced in and know how to traverse and rescue on glacial terrain, climb 65-degree muti-pitch alpine ice with two tools, climb fifth class rock in mountaineering boots, lead belay, rappel, and clean ice and rock protection, as well as backcountry and glacial travel and camping. 
    • What to bring: Warm technical ice climbing boots, sharp ice crampons, a pair of sharp technical ice tools, harness, belay device, 3 locking carabiners, 2 slings, prusik, Tibloc or Micro traxion, a snow picket, 16 cm ice screw, PAS, helmet, base layers, mid layers, shell layers, puffy with hood, 2 pair socks, gloves, mountain glasses, 40 - 60 liter climbing pack, sleeping bag, mat, tent, food for 6 days, 2 liter water carrying capacity, trekking poles, map, compass, strong headlamp with extra batteries, a few shovels and glacier wands for the group. Each person will carry crevasse rescue gear. MAA may supply some or all of the group technical equipment, ropes, tents, stoves, and fuel.
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

    ITINERARY:

    • PRIOR: Multi-pitch ice climbing training January 2025 and glacier travel and rescue training on Mt. Shasta Hotlum Left Ice Gully May 2025, exact dates TBD. We will arrange gear and logistics online and on a conference call TBD, will communicate with registrants.
    • DAY 1 - Monday, July 28th: Meet at the trailhead and finalize logistics. Hike approx. 13 miles to Berg Lake campsites, or further to camp at the foot of the Robson Glacier.
    • DAY 2 - Tuesday, July 29th: Ascend the Robson Glacier to view option to go through the "Mousetrap." If that is out of shape then we will ascend to the Robson / Resplendent col and traverse the exposed low-5th class broken ridge and upper glacier. This may involve roped protected climbing and rappelling, all with full packs. We'll establish basecamp at the Dome 10,072' on the Robson Glacier, at the foot of the Kain Face.
    • DAY 3 - DAY 5, Wednesday, July 30th - Friday, August 1st: 3 days to rest, acclimate, climb and descend the Kain Face to the summit of Robson, weather being agreeable. Exact itinerary depends upon conditions, weather, and our team. Other routes we can climb from the same base camp are the Ice Arete (AD, 5.4) on Resplendent and the SE Ridge (PD+) on The Helmet.  
    • DAY 6 - Saturday, August 2nd: Break camp and head home.
    • August 3rd - 6th is set aside as contingency dates for the mountain. If we accomplish our objective we have other mountains in mind. 

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event. Donations are not solicited on this event, nor is any exchange of money a requirement for participation.

    • This event is open to all Apex members only. 

    • MAA is a 100% volunteer-run, federal and state recognized 501(c)7 not-for-profit membership organization and does not seek or realize a profit from organizing this event; all membership benefits, liability insurance, website, database, administrative costs and all expenses are supported solely through membership, not event fees.

    • MAA event leaders are experienced members who are board-approved and volunteer to host the event as a representative of MAA but are not operating as a guide or compensated as a guide - all participants on the event share responsibility for the safety, decisions, and actions of the group.

    • Accordingly, the physical demands, required skills or technical terrain of some events require that we screen participants; individuals should join the waitlist to be considered for RSVP. The experience, skills and fitness in the MAA membership profile will be used to determine the suitability of each individual to the demands of that particular event.

    • Participant safety is our top priority. Many circumstances such as mountain conditions, weather, or subjective hazards may necessitate changes to the published itinerary, including cancellation.

    • As a private, non-commercial group we operate within the posted group size limits and regulations for this area.

    • All MAA members are taught and practice Leave No Trace principles to be good stewards of wild places.

    • 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 at a minimum has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.





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