Ascent of Mount Shasta on 1999-09-11

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Others in Party:Chuck
Date:Saturday, September 11, 1999
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Shasta
    Elevation:14162 ft / 4316 m

Ascent Trip Report

Camped at Helen Lake with Chuck. Ferocious thunderstorm the afternoon of 9/10. Hail and lightning. Closest I have ever been to a direct lightning hit. There was so little snow, that we went left of heart and climbed a near vertical ice shelf above the red banks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7212 ft / 2198 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Route:Avalanche Gulch
    Trailhead:Bunny Flat  6950 ft / 2118 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1, 2, 3
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Days 

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