Ascent of Mount Shasta on 2016-03-31

Climber: Serguei Okountsev

Others in Party:Weiwei Yin -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, March 31, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Shasta
    Elevation:14162 ft / 4316 m

Ascent Trip Report

Two of us departed parking lot at sunrise, at 16:30 we reached the summit in superb alpine conditions. During our entire day we didn't see a single person. We carried 30lb packs each with climbing gear for alpine grade PD+: a 30m 8mm twin rope, two snow pickets, technical axes - none of them was ever touched, it was a straightforward walk mostly on low-angle compact snow. Back to car after sunset.
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At the true summit of Mt. Shasta (2016-03-31). Photo by Serguei Okountsev.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7239 ft / 2206 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.7 mi / 15.6 km
    Route:Avalanche Gulch
    Trailhead:Parking lot at Bunny Flats  6923 ft / 2110 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Sunny, snow temps consistently below -7C.
Ascent Statistics
    Time:9 Hours 56 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 59 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Serguei Okountsev
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