Update May 12th: If you are on the waiting list I'm still waiting for a current climb resume. If I don't have one in a few days I'll remove you from the waiting list. End update
At 14,179 feet Mt. Shasta is one of the highest mountains in California. Please join me to climb it on the 4th of July weekend. We'll drive down on Thursday, climb Friday and Saturday and drive home on Sunday. At 14,000+ feet altitude becomes an issue. This way we'll have two days to acclimate on the way up.
We'll climb the Avalanche Gulch route which is the most popular and also fairly straightforward from what I can tell. I haven't climbed Shasta but will study up over the next month or so. It's not a technical climb but being so far from Portland and the elevation makes it a bit trickier. We'll start at the 6,950 foot level and from there will gain 7,300 feet. Similar to an Adams climb we'll gain much or the 7,300 feet on Friday, set up camp and summit on Saturday.
We'll build a climb team with a mixture of experienced and not so experienced climbers. My guess is that we'll cap the team at eight. Some snow climbing experience would be helpful but again, this is a non technical climb.
Do not ask to be part of this climb if you might have a scheduling conflict. It seems to be a pattern for Meetup activities for people to sign up as place holders and then cancel in the last minute. If you are one of the people with that habit, this climb is not for you. No cancellations for other then medical emergencies after June 22nd.
There will be a mandatory pre climb meeting on June 25th.