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Mt. Shasta Summer Climbing Report and Photo Essay

 

Sunrise over Casaval Ridge Mt. Shasta

Sunrise over Casaval Ridge Mt. Shasta

It’s mid summer and with the ideal weather and route conditions, we’ve been in full tilt operations here at SMG. It’s been an amazing couple weeks with the annual fundraising climbs that we lead for the Breast Cancer Fund-Climb Against the Odds, Fred Hutchinson Climb to fight Breast Cancer, and Summit For Someone. We have the greatest respect for the climbers on these expeditions and congratulate you all on your efforts, both on the mountain and off!

For the last several years, Sequoia Photography has photographed the climb for the BCF. We’re sharing her beautiful photos here to hopefully motivate and inspire. This event is an incredible culmination of hard work and dedication by many people. Thanks for all you do!

Cathy Ann Taylor and Sean Malee, part of the SMG family!

Cathy Ann and Sean

Cathy Ann and Sean

The conditions are holding up great on the West Face route, we’ll probably climb here through July before switching to the north and east side routes for the remainder of the 2012 season.

Climbing the West Face Mt. Shasta

Climbing the West Face Mt. Shasta

Climb On!

Climb On!

 

Snow, ice, crampons! Come cool the summer heat on Mt. Shasta!

 

Climbing the West Face route Mt. Shasta

Climbing the West Face route Mt. Shasta

 

 

 

Eric Layton keeps a close eye on his team

Climbing a classic peak in great style.

West Face summer climbing Mt. Shasta

West Face summer climbing Mt. Shasta

Pat fired up!

Who-Hoo!

Who-Hoo!

Post summit shaka! Linda, Teasha, and Amy celebrate!

Basecamp stoke!

Basecamp stoke!

 

climbing is FUN!

climbing is FUN!

Drew enjoying the fruits of his labor. Special thanks to the Fifth Season for offering this delicious mountain breakfast! Bacon and fresh strawberries, c’mon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re ecstatic over the wonderful summer 2012 season here on the mountain. This is because of the amazing climbers we get to meet and share this adventure with. Along with our staff of “the best guides on the planet”, we can’t be more grateful for a safe and successful season so far.

We still have lots of time left for a Mt. Shasta summit climb or seminar. The North side glacier routes will be in great shape through September and we’ll be watching how conditions hold up on the south and west side.  As always, call or email for more details.

Thanks to all our climbers and organizations who climb with us here at SMG, you are all heroes!

 

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