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!
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.
Snow, ice, crampons! Come cool the summer heat on Mt. Shasta!
Eric Layton keeps a close eye on his team
Climbing a classic peak in great style.
Pat fired up!
Post summit shaka! Linda, Teasha, and Amy celebrate!
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!