DESCRIPTION: Hiking and mountaineering trip in California – Oregon – Washington states.
We will travel by car from south to north along Cascades Mountain range while gradually gaining altitude for acclimatization. After 3 days hiking in Yosemite (including the hike to summit Half Dome), we will attempt climbing Mount Shasta (4,322 m) if snow/ice routes (such as Avalanche route) will be available. An alternative plan in case there is not enough ice on Shasta is to climb Mt. Saint Helens. Last week of the trip we will climb Mt. Rainier (4,392 m); currently planning on Disappointment Cleaver route.
The trip will include ~2,500km driving, a lot of hiking and climbing 2 mountains above 4,000m – so all participants will be required to train physically and technically in the next 3 months. Training will include running, long hikes with weighted pack, crevasse rescue and at least one trip to Bon Echo to climb together as a team.
COST: approximately $1,300 – does not include flight tickets
GEAR: Mandatory: 60L+ backpack, smaller backpack for day hikes, helmet, harness, mountaineering boots and crampons, ice axe, headlamp, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, mountaineering tent, layered clothing, mountaineering sun glasses
RECOMMENED GEAR: gaiters, warm down jacket, 1L thermos
TRIP LEADER: For more information please contact Yury Yakubovich
CLASSIFICATION: A/B not including Mt. Rainier, C with climbing Mt. Rainier. All participants must read the trip waiver before attending this event and sign it at the beginning of the event.
MAX PARTICIPANTS: 8
WAIVER: Please read the waiver before attending and sign a color copy of it in ink upon arrival.