Climbing Mt. Shasta: Route 1, Avalanche Gulch

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Climbing Mt. Shasta contains 12 comprehensive chapters and power packed appendices loaded with resourceful information. This book was produced in very high quality paper with an attractive color cover and eight pages with color pictures. Also, there are several black and white pictures along with an aerial map, several maps and charts. The book has a lot of subheadings making it easy for the reader to follow. Chapter One begins by introducing the Volcano's eruptive history, its thick icy glaciers, and the story of the first recorded summit ascent on Mt. Shasta. The next few chapters acquaint the reader, or climber, with the hazards and rewards of mountaineering allowing those of you who know little about the Mountain to become better acquainted with it. You will also be introduced to weather, safety, climbing techniques, and proper use of equipment. Re-live the dramatic story of the climber who survived two lonely, cold nights without sleeping gear at 12,000 feet. Subsequent chapters prepare you for your climb up the mountain. Once you're packed, author Steve Lewis takes you on a step-by-step journey to the summit. Finally, glissade with him 2,000 feet down a snowfield as he takes you safely back to base camp. Enjoy your stay in the Mt. Shasta area with the last chapter titled Camping and Recreation. Appendices include a mountaineering glossary, mountaineering stores, and resourceful phone contacts.

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An average of 20,000 Wilderness (Visitors) permits are filled out annually, with more than 10,000 of these people having attempted to reach the Mountain's summit, most of them using the Avalanche Gulch route, and only a third whom actually make it. My book is the best written resource available for preparing anyone to safely and successfully climb to the summit of Mt. Shasta. This book will benefit climbers and admirers on Mt. Shasta for many years to follow and hopefully decrease some of the mountaineering accidents, or better yet, eliminate them. Mt. Shasta, unlike any other mountain, has a spiritual appeal that seems to attract people from all over the world. Everyone that sees Mt. Shasta wonders what the view is like from the summit and quite often they wonder what steps these climbers must take to stand on top of this mighty giant. This book is the closest you'll ever get to climbing to the summit without actually being there. Even if you don't climb the Mountain, it is written in such a way that you can sit home in your chair and imagine you are climbing to the summit.

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Majestic Mt. Shasta seems to have a memorable impact on everyone who comes within sight of the massive, snow-capped volcano. The Mountain inspires thoughts of walking through luscious meadows, hiking on alpine trails, or climbing the summit to experience breathtaking views. Climbing Mt. Shasta was written and designed specifically for those of you motivated to climb Mt. Shasta for the first time. It contains detailed information for novice climbers and for experienced mountaineers who dream of reaching the Summit using the Avalanche Gulch route. For you nonclimbers, get comfortable, open this book, and let me take you on a step-by-step journey to the Mountain's Summit and back again.

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