Avalanche Gulch, Mt. Shasta

Mt. Shasta and Shastina from the south //  [o]   @bjarnesalen

Mt. Shasta and Shastina from the south // [o] @bjarnesalen


Elevation 14179” 4322m

Aspect: Southwest

Vertical: 7100’

Coordinates: 41°24’33”N 122°11’41”W

First descent: Hvalstad, Trogstad, Red 1932

“Mount Shasta is a skiers mountain. There are so many fantastic ski lines on its flanks it is difficult to say which ones are the best. Along with Avalanche gulch, the Hotlum-Wintun Ridge and Whitney Glacier routes provide big vertical drops, stunning scenery and some of the best corn snow you will ever ski.” (FCSDofNA)

Any proverb about weather is doubly true during a storm.
— Terry Guillemets
North of Pemberton, BC lies a big, daunting and dangerous peak called Joffre. In a project filled with many intimidating lines, Joffre presents the first fear inducing challenge of the season. Low snow and sketchy steeps are met with a nearly tragic ending that teaches us all that bad things can happen in the mountains.