Climbing Mount Shasta is the ultimate badge of honor in NorCal. It’s a grueling hike up steep terrain with changing weather patterns and snow conditions. Add to that the lack of oxygen at 14,179 feet, and it is easily the hardest hike/climb in our area.
To get an idea of just how grueling a climb it is to the top of Mount Shasta, here is a video that shows you the entire process from some first-timers from San Francisco:
This video has all of the ingredients of a typical Mount Shasta summit experience:
- Exploring Horse Camp
- John Muir quotes
- Camping at Lake Helen
- Beginning your ascent in the middle of the night
- Misery Hill
- A climber turns around, while everyone else considers it
- Beautiful views and smiles at the summit
- And of course, the coveted registry to sign your name into eternity
Think you have what it takes to summit Mount Shasta?
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine