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Mount Shasta (4 322 m / 14 180 ft)

Parent Range: North American Cordillera
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Summit(s): Shastina (3 758 m /12 329 feet), Shasta (main summit) (4 322 m /14 180 feet)
Elevation: 4 322 m / 14 180 ft
Cost of climbing: from$ 650

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Mountain Name(s):
Mount Shasta, Gunung Berapi Shasta, Mont Shasta, Monte Shasta, Núi Shasta, Shasta, Sliabh Shasta, Çiyayê Shasta, Šasta, Шаста, הר שסטה, کوه شاستا, माउण्टशस्ता, シャスタ山, 沙斯塔山, 샤스타 산
Elevation:
4 322 m / 14 180 ft
Summit(s):
Shastina (3 758 m /12 329 feet), Shasta (main summit) (4 322 m /14 180 feet)
Activity type:
Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Location:
North America, United States (USA): (California)
Starting Point:
Parent Range:
Range:
First Ascent:
??/??/1854 E. D. Pearce (USA)
Geology:
Volcanic
Snow line:
2 300 m / 7 546 ft
Prominence:
2 976 m / 9 764 ft
Isolation:
538 m / 334 ft
Climbing Season(s): Please update
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Location

North America, United States (USA): (California)

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Location: North America, United States (USA):

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    Though Mount Shasta is not considered particularly difficult to climb certain routes under difficult weather conditions may represent a serious challenge to even the most experienced professional climbers. Usually climbing here is practiced during the period from May to October, but even in summer weather can substantially increase the climbing level. Keep in mind that out of the more than 15,000 attempts to reach the summit each year, only a third are successful. There are huge selection of programs visiting the mountain, which include climbing, tent vacation, rafting, horseback riding, cycling and fishing.
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    Mount Shasta is a stratovolcano, which is a part of the Cascade Mountains located in California, USA. The height of its peak of 4317 m allows it to be included in the list of California's fourteeners - state's list of mountains higher than 14 thousand feet. The volcano is classified as sleeping, its next eruption is a matter of time. On the surface of the mountain are seven glaciers extending mainly along the northern and eastern slopes. Shasta offers a huge selection of routes leading to several summits from the most technically simple, requiring no special skills or equipment (Avalanche Gully on the southern slope), to very tough routes that satisfy the demands of the most advanced climbers. On the tops of mountains climbers may feel a characteristically unpleasant smell of sulfur, which is the result of continuing volcanic activity of the mountain. From the top of the mountain peaks a characteristic view opens similar to the one from an airplane: the high altitude and complete absence of adjacent mountains, the nearest of which is located 500 miles from Mount Shasta.
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    • United States 14,000-foot Peaks (4 265 metres)
    • North America 14,000-foot Peaks (4 265 metres)
    • United States 13,750-foot Peaks (4 190 metres)
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    Mount Shasta is located 65 kilometers south of the Oregon-California border and midway between the Nevada border and the Pacific Ocean. Mount Shasta city is located 60 miles north of Redding, along Interstate 5 and surrounded by the Shasta Trinity National Forest.
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    Flight to Sacramento, then by bus companies Greyhound, STAGE bus and the California Highway Patrol to the Mount Shasta city, where the trailheads are located.
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    All visits to the peaks over 10,000 feet require climbing permits from the Mount Shasta Wilderness rangers.
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    Origin of the name Mount Shasta according to one version goes back to the word "Happiness" in Russian ("Schastie"), borrowed by the Indians from the first Russian settlers in California.

     

    Action of classic novel by Joaquin Miller "Life among the Modoc" takes place at the foot of Mount
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Last update: Slava Shevtsov (27 Jun 2018) • History

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