Everyone is doing well on Mt. Shasta this morning in spite of some issues we're having with phone reception. The conditions are very good for climbing with no wind, totally clear and about 45 degrees and most of the climbers are at 12,000 feet.
According to our amazing Shasta Mountain Guides, there are 17 possible routes to the summit of Mt. Shasta. Our team is taking the West Face route. Here's what Shasta Mountain Guides' website says about the route:
The West Face Mt. Shasta’s southwest side holds a high mountain cirque and one of Shasta’s most beautiful base camps: Hidden Valley. This is a great alternative to the regular Avalanche Gulch route with the same technical challenge yet far fewer climbers. This climb provides a more Wilderness experience and our base-camp in Hidden Valley (9,200′) is a fantastic location to make our summit bid. The route’s difficulties are moderate and it serves up an aesthetic and stunning experience for all levels of climbers. Conditions for a summit attempt are best May-July or later in a good snow.