This was the 6th rescue in one week on Mount Shasta and we were right in the thick of it. A very experienced mountaineer took a 300’ foot fall down Avalanche Gulch as we were descending the route after our successful summit. After doing a head to toe examination, taking vitals, cleaning up a few surface level wounds, and checking the victims LOR (level of responsiveness) he was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery. If you’re following us on Instagram or any other social media outlets we have there’s a good chance you enjoy recreating in the mountains or in the backcountry in general. We can’t stress enough that being trained in Wilderness Medicine is an invaluable tool to have in your toolbox and certainly helped in this scenario. Both GSG Guide @rhartegan and GSG Ambassador @jameson.schultz had formal training and certification as a Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness First Aid, their training certainly helped facilitate a successful rescue on the mountain. Whether you sign up for our extended WFR or WFA programs this coming November with our partner @themedalliance or another organization we strongly suggest doing so. You never know when the training you have will come into play and be needed in the field. Big thanks to the real hero’s, the Shasta Sheriff’s department for executing yet another successful rescue and even more so to Sheriff Mike Berry who you see in the photos. All photos curtesy of GSG Ambassador Jameson Schultz @jameson.schultz .
A little over a week ago we were feasting on chili cheeseburgers, onion rings, fries and cold beers after a successful ascent of Mount Shasta. Such a beautiful mountain with spectacular 360 degree views for as far as the eye can see. Shasta (14,180’), being the second furthest southern volcano in the Cascades is in a league of its own and well worth the 8k in elevation gain to reach the summit. Stay tuned for more news regarding guided trips up this spectacular peak in 2020! For now you’ll have to settle for these inspiring photos GSG Ambassador Jameson Schultz (@jameson.schultz) took duding our recent ascent and scouting mission up Shasta, enjoy!