Jun 29, 2010 at 7:51 am #1260647
I climbed Mt. Shasta back in May and finally finished a 20 minute video: Summiting the Volcano
I tried to give prospective climbers a sense of what it is like to go up the popular and least technical route: Avalanche Gulch.
Hope you enjoy,
RyanJun 29, 2010 at 8:20 am #1624454
That has got to be the best video that I have seen. Loved the intro and the ending. Actually the entire thing. Very well put together.
I can not wait for my next trip to the mountains now.Jun 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm #1624549
Thanks Andy, I feel really lucky that I got those shots that fill the last three minutes. Super lucky.Jun 29, 2010 at 1:01 pm #1624569
Thanks for sharing. It was awesome. What a descent.Jun 29, 2010 at 3:55 pm #1624613
@junkLocale: The Great Lake State
WOW, great video, thanks for sharing. It's cool to see things like this while I'm sitting here recovering from heart surgery.Jun 29, 2010 at 4:33 pm #1624620
@creachenLocale: East Bay
Excellent stuff Ryan,very enjoyable!!–Great tunes too…
BPL needs more trip reports like that.Jun 29, 2010 at 5:03 pm #1624629
@rbowlby83Locale: East Bay
Too funny, just a few days ago I did a keyword search on Vimeo for "backpacking" then sorted by popularity. I ended up watching "Winter is coming – 7 days on the JMT" and thought it was awesome (glowing bear eyes haha). This one's just as great and I'm not surprised you're on BPL either.
Really enjoyed it thanks!Jun 29, 2010 at 6:46 pm #1624679
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
I really enjoyed it. Amazing what someone can do with one of these compact cameras.Jun 29, 2010 at 6:52 pm #1624685
@davidpcvsamoaLocale: East Bay, CA
Fantastic video! How did you get the shots during the Glasade? It appears you filmed yourself.Jun 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm #1624698
WOW…I want to thank you for putting that together for us. I wasn't sure I was going to watch it end to end, but I did and I enjoyed every minute of it. I couldn't stop smiling during the glissade at the end. That whole video was so well put together, the only bad thing is that now I know how crappy my videos are. Keep up the good work!Jun 29, 2010 at 7:53 pm #1624711
Yes, absolutely amazing video. I'd definitely love to find out how you filmed the glissade. Do you by chance have a gear list for your trip? That would be great to see too. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience and put this video together!Jun 29, 2010 at 8:03 pm #1624716
@litebriteLocale: Canadian Rockies
That video was INSANE man! Extremely well put together and I dug the tunes. I had goosebumps watching the ending, definitely makes you wanna get out there!
Cheers!Jun 29, 2010 at 10:28 pm #1624755
Hope you get well soon. Thanks for watching the movie.
RyanJun 29, 2010 at 10:34 pm #1624759
David & Trevor,
I did the glissading video with a 5ft long monopod. If you ever use a light weight camera, it is very easy to do self video and self portraits with a monopod. The trick is to test it before you use it in action:
* Adjust the angle of the camera so that it barely leaves out the monopod.
* Test the angle you need to make sure you are in the video (otherwise it is easy to film/photo the top of your head).
The monopod gives really stable shots for skiing, glissading, biking, etc.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching the video.
RSCJun 30, 2010 at 5:49 am #1624817
@philipdLocale: Ontario, Canada
Great video. Loved the section of the video with the glissade.Jun 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm #1625039
Here is my gear list for Shasta (all that I remember):
* Dragonfly Stove
* Two MSR white gas fuel bottles
* Large pot with pan lid
* Two bowls with sporks
* Pueblo Black Diamond Tent
* Snow Shovel
* Sweetwater Purification Drops
* Lots of food
* 85 liter backpack
* Ice axe
* Ski Poles
* Plastic boots
* Soft shell pants
* Warm long underwear
* Glissading pants
* Soft shell jacket
* Down Jacket
* Warm Cap
* Sun Cap
* Long Sleeve Shirt
* Glove Liners and Shells
* Two Nalgene bottles
* Two warm socks
* HeadlampJun 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm #1625068
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
It looks like somebody from the Benjamin Tang School (no TP).
That's UL, I guess.
–B.G.–Jun 30, 2010 at 6:25 pm #1625101
Thanks for posting your gear list and the info on the monopod.
Did you think it was necessary to have plastic double boots for the climb or do you think you could be comfortable in leather mountaineering boots?Jun 30, 2010 at 6:38 pm #1625105
Bob, I don't use TP and when I drink my coffee, I throw coffee grits in my teeth and then pour boiling water through my teeth-strainer. Sometimes I eat the grits after. J/K, I forgot the TP and had to beg Mark for some.
Trevor, I got my plastic boots 10 years ago and they still work great. If I'm on snow, I always use them. Here is why: I've seen fit climbers with very cold feet turn around on Shasta and similar mountains. They would have summited if they had warmer boots. Most people can climb it with leather, but a few have problems with their foot circulation or the low temperature causing "unbearable" pain in their toes. If you go with leather, take time to make sure you have room for circulation to your toes, error to the side of having your legs too warm on summit day, be careful about too thick of socks, try walking in the boots on a treadmill at a 15 degree angle at 2 MPH for 30 minutes.
Trevor, are you headed up there this summer?
RSCJun 30, 2010 at 6:57 pm #1625110
I don't have any plans to head up Shasta yet but I do have aims to do climbing trip soon. I am hoping to move to Switzerland later this summer or fall (keeps getting delayed) so I will hopefully have many opportunities over the next couple of years to climb.
I ask about the boots though because I recently purchased a pair of leather boots on a great sale. I have only walked on a treadmill in them once but I will take your advice and do 30 minutes at 15 deg. Is that primarily to determine if I have fit or circulation issues?
Thanks again!Jun 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm #1625112
100% for circulation issues. The angle helps identify the issue if it is there. Switzerland = Sweeeeet!Jun 30, 2010 at 10:03 pm #1625175
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
Of the many times that I climbed Shasta in the spring, over twenty of those times I was wearing Asolo Snowfield Cross-Country ski boots. Since they are for winter skiers, they are fairly thick and waterproofed mid-high boots. They flex a little like a hiking boot, and they have a standard vibram sole for tread. The only trick is that it has a 3-pin nordic toe, so you have to make sure that your crampons fit. Then high-top gaiters will keep your boots warmer and dryer.
–B.G.–Jul 1, 2010 at 9:39 pm #1625583
I really enjoyed that. very well put together.
music credits would be nice. for us and the musicians!Jul 3, 2010 at 9:39 am #1625962
I'll get the Music credits in there. Thanks for the feedback and encouragement.
RyanJul 4, 2010 at 9:40 am #1626161
@tomclarkLocale: East Coast
Another great trip report with photos & music. Thanks for putting in the time/effort and sharing with us!
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