Solo Climber Does Everything Wrong in Shasta Snow

An AP article in the Mercury-News reports that 46-year-old James Aldrich of Homer, NY, did about everything wrong in an ill-fated Shasta climb. He climbed alone, went even though weather was predicting a big snow storm, didn’t have snowshoes and left his campsite after being told not to after calling 911. He was climbing the mountain as a fundraiser. Luckily he survived.