Here you see a climber signing the summit register book that is enclosed in a metal box on the top of Mt Shasta.
Entries in a summit register vary from a simple note of a person's name and date of the climb, to notes about the scenery, or even long essays about the events of the climb.
Some people think that summit registers spoil the wilderness experience, but I disagree. I think they add a lot to the excitement of climbing a mountain, and many times they include invaluable history about a peak or climb. Mt Shasta is a very popular climb, and there are many entries in the book. Sometimes it is just plain fun to read some of the writings. It adds to the whole adventure.
Climbing Mt Shasta is a great adventure and most of those who put in the hard work that it takes to reach the summit count it as one of the greatest experiences of their life. At last, the highest point on the mountain has been conquered, and the summit bid is complete. You will find the views are fantastic.