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Failed Coast Clutch - Am I safe to drive In mountains?

Hey All, I have a 99’ F250SD 7.3 with a very recent HD upgraded rebuild (under 5k miles) on my 4r100. This week during my first trip into the Sierra Mountains in California, my coast clutch has failed completely. I called my tranny shop and am under warranty, but I’m up in Lake Tahoe, headed down 395 to Mammoth and then to SoCal. There are at least 3 mountain passes that I’ll need to make that exceed 7k ft. I’m carrying a properly loaded truck camper for my truck (~$2500lbs wet), gross payload is near max. My concern is using all brakes down these passes and risking the possibility of damage/failure there also given the load. Need some advice or ideas on best way to get from A to B? (Note; I’ve read multiple posts on the issue already and have confirmed the failure diagnosis with my mechanic). Thanks
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