MT Shasta
camping on mt shasta
camping on mt shasta
mountain climbing mt shasta
mountain climbing mt shasta

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Shasta Mountain Guides

Intro to Mountaineering - 3 day Mt Shasta Summit
Expedition style

Mount Shasta 14,162 feet

Mount Shasta, California's premier mountaineering venue. Learn all the aspects of mountaineering and snow climbing while attempting the summit of Mt Shasta with a professional mountain guide. Climbing Mt. Shasta on our Intro to mountaineering course is the perfect first time mountaineering experience.

We will take a leisurely three days to climb to the Mt. Shasta summit via the standard Avalanche Gulch route or the West Face Route, depending upon which has the best conditions. We believe three days provides the right amount of time to properly acclimate and learn all the neccesary basic mountaineering skills. The success rate of a three-day Mt Shasta trip is much higher than on a two-day trip.

Mountaineering instruction inlcudes:

  • Ice ax and crampon use
  • Ice ax self arrest
  • Snow climbing technique
  • Basic rope travel

Along the way we strive to ensure personal attention, fine food and lots of fun. A great introduction into the world of mountaineering and alpine climbing on beautiful Mt. Shasta!


View the Itinerary for this course.

For more advanced climbing instruction in crevasse rescue and glacier travel techniques check out our Mt Shasta Glacier Travel & Ice Climbing course.

For more California alpine climbing & mountaineering courses check out our main Alpine Climbing / Mountaineering page.

Location: Mount Shasta, Avalanche Gulch

For area information for Mount Shasta, including lodging & driving directions check out our Mount Shasta Travel Page

Prerequisites: No previous climbing or mountaineering experience required. Previous backpacking experience recommended.

Dates 2015: May 8-10, 15-17, 23-25, 29-31, June 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, July 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26

Cost: $650


  • Professional instruction and mountain guiding with a guide to client ratio of 1:4
  • Breakfast & dinner while in the backcountry.
  • Group camping equipment such as tents and cooking equipment.
  • Mt. Shasta summit passes are also included.




This trip is operated by Shasta Mountain Guides, a company permitted by the Shasta/Trinity National Forest.

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