Mountaineer, ski, climb or trek a glacier on California’s Mount Shasta

Shasta Mountain Guides

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Mountaineering on Mount Shasta

Shasta Mountain Guides specializes in mountaineering, skiing, and snowboarding solely on California’s Mount Shasta. Guides are on the mountain every day and lead simple day hikes, challenging climbing Mt Shasta summit attempts, and difficult glacier expeditions. The outfitter offers mountaineering expeditions, climb/ski descent mountaineering, backcountry skiing, and snowboarding packages. Many climbs are suitable for novice and experienced mountaineers and range from single day trips to 4-day expeditions. Shasta Mountain Guides offers seminars and instruction in mountaineering, skiing, and snowboarding.

Climbing Mt Shasta via Avalanche Gulch and Other Routes

Climbs include a 2-day or  3-day Mt. Shasta summit climb via Avalanche Gulch; a 4-day Mt. Shasta glacier seminar that includes a north side summit climb; a Casaval Ridge Mt. Shasta Summit climb; a West Face Mt. Shasta summit climb; a 4-day “slow and steady” Mt. Shasta summit climb; a North Side Mt. Shasta glacier summit climb, and Clear Creek Mt. Shasta summit climb.

Skiing and Snowboarding Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta has been called “one of the top ski mountaineering peaks in the world.” Shasta Mountain Guides trips include a 3-day Mt. Shasta summit climb and ski descent; a 4-day ski and snowboarding mountaineering seminar; day tours tailored to specific skill levels; a one-day introduction to backcountry skiing and snowboarding; an opportunity for resort skiers to experience backcountry skiing and snowboarding.

Mt Shasta Rock Climbing for All Levels of Climbers

Climbs and rock climbing training for all levels of climbing skills, basic, intermediate and advanced. from beginner to advanced climbers.  Mount Shasta provides a wide variety of climbing venues. All climbing gear is provided with exceptions of helmets and shows which are available for rental.

Custom Trips from Day Hikes to 4-Day Trips

Day hikes, rock climbs, ski tours or two, three, and four-day trips climbing Mt Shasta can be designed to accommodate your particular interest and skill level.

AIARE Level II and III Avalanche Training

The outfitter offers Level I and Level II American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) Avalanche Seminars.

Learn to use avalanche transceivers. Demonstrations of several different types of transceivers.

Mountaineering and Alpine Climbing Seminars

Develop the skills required to be an expert mountaineer and alpine climber. 4-and-five-day seminars impart skills while training in the world-class Mount Shasta environment. Seminars include an introduction to mountaineering; glacier travel and crevasse rescue; alpine climbing. The “Denali Prep Seminar” teaches advanced mountaineering and alpine climbing skills that are needed for climbing venues more advanced than climbing Mt Shasta.

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