A Mt Shasta glacier & crevasse rescue alpine climbing course for those looking to take their mountaineering & alpine climbing skills to the next level and are looking for in-depth glacier climbing experience. A comprehensive mountaineering course conducted on the beautiful Hotlum Glacier on Mt Shasta's heavily glaciated north side.

Technical mountaineering instruction includes:

  • Glacier Travel & Navigation

  • Rope Team Travel & Belaying

  • Crevasse Rescue

  • Alpine Ice Climbing

  • Glacial Navigation

Crevasse rescue training will include all hauling systems, prusiking and one-on-one rescue techniques. We will also do some ice climbing on some of the glacier features or out of an open crevasse.

The course culminates with a climb of Mount Shasta via a spectacular technical glacier route - The Hotlum Glacier. The route follows an S curve past three ice falls and numerous crevasse crossings. The Hotlum Glacier has all the features of a large cascade glacier and provides a great glaciated mountaineering challenge right here in California.

Along the way we strive to ensure personal attention, good times and lots of fun! Perfect climbing and mountaineering training for those who have goals that include the large glaciated peaks of the world...or for those who simply want a taste of those glaciated peaks closer to home.

Mount Shasta climbs are operated by our partners Shasta Mountain Guides



Previous ice axe and crampon climbing experience required or one of our intro to mountaineering courses.

Recommended prior courses and trips:

2019 DATES

July 18-22
August 8-12


COST: $1150


  • Professional mountaineering instruction.

  • Breakfast & dinner while on the mountain.

  • Group camping equipment such as tents and cooking equipment.

  • Also includes Mt Shasta summit pass.


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