Mount Shasta, California's premier snow climbing 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 for those interested in climbing large snow-covered peaks.

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 necessary basic mountaineering skills. The success rate of a three-day Mt Shasta trip is much higher than on a two-day trip. Mountaineering instruction includes:

  • Ice axe and crampon use

  • Ice axe 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. Come join us this season!



No previous climbing or mountaineering experience required. Previous backpacking experience recommended. Very good physical condition.

2019 DATES

May 3-5, 10-12, 17-19,
14-16, 21-23, 28-30


COST: $850


  • 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

** Technical gear such as ice axe, crampons, helmet are not included on the Shasta climbs, but rental are available in the town of Mount Shasta

For more info on this trip please fill out the form below:

Name *