A Welcoming June in Mt. Shasta!

Summer is very near with sunny and warm temperatures so far!

The month of May had some nice offerings too~

Early Morning~The beginning of May.

This season we are above the normal snow average. It’s been a great season and continues. There is still 5-10 feet of snow at and above 8,000 ft.

Great climbing and skiing 9,000 ft. and above!

Burstarse Falls~Castle Crags Wilderness

This beautiful waterfall is a nice hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. The last section down to the falls is a bit challenging but worth it!

For directions and more information, check out my book, “Mount Shasta Guide to Fun”.

Castle Lake

Now Castle Lake is completely melted out. There is still snow up higher but not for long!

Greenhorn Park~Yreka

Lupines going off! I took this picture in mid-May. Information and directions to this park is in my book,   “Mount Shasta Guide to Fun”.

Looking for a spiritual awakening…

Come on one of my sacred site tours~http://mountshastaguide.com/tours-clinics/spiritual-sacred-site-tours/

Mt. Shasta’s Magical Northside!

I love this side of the mountain especially skiing it!

Skinning up for a great ski down!

You can now drive to the trailhead and have to walk up a little ways before reaching snow.

Mt. McLoughlin, Southern Oregon

The Cascades are going off~My nephew from New Hampshire came to the Pacific Northwest to ski the volcanoes!

My nephew Corey on top of Mt. Shasta!

Starting off June at Lassen Volcanic National Park skiing with my nephew Corey~

Spring Skinning!

A Celebration Beer with my nephew!

Looking for Summer…

I took this picture of a marmot on the slopes of Lassen.

Have a good one and until next time…

Have fun!

Wanna Climb Mt. Shasta?

Mt. Shasta is known worldwide for the climbing it has to offer with spectacular glaciers, unique terrain and rewarding views. There are non-technical to technical and very challenging routes. Let me help plan your climb with the best route and guide for your climbing abilities.

Avalanche Gulch~John Muir Route

Avalanche Gulch~John Muir Route

The Avalanche Gulch route is the most popular route on the mountain. It is best to climb this route when there’s snow usually between April and late July. This year with our snow pack, the earlier the better. Most people climb this route in either 2 or 3 days.

All climbs include professional instruction, crampon and ice-ax instruction, group equipment including tents, stoves, climbing harnesses, passes and permits.

2 day climb is a more strenuous climb and requires good physical condition. Dates available -June 20-21, 28-29 and July 5-6. Cost per person is $550.00.

3 day climb is a more relaxed pace with ample time to learn crampon use, ice-ax and self arrest techniques. Dates available June 20-22, 27-29, July 5-7, 11-13,  18-20,  25-27. Cost per person is $650.00.

4 day climb is a moderate approach to mountaineering spending extra time on skills, acclimating and enjoying being on the mountain. Dates available  July 18-21. Cost per person is $750.00.

Hidden Valley~West Route Route

Hidden Valley~West Route Route

This climb is a more remote wilderness experience on the mountain. It is a moderate 3 day climb. Dates available are June 20-22, July 5-7 and July 18-20. Price per person is $650.00.

Hotlum/Bolam Route

Hotlum/Bolam Route

This beautiful route is located on the north side of the mountain. It is a intermediate route with its long snowfields between the Hotlum, Bolam and Wintun Glaciers. A great introductory climb to glacier climbing. Dates available are June 20-22, 27-29, July 5-7, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, August 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, August 30-Sept. 1, Sept. 5-7,12-14. Cost per person is $650.00

Clear Creek Route

Clear Creek Route

This route is located on the east side of the mountain and is the least technical of all the routes. It’s very beautiful along the way with views of Mud Creek Falls and the Konwakition Glacier. There are snowfields along the way and the upper Wintun Glacier requiring crampon and ice-ax technique. This is a good choice late in the season or dry years for a strenuous yet non technical summit ascent. Dates available are July 5-7, 11-13, 18-20, August 1-3, 15-17, 22-24, Sept. 5-7. Cost per person is 650.00.

Glacier Training Seminars

Glacier Training Seminars

Interested in climbing a Glacier?

Glacier Seminar 1-Introduction to Mountaineering

A North side summit climb with time for skills training and snow school on the glacier. This 4 day course and climb is for the aspiring mountaineer who wants to build a solid foundation of mountain skills with the opportunity to climb a spectacular glacier route on Mt. Shasta. Dates available are June 20-23, July 4-7, 18-21, August 1-4, 15-18, 29-Sept. 1, Sept. 12-15. Price per person is 650.00

Glacier Seminar 2-Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue

This seminar is an in-depth and comprehensive course covering glacier travel and crevasse rescue techniques. We’ll be on the Hotlum Glacier; where a series of icefalls will provide perfect training and climbing opportunities. The emphasis will be on skill development and hands on practice for glacier travel and rescue. A summit bid via the dramatic Hotlum Glacier completes this five day seminar. Dates available are June 28-July 2 and August 7-11 Price per person is $850.00

Glacier Seminar 3-Alpine Climbing Seminar

This five day seminar will put all of our skills to the test and challenge the Hotlum Direct Ice Gullies. A thorough training progression and an alpine style approach will inspire even the most experienced climbers. Our focus will be on developing steep alpine/ ice climbing skills. The final ascent will include up to six pitches of classic steep ice finishing on the summit ridge, awesome! Date available August 21-25. Price per person is $850.00


Practicing Self-Arrest Technique

Taking a Ice-Ax and Crampon Clinic is a prerequisite for climbing Mt. Shasta and excellent skills to have for snow travel. You will get an introduction to climbing on moderate angle snow and to the use of ice axe, crampons, and self-arrest skills.

Call me for more details!

Stay tune for more information…

Give me a call or email to help you set up Climbing Mt. Shasta!


Have a great weekend!