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

Self-Arrest

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!

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Have a great weekend!

Rippin Snow…Melting Fast!

Warm temperatures all week.

Bunny Flat 5-16-2012

Snow at lower elevations is melting fast!

This week’s ski choice~

Janet Shredding It!

The Telemark Turn Lives On~Giddy, Giddy Gulch!

and the Gulch…

Above Helen Lake, Avalanche Gulch

Excellent Climbing Conditions!

  Crampons & Ice-Axe skills are required~

http://mountshastaguide.com/tours-clinics/mt-shasta-ice-ax-crampon-clinic-basic-snow-climbing-instruction/

I had a chance to check out the north side of Mt. Shasta…

North Gate Trail Head

It is now passable all the way to the trail head. The last 4 miles slower going.

We booted it for a 1/4 mile before skinning. Snow is melting fast down low.

Hotlum/Bolam 9,750 ft.

 Skiing and climbing are good high. Jigsaw puzzle and connect the snow dots coming down!

South Fork of the Upper Sacramento River

Another beautiful weekend ahead!

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Mount+Shasta&state=CA&site=MFR&lat=41.3181&lon=-122.32

Solar Eclipse~Sunday at 6:27(reaches maximum).

Pick up special sunglasses at the Mt. Shasta Chamber for viewing. Check out events at~

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Happy Week and Weekend!