Mt. Shasta Climb via Avalanche Gulch
Introduction to Mountaineering Course & Climb
3 Days / 2 Nights / Cost: $595.00
Our three day Introduction to Mountaineering course is a slower paced, skill intensive, instructional course in the basics of mountaineering which includes a summit climb via Mt. Shasta’s Avalanche Gulch. No previous mountaineering experience is necessary. This course includes: instruction and skill development taught by professional guides, complete ice axe and crampon instruction, ice-axe self-arrest, route finding, mountain awareness, establishing a proper camp, and mountain safety. We designed this course in response to request that more time be spent on developing our clients ice and crampon skills and thereby increasing their confidence with the gear higher up on the mountain. This course is highly recommended for those who have a desire to acquire the skills necessary to ascend Mt. Shasta safely and confidently, and who wish to explore the world of alpine mountaineering. When compared to our Mt. Shasta 2 Day climb this course includes is an additional day for mountaineering skills instruction and as a bonus allows us to acclimatize better to the elevation! Climb Mt. Shasta at a slower rate and really enjoy your time on the mountain. Give us a call!
Departure City: Mt. Shasta, California
Group Size: Limited to 8 clients
Guide to Client Ratio: 1:4
Experience Level: Anyone in good to excellent physical condition with a desire to reach the summit of Mt. Shasta. Hiking and/or Backpacking experience is highly recommended, but not required.
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Read more about climbing Mt. Shasta via the Avalanche Gulch route by reading our book “Climbing Mt. Shasta” 2nd Edition. This book was written and edited by SWS Mountain Guides; David Cressman, Timothy Keating, and “JB” Brown and is published by SWS Mountain Guides Publications.
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