Mt. Shasta Basic Glacier Expedition Course
with Northside Summit Ascent
Beginner to Intermediate Climbers
5 days / 4 nights / Cost: $1,200.00
A comprehensive mountaineering course for learning the techniques needed to climb glaciated terrain safely. A must for all climbers wanting to climb the snow-capped peaks of the Pacific Northwest, Mt. Mckinley, South America or the Himalayas. We take you from the beginning with a review and introduction to the essential tools of ice ax and crampon techniques to rope team travel, ice climbing, ice & snow anchors and crevasse rescue skills. You put your new skills to the test on a climb of Mt. Shasta via a glaciated Northside route. Taught on the Hotlum glacier of Mt. Shasta’s Northside.
Instruction includes: basic to advanced crampon and ice axe skills, glacier team travel, individual and group self-arrest, crevasse self-rescue, z and c pulley rescues systems, snow & ice anchors, glacial navigation, and ice climbing techniques. Culminating with an alpine-style summit attempt via a glaciated Northside route.
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 via a challenging route. No snow or ice climbing experience needed, previous mountaineering experience helpful but not required. Hiking and or Backpacking experience required.