Winter Expedition Training, Mt. Shasta, California
4 days / 3 nights / Cost: $995.00
Designed for experienced climbers in need of extended training in the winter environment. Our Advanced Winter Mountaineering / Denali Preparation Course provides training for climbers considering or planning High Altitude Expeditions. Gain the experience and refine the skills needed and required on guided climbs before heading off to Denali aka Mount Mckinley, South America or the Himalayas.
The Denali Prep /Advanced Winter Course starts with a review of the basic to intermediate skills, such as ice axe arrest and crampon techniques, then the course ventures into a much more advanced skills training. Working on advanced route finding, winter anchor systems, avalanche awareness skills, camp selection and location, self rescue and more. All training by highly experienced mountain guides most of whom have been expedition leaders on major international expeditions to areas such as the Andes, Elbrus, Himalayas as well as Denali.
These skills will be taught while the trip is conducted like a mini-expedition over 4 days. This course will establish a series of camps on one of Mt. Shasta’s (14,179 ft.) two classic winter ridge routes: Casaval Ridge and Sargent’s Ridge. All the while learning more and pushing higher in the culmination of a coveted winter ascent of this challenging mountain. Give us a call for some practical training before you head off to the High Mountains of the world.
Departure: Mt. Shasta, CA.
Group Size: Limited to 6 clients
Guide to client ratio: 1:3
Experience Level: Experienced climbers with basic ice ax and crampon experience. Basic winter climbing or snow camping experience highly recommended.
Recommended Pre-Course: Basic Winter Mountaineering – Mt. Lassen