Advanced Glacier Expedition Course
Hotlum Glacier Camp & Northside Shasta Summit Climb
5 days / 4 nights / Cost: $1,500.00
SWS Mountain Guides five day advanced mountaineering glacier course and guided glacier ascent of Mt. Shasta via a Northern Route across the Hotlum glacier. Combines advanced ice climbing instruction, crevasse rescue techniques review, advanced glacier route finding, wand use and placement, hazard evaluation, route finding options, evaluations and overcoming route difficulties. You will climb as a team with you guide and review of glacier travel protocol, rescue techniques, route finding decisions, while establishing a high camp in a glacier environment. You also attempt the summit of Mt. Shasta via one of several possible technical route across the Hotlum Glacier depending on the guides evaluation of you and your teams skills and experience. For climbers interested in Mt. Shasta’s wild side, expect glaciers, cold blue ice, and a high camp in the middle of the Hotlum Glacier. Excellent training as well as conditioning for joining SWS Mountain Guides International Expeditions to the high peaks of the world.
Departure City: Mt. Shasta, California
Group Size: Limited to 4 clients
Guide to Client Ratio: 1:2
Experience Level: Experience climbers and mountaineer’s in excellent physical condition with a desire to reach the summit of Mt. Shasta via a Technical route. Previous ice ax, crampon, rope handling & belaying experience required.