Climb Mt Shasta

Seminars

As a major volcanic peak in the southern Cascade Range, Mt. Shasta is an ideal location to learn and develop the key skills to be a proficient mountaineer and alpine climber. Our 4 and 5 day Seminars build a solid foundation of mountain skills while making a summit climb on one of California’s largest glaciers. Our guides are highly skilled climbers and teachers and are eager to share their experience with you.

Glacier Seminar I – Introduction to Mountaineering

Hotlum-Bolam Route Mt. Shasta

Hotlum-Bolam Route Mt. Shasta

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 glacier route on Mt. Shasta’s remote northern aspect. The time is spent on a full curriculum of glacier skills and acclimating prior to the summit climb on the Hotlum-Bolam route, a great introduction to glacier travel and alpine climbing.

Dates 2017  [click to book]

June 29-July 2full

July 13-16, 27-30

August 10-13, 24-27

September 7-10

Fee: $850 per person

Glacier Seminar II – Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue

Glacier Travel Skills on the Chicago Glacier, Mt. Shasta

Glacier Travel Skills on the Chicago Glacier, Mt. Shasta

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 2017 [click to book]

July 20-24

August 17-21

Fee: $950 per person

 

Glacier Seminar III – Alpine Climbing Seminar

Climbing in the Hotlum Glacier Icefalls

Climbing in the Hotlum Glacier Icefalls

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!

Dates 2017 [click to book]

August

Fee: $950 per person

 

Denali Prep Seminar

Reid Sanders 17,000' Denali

Reid Sanders 17,000′ Denali

Mount Shasta is the perfect peak to train for greater objectives. Several of our guides lead climbs to Denali, Aconcagua, and beyond. Let them teach you the techniques of big mountain expedition climbing. We will teach and practice every aspect of snow travel; establishing basecamp and advanced camps, roped travel, sled hauling, and glacier travel will all be thoroughly practiced. All in an effort to make a successful early season summit of Mt. Shasta.

Dates 2017 [click to book]

April 26-30

Fee: $950 per person

Basic Mountaineering

SMG Snow School

SMG Snow School

Basic mountaineering is a one day snow school class that gives an introduction to climbing on moderate angle snow and to the use of ice axe, crampons, and self arrest skills. This knowledge is requisite to the beginning mountaineer and essential for new climbers to attempt the Mt. Shasta summit climb. This is also a primer for climbing Mt. Shasta and we will answer specific route and itinerary questions as well as discuss weather, altitude, and terrain considerations.

Dates 2017  [click here to book]

April 15, 29

May 13, 27

June 3, 10

Fee: $125 per person