Mt Shasta 3 day Climb - AdventureTripr
Hikers on Mt Shasta
Mt Shasta climbers
Mountaineers climbing Mt Shasta
Avalanche Gulche route for Mt Shasta climb
Views from the Mt Shasta climb
Mountain climbers on summit of Mt. Shasta
Sunrise on Mt Shasta climb
picture of a green tent from the Mt Shasta base camp
Mt Shasta basecamp at Helen Lake

Mt Shasta 3 day Climb

Max 6 people Moderate difficulty Beginner experience

Overview

The massive and magnificent Mt Shasta is one of the best places to learn all the aspects of mountaineering and snow climbing. This three-day ascent of Mt. Shasta is the recommended climb for summit success, giving you ample time for personal skills instruction and a climb schedule to best suit the conditions. This is the classic summit expedition on Mt. Shasta, with much to offer to beginning mountaineers. The itinerary shown here is for the Avalanche Gulch route. Your guides may choose to use alternate routes as conditions require, such as the West Face or Clear Creek.  

This climb is led by the SWS Mountain guides who hold the permits to operate on Shasta-Trinity National Forest and operates on a non-discriminatory basis.  

Please reach out to us at team@adventuretripr.com or via WhatsApp for bulk bookings of more than 6 participants.  

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Ben Rademacher

Ben Rademacher


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Ben Rademacher – Ben has had a long time passion for the outdoors, starting as a young boy hiking and hunting through the forests of Wisconsin. The Navy brought Ben out West where the mountains captivated his imagination. While finishing his service in 2015 Ben began to look for a new adventure in life, having been captivated by the mountains of the West Ben started honing his mountain skills, further pushing his personal climbing and training as a professional. Guiding for Ben has allowed him to combine his passion for teaching with his love for the mountains. Over the last few years he has began to build his skills in the rock and alpine realm with an emphasis on big mountain exploration from the Sierras, Cascades and into British Columbia with a desire to continue his AMGA Alpine and Rock training. “Climbing for me is relatable in many aspects of my life. It’s brings focus, commitment, trust, presence. I am at peace when climbing, totally immersed on the task at hand. The experience brings a feeling of accomplishment and yet a humble grounding to earth. It helps put the grand scheme into perspective and creates a human connection with your partners you don’t find everywhere.” Wilderness First Responder Avalanche Level 1 & Rescue Clinic AMGA SPI course, AMGA Alpine Guide Course AMGA Rock Guide Course

Itinerary

Day 1: Equipment check and hike to Horse Camp

You will start your climb by meeting your guides for a briefing. The guides will carry out a gear check and distribute group gear to each participant.  

You will then drive to the Bunny Flat trailhead (6,950 feet) for another group briefing and start the approach to base camp at Horse Camp (8000 feet).  

Distance: 2 miles, Elevation gain: 1,000 feet  

At the base camp you will set up camp, get a snack and another briefing from your guides on various snow climbing techniques including wearing crampons, ice axe use, rope travel, and self arrest.  

Depending upon the mountain conditions, group desires and availability of snow for teaching, guides might decide to continue to high camp and set up a tent there instead.  

You will then return to camp for an early dinner and evening briefing.  

Image Gallery

Hikers on Mt Shasta
Mt Shasta climbers
Mountaineers climbing Mt Shasta
Avalanche Gulche route for Mt Shasta climb
Views from the Mt Shasta climb
Mountain climbers on summit of Mt. Shasta
Sunrise on Mt Shasta climb
picture of a green tent from the Mt Shasta base camp
Mt Shasta basecamp at Helen Lake

Accommodations

On day 1, for 2 days

You will be camping on the mountain in mountaineering tents provided by your guides.  

Pricing

Included:

All meals
Accommodation
Admission fees
Guide fees

Excluded:

Alcoholic beverages
Gratuities
Transfers
Flights
Porter
Visas
Travel insurance
Personal gear
Luggage transfers

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance, if you are booking an international trip.

We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.

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