Mt Shasta 2 Day Climb with Snowskills Course - AdventureTripr
On the way to Mt. Shasta
Climbers starting their Mt Shasta climb at Bunny Flats
Hikers on Mt Shasta Climb
Mt Shasta Climbing
Sunrise on Mt Shasta
Mountain sunrise on Mt Shasta Climb
Sunrise at Helen Lake Camp on Mt Shasta Climb
Climber on a mountain
Climbers near the summit block of Mt Shasta
Mountain views from Mt Shasta Climb
Mt Shasta Base Camp at Helen Lake
Climber on the summit of Mt Shasta

Mt Shasta 2 Day Climb with Snowskills Course

Max 9 people Strenuous difficulty Beginner experience

Overview

Climb Mt. Shasta, a beautiful volcano in the Cascade range, standing tall at 14,179 feet. The Avalanche Gulch route used for this climb can be a great introduction to mountaineering for beginner mountaineers who are in good physical condition.  

Prior to your climb, on a pre-determined date, you will do a snowskills course with guides who will teach you the skills necessary for your climb covering skills such as selecting clothing and equipment for a snow climb, how to walk in balance with an ice axe, traversing a slope, kicking steps, self arrest techniques, plunge stepping, glissading, assessing snow conditions and crampon use.  

Then you will climb this mountain under the guidance of your guides over 2 days and learn skills such as snow camping and practice snow walking techniques, roping up, self arrest and more along the way with the group gear provided by the guides.  

Whether this is your first 14er or your first glaciated climb, you are sure to get a taste of mountaineering with a hike to basecamp, followed by an early alpine start on the following day and push to the summit, before descending down the mountain.  

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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Itinerary

Day 1: Meet the guides, equipment check and base camp approach

On the first day of your climb, you will meet your guides and all the group members in the guiding company office at Mt Shasta. After a brief introduction, the guides will conduct a complete pack check and distribute the group gear to each participant.  

Once this is done, you will then carpool to the trailhead at Bunny Flat (6,860 feet) on Mt. Shasta’s south side. You will start hiking from the trailhead to base camp, which will likely be high camp (9,800 feet) just below Helen Lake.  

Distance: 2.5-3.5 miles, Elevation gain: 1,500-2,500 feet  

After getting some rest, you will be spending your afternoon refreshing your snow skills and use of ice axe and crampons.  

You will then retire early in preparation for an alpine start on summit day (up by 1-2:00 am).  

Image Gallery

On the way to Mt. Shasta
Climbers starting their Mt Shasta climb at Bunny Flats
Hikers on Mt Shasta Climb
Mt Shasta Climbing
Sunrise on Mt Shasta
Mountain sunrise on Mt Shasta Climb
Sunrise at Helen Lake Camp on Mt Shasta Climb
Climber on a mountain
Climbers near the summit block of Mt Shasta
Mountain views from Mt Shasta Climb
Mt Shasta Base Camp at Helen Lake
Climber on the summit of Mt Shasta

Accommodations

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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