These 3-day alpine climbing trips will summit the crown jewel of Northern California, Mt. Shasta 14,179 ft (4322m).
This 3 day/2 night trip offers a great blend of climbing and adventure. We gear up on the morning of day 1 and head into base camp. We go over mountaineering and snow climbing skills at camp to prepare for heading higher on the mountain. The 3 day itinerary gives us more options and flexibility and chances for reaching the summit. We will make a summit attempt with the right conditions on day 2 or day 3 returning back to basecamp.
This trip meets at the Bunny Flat Trailhead on Mt Shasta on day 1. The Avalanche Gulch route will be our primary itinerary, but other routes could be used depending on weather and route conditions.
Prerequisites: Requires very good physical condition and able to hike for long periods of time per day. An intro to mountaineering course from TMS is highly recommended before this trip. Crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, and all group gear (tents, rope, stoves, backpacking food) are included in trip cost.