Mt Shasta Avalanche Gulch

Introduction to Mountaineering with Summit Ascent
3 days / 2 nights

Shasta Summit Climbers

Price per person


Our three-day Mt Shasta Avalanche Gulch, Introduction to Mountaineering course is a slower-paced, skill-intensive, instructional course in mountaineering basics, including a summit climb via Mt Shasta Avalanche Gulch. No previous mountaineering experience is necessary. Our approach includes instruction and skill development taught by professional guides, complete ice axe and crampon instruction, ice-axe self-arrest, route finding, mountain awareness, establishing a proper camp, and mountain safety. We designed this course in response to the request that more time is spent developing our client’s ice and crampon skills, thereby increasing their confidence with the gear higher up on the mountain, as a bonus, allowing us to acclimatize better to the elevation. So climb Mt Shasta avalanche gulch at a slower rate and enjoy your time on Mt Shasta.

Departure Point: Mt Shasta, California
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Skill Level: Previous hiking and backpacking experience required. No previous mountaineering experience is needed.
Group Size:
Guide to Guest ratio: 1:3

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“We had a great trip. Richard made sure we were able to summit safely and learn everything we needed to enjoy our time on the mountain. This was a truly unique experience we will always remember. We would definitely recommend SWS for any Shasta climbs.”
— Mt. Shasta Summer Summit Ascent–
Robert – Atlanta, Georgia


SWS Main Office:
110 Alpine St. Mount Shasta, California

Bear Valley Office:
P.O. Box 5104
265 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, California 95223

Lone Pine Office:
120 South Main St., Suite 1.5, Lone Pine, California 93545