Mt Shasta Avalanche Gulch

2 days / 1 night

Climbers Mt Shasta

Price per person


Our most popular guided climb to the summit of Mount Shasta is via the popular Avalanche Gulch route. Our course is a two-day guided ascent with professional guides &  instruction in ice ax and crampon use including ice ax self-arrest. Depending on time constraints we may also briefly touch on the basics of route finding, mountain sense, and mountain safety. Our climb is for anyone who has a desire to learn the skills necessary to ascend safely and wishes to explore the world of alpine mountaineering with a professional guide while climbing the most popular and direct route to the summit via the spectacular Mt Shasta Avalanche Gulch route.

Dates 2022

Avalanche Gulch 2 Days
See 2023 Dates
Clear Creek  Route –  2 Days
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August 6-7
August 16-17*
August 20-21
August 27-28
September 3-4
Labor Day
September 14-15*
September 17-18
September 21-22*
September 24-25
October 1-2
*midweek departure

Dates 2023

Avalanche Gulch 2 Days
2023 Season
April 8-9 
April  11-12* 
April 15-16 
April 18-19* 
April 29-30
May 3-4* 
May 5-6 
May 9-10*
May 13-14 
May 16-17* 
May 20-21 
May 23-24* 
May 27-28 
Memorial Day
June 3-4 
June 6-7*
June 10-11 
June 13-14* 
June 17-18 
June 20-21* 
June 24-25
July 1-2
4th of July
July 8-9
July 11-12*
July 15-16
* midweek departure

Departure: Mt Shasta, California
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Skill Level: Previous hiking and backpacking experience required. No previous mountaineering experience is needed.
Group Size: 8
Guide to Client ratio: 1:4

Still Have Questions? Give Us a Call!  888-797-6867

“Tim and Matt were great guides! I appreciated Tim’s extensive experience and his calm, yet straight-forward demeanor, and found his guidance to be encouraging and easy to follow. All in all, our group had a great time. Thank you for your great service!”

— Mt. Shasta Summit Ascent –
Carolyn – San Francisco, California


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