Mount Shasta Summit Ascent via Casaval Ridge
Mt. Shasta Casaval Ridge Summit Ascent - 3 Days
3 days /2 night / Cost: $950.00
Mt. Shasta Casaval Ridge is the strikingly beautiful ridge which forms the western boundary to Avalanche Gulch. This route is considered by some to be one of the longest and most aesthetic lines on the mountain. Join us for this three-day guided climb of Mt. Shasta Casaval Ridge. Only “in shape” in early to late spring when there is plenty of snow to cover the rocky ridge. Steep terrain and spectacular views await the intermediate climber on this exciting route. Determination, excellent physical condition, previous ice ax, and crampons skills required for the ascent. We will make a high camp on the Casaval Ridge and review your skills prior to our attempt of the summit. Technical skills, steep terrain, and weather make this an excellent experience climb for Mt. Mckinley, Mexico Volcanoes, South America, or our Nepal Expeditions.
Itinerary: After meeting at 8:00 am on the first day at our Mount Shasta office, we will conduct a complete pack check and divide up the group gear. We will then carpool to the trailhead at Bunny Flat (6,860 feet) on Mount Shasta’s south side. From here we will hike to our high camp (10,200 feet) at the top of Giddy Giddy Gully. Afternoons will be spent acclimatizing and reviewing the use of ice ax, crampons, and rope team travel. We will then retire early in preparation for an alpine start on summit day (up by 1-2:00 am). After arriving at the summit, we will climb back down Casaval Ridge to our high camp for the night. Next day we will pack up our gear and return to Bunny Flat by 3:00 pm. PLEASE NOTE - This is a best-case scenario. This itinerary is subject to change at the guide’s discretion and is dependent upon mountain conditions, group experience/expectations, and other factors we cannot anticipate.
Departure City: Mount Shasta, California
Group Size: Limited to 6 clients
Guide to Client Ratio: 1:3
Experience Level: Intermediate mountaineers in excellent physical condition. Previous experience in crampon, ice axe use, and basic rope skills needed or Basic Mountaineering Clinic as a prerequisite.
Recommended Clinics: Basic Mountaineering Clinic
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