Guiding the Worlds Mountain since 1981

Mt. Shasta Climbs and Courses

Clear Creek Mt Shasta

Mt Shasta Ascent Clear Creek Route

$795.00 per person / 2 Days

Your Join SWS Mountain Guides for a weekend summit climb on Mt. Shasta’s Clear Creek route. A less visited route up a more remote part of Mt. Shasta the Clear Creek route meanders between the wide-open slopes above Mud Creek Canyon and the ridge between the Konwakiton Glacier and the Watkins Glaciers. Our late season, beginners climb of Mt. Shasta which we switch over to once we deem the Avalanche Gulch route to be unsafe.

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Sept 25-26 – 4 Spots Left
Oct 2-3 – 3 Spots Left
Oct 9-10 – 3 Spots Left

Crevasse Rescue & Glacier Travel

Crevasse Rescue & Glacier Travel Course

$825.00 per person / 3 days

The intensive Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue course will introduce climbers to all the techniques required for ice, snow, glacier travel, and crevasse rescue. Our base camp will be at the base of the Hotlum Glacier; We will venture to the ice falls, crevasse’s, and seracs of the lower Hotlum Glacier, where we will spend two days learning roped team travel, ice ax self-arrest, crampon techniques, technical ice climbing, use and placement of anchors in snow and ice crevasse rescue systems ( ‘C’ and ‘Z’ pulley), and glacial route finding.

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Aug 6-8- OPEN
Aug 20-22 -OPEN
Sept 4-6 – OPEN
Sept 10-12 – 2 Spots Left
Sept 12-14 – 2 Spots Left
Sept 28-30 – 2 Spots Left

Hotlum Glacier Climbers

Ice and Snow Expedition Course with Summit Ascent

$1,425.00 per person / 5 days

A comprehensive mountaineering course for learning the techniques needed to climb glaciated terrain safely. For all climbers wanting to climb the snow-capped peaks of the Pacific Northwest, Mt. Mckinley, South America or the Himalayas. Our course takes you from the beginning with a review and introduction to the essential tools of ice ax and crampon techniques to rope team travel, ice climbing, ice & snow anchors and crevasse rescue skills. Includes a Shasta Summit Ascent via the Hotlum/Bolum glacier.
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Aug 14-18 – OPEN
Sept 2-6 – 2 Spots Left
Sept 15-19 – OPEN

Shasta Summit Ascent

Mt Shasta Avalanche Gulch Route - 2022

$950.00 per person / 2 Days

A two-day summit climb Mt. Shasta’s Avalanche Gulch route. This course is a two-day introduction to mountaineering with limited instruction in ice ax and crampon use, ice ax self-arrest, route finding, mountain sense, and mountain safety. This guided climb is for anyone who has a desire to learn the basic skills necessary to ascend Mt. Shasta safely and wishes to explore the world of alpine mountaineering while climbing the spectacular Avalanche Gulch route.

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April 9-10 – OPEN
April  12-13* – OPEN
April 16-17 – OPEN
April 19-20* – OPEN
April 30 – May 1 – OPEN
May 3-4* – OPEN
May 7-8 – OPEN
May 10-11* – OPEN
May 14-15 – OPEN
May 17-18* – OPEN
May 21-22 – OPEN
May 24-25* – OPEN
May 28-29 – OPEN
Memorial Day
June 4-5 – OPEN
June 7-8* – OPEN
June 11-12 – OPEN
June 14-15* – OPEN
June 18-19 – OPEN
June 21-22* – OPEN
June 25-26- OPEN
July 2-3- OPEN
4th of July
July 9-10- OPEN
July 12-13*- OPEN
July 16-17- OPEN
* midweek departure