Shasta Denali Prep Advanced Winter Course

Mount Shasta Denali Preparation / Advanced Winter Mountaineering

Mount Shasta Advanced Winter Mountaineering - 4 Days
Denali Preparation Training

4 days / 3 night / Cost: $1,225.00

Mount Shasta Denali Prep Course

Designed for experienced climbers in need of extended training in the winter environment on Mt. Shasta. Our Advanced Winter Mountaineering / Denali Preparation Course provides training for climbers considering or planning High Altitude Expeditions. Gain the experience and refine the skills needed and required on guided climbs before heading off to Denali aka Mount Mckinley, South America or the Himalayas.

The Denali Prep /Advanced Winter Course starts with a review of the basic to intermediate skills, such as ice ax arrest and crampon techniques, then the course ventures into a much more advanced skills training.   Skill learned will include; advanced route finding, winter anchor systems, avalanche awareness skills, camp selection and location, self-rescue and more.  All training by highly experienced mountain guides most of whom have been expedition leaders on major international expeditions to areas such as the Andes, Elbrus, Himalayas as well as Denali.

Skills will be taught while the trip is conducted like a mini-expedition over four days.  This course will establish a series of camps on one of Mt. Shasta’s (14,179 ft.) two classic winter ridge routes: Casaval Ridge and Sargent’s Ridge.  All the while learning more and pushing higher in the culmination an attempt of a winter ascent of this challenging mountain. Note: The Denali Preparation Course is designed to give you experience in a harsh winter environment and gain experience with conditions expected on Denali or similar mountains of the world. Winter mountaineering skills are the emphasis not, the summit of Mount Shasta. Give us a call for some practical training before you head off to the High Mountains of the world. We recommend our Mt Shasta Winter Ascent for a focused ascent of Mt. Shasta in Winter -- More Info Here. 

Departure: Mt. Shasta, CA.
Group Size: Limited to 6 clients
Guide to client ratio: 1:3
Experience Level: Experienced climbers with basic ice ax and crampon experience. Basic winter mountaineering climbing or snow camping experience highly recommended.
Recommended Pre-Course: Basic Winter Mountaineering – Mt. Lassen

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