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M15970 co-owned Timothy Keating, CEO and one of the original co-founders of the company. Along with Dave Cressman, our 15 year Shasta operations manager, now COO of the corporation. Established in 1981, we are one of only 3 guide services to operate on Mt. Shasta and one of 8 guides’ services to offer in both winter and summer mountaineering climbs in the on the Inyo National Forest, Eastern Side of the Sierra Nevada including Mt. Whitney.
M15970 has been offering guided ascent of Mt. Shasta and Mt. Whitney for over 34 years. With instruction in rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier travel, alpine mountaineering, certified avalanche courses (level I and level II),back country skiing, ski touring, and mountain ski descents throughout California. We also offer international climbs,treks and expeditions to Nepal, Russia, Morocco, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Tanzania, and Nepal for over 25 years.
All our guides are rigidly screened for appropriate levels of expertise and are required to annually attend our 3-day winter and summer guides training sessions and adhere to the policies of our company. All guides hold at least Wilderness First Responder, CPR, certificates. Guides also have certificates in Level I, II, and III Avalanche training and rescue.
Our senior staff is trained in "Leave No Trace" techniques which are practiced on all courses. Most Guides are members of the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Associations) with certifications and course work in various disciplines. The majority of our staff holds at least Bachelors degrees in one or more disciplines. Average age of our guides is 35, with approximately 12 years of climbing, skiing or mountaineering experience; with some long-time guides with 25 years or more experience in the mountains.