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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 10 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 32 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 Chile 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.
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M15970 offer climbs and courses throughout California from Mt. Whitney to Mt. Shasta and around the world.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

Professional guiding since 1981.

2. What is your company's mission?

At M15970 we are professional mountain guides specializing in relaxed, practical, safe learning adventures in spectacular wilderness setting. We know how difficult it is for our clients to escape the pressures and frustration of the “daily grind” and experience the adventure they have heard or read about. We know how they want to “get away from it all” and experience the adventure they deserve. This is why for over 30 years we have developed our program of wilderness climbs and courses. We will set you free from the daily grind, teach you the skill you need to know, give you the confidence you want and our system of trip planning will allow you to attend with little time spent on preparing for your adventure. Come join us for a memorable outdoor adventure, whether you want a wilderness respite, or expedition training.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Mountaineering guided climbs and instructional courses in mountaineering, winter climbing, rock instruction.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

M15970 aka Sierra Wilderness Seminars Inc. our parent company, is co-owned by Timothy S. Keating, CEO, one of the original founders of the company. David Cressman, COO, Chief Operations Officer taking care of the day to day operations of M15970 out of our Mt. Shasta office. Our newest member of the ownership team is "JB" James Brown our CMO, Chief Marketing Officer, taking care of the Social Media and Marketing Development needs of M15970.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Climbing Mt. Whitney via the Mountaineer's Route, due to it challenging summit at 14,505 ft. making it the highest mountain in the lower 48 states along with the spectacular beauty of the Sierra Nevada combine for an excellent adventure and challenge.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

The best guided experience on any mountain, even better then RMI on Mt. Rainier and they are a hard act to follow! I will be doing other trips with you guys in the future!

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M15970
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Beginner's Mt. Shasta Summit Climb Beginner's Mt. Shasta Summit Climb

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Join us on Mount Shasta for a two day summit ascent the main route! It is one of the best rock climbing courses.

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Outdoor Skills School
USD 495 California

Introduction to Mountaineering Shasta Climb Introduction to Mountaineering Shasta Climb

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Have a 3-day mountain climbing courses in California. Climb Mt. Shasta and learn the basic mountaineering. Come join us!

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Tour Package
Outdoor Skills School
Mountain/Rock Climbing
USD 545 California

Mt. Kilimanjaro - Expedition and Safari Mt. Kilimanjaro - Expedition and Safari

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Enjoy an exciting and fun filled 14 day adventure trip to Mount Kilimanjaro!

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Wildlife Viewing
USD 3795 Tanzania

High Altitude Mountaineering Course in Ecuador High Altitude Mountaineering Course in Ecuador

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Have a true adventure travel around Ecuador. Spend 21 days mountaineering, hiking, exploring, and enjoying the culture!

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Mountain/Rock Climbing
Outdoor Skills School
USD 2995 Ecuador

High Altitude Mountaineering Course in Bolivia High Altitude Mountaineering Course in Bolivia

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Learn to climb at high altitude with our Bolivia mountaineering course!

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Mountain/Rock Climbing
Ice Climbing
USD 3495 Bolivia

Everest Base Camp Trek Everest Base Camp Trek

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Our Everest Basecamp trek will be a 16 day trek through Everest base camp stopping along the way to tour the centuries old Buddhist monasteries.

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Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
USD 2995 Nepal

Mt. Shasta Ice Ax and Crampon Clinic Mt. Shasta Ice Ax and Crampon Clinic

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Have an unforgettable 1 day Mount Shasta Ice Ax and Crampon Clinic tour and learn the skills to climb.

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Tour Package
Outdoor Skills School
Mountain/Rock Climbing
USD 125 California

Mt. Shasta Basic Mountaineering Clinic Mt. Shasta Basic Mountaineering Clinic

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Try on a 1-day tour on Mt. Shasta Basic Mountaineering Clinic on the slopes of Mt. Shasta!

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Tour Package
Outdoor Skills School
Mountain/Rock Climbing
USD 135 California

Casaval Ridge Mt. Shasta Summit Climb Casaval Ridge Mt. Shasta Summit Climb

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Enjoy an unforgettable Casaval Ridge Climb to the Summit of Mt. Shasta!

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Outdoor Skills School
USD 645 California

Intermediate Mountaineering Course Intermediate Mountaineering Course

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Learn to climb join our Intermediate Mountaineering Tour!

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Ice Climbing
USD 545 California

Mt. Shasta Ice & Snow Expedition Seminar Mt. Shasta Ice & Snow Expedition Seminar

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Prepare to climb anywhere in the world, Mount Shasta Ice and Snow Expedition Seminar!

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Ice Climbing
USD 825 California

Crevasse Rescue & Glacier Travel Crevasse Rescue & Glacier Travel

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Take great 3 days skill courses in Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel!

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Ice Climbing
USD 575 California

Basic Alpine Mountaineering Course (3 days) Basic Alpine Mountaineering Course (3 days)

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Enjoy the best of the Sierra join our great 3 day Basic Alpine Mountaineering Course!

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Outdoor Skills School
USD 525 California

Advanced Alpine Mountaineering Course (3 days) Advanced Alpine Mountaineering Course (3 days)

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Have an exciting 3 day Advanced Alpine Mountaineering Course around California!

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Ice Climbing
USD 595 California

Mt. Whitney Mountaineer's Route Mt. Whitney Mountaineer's Route

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Take an exciting 3 day Mount Whitney mountaineering tour around California!

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Ice Climbing
USD 675 California

Advanced Mountaineering Camp Advanced Mountaineering Camp

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Enjoy the Sierra's best, join our Advanced Mountaineering Camp and take a 5 day course on summit climbs.

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Outdoor Skills School
USD 975 California

Certified Avalanche Level I Course Certified Avalanche Level I Course

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Take our best 3 day Certified Avalanche Level I Course in California!

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Skiing & Snowboarding
Outdoor Skills School
USD 365 California

Mt. Shasta Summit Climb Mt. Shasta Summit Climb

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Have an amazing 2 day Mount Shasta summit climb guided tour!

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Mountain/Rock Climbing
Outdoor Skills School
USD 425 California

Private Ski Tours Private Ski Tours

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Enjoy yourself in the excellently instructed in back country 8-day private ski and snowboarding tour!

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Tour Package
Skiing & Snowboarding
Outdoor Skills School
USD 155 California

High Altitude Mountaineering Course in Peru High Altitude Mountaineering Course in Peru

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Come and join our 19-day high altitude mountaineering course in Cordillera Blancas in Peru!

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Tour Package
Ice Climbing
Mountain/Rock Climbing
USD 2895 Peru

Introduction to High Altitude Mountaineering, Mexico Volcanoes Introduction to High Altitude Mountaineering, Mexico Volcanoes

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Enjoy the best of our unforgettable introduction to high altitude mountaineering Mexico volcanoes!

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Tour Package
Volcano Tours
Mountain/Rock Climbing
USD 2295 Mexico

Aconcagua 22,834 ft. Expedition Aconcagua 22,834 ft. Expedition

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Enjoy the best of our 3-week unforgettable Aconcagua Expedition!

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
USD 3850 Argentina

Private and Group Rock Climbing Instruction Course Private and Group Rock Climbing Instruction Course

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Come and join our private 7 day rock climbing instruction course around California!

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Hiking & Trekking
USD 100 California

Survival for Backpackers Course Survival for Backpackers Course

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This excellent basic survival 6 day course is designed for backpackers and hikers!

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Tour Package
Wildlife Viewing
USD 895 California

Yosemite Basic Backpacking 101 Yosemite Basic Backpacking 101

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We will guide you through the basics of back country travel, map & compass, "Leave No Trace" camping, cookery, packing light, along with Sierra Nevada history, geology, and wildflower id

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Tour Package
Camping
Hiking & Trekking
USD 585 California

Half Dome Classic Yosemite for Beginners Half Dome Classic Yosemite for Beginners

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Don't miss this wonderful 4 day course for fit beginners in a classic Yosemite setting!

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Tour Package
Ecotourism
USD 745 California

Yosemite for Experienced Backpackers Course Yosemite for Experienced Backpackers Course

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Come and join our unforgettable Yosemite for Experienced Backpackers Course!

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Tour Package
Ecotourism
National Parks
USD 925 California

High Sierra Trail Backpacking with Mt. Whitney Ascent High Sierra Trail Backpacking with Mt. Whitney Ascent

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An adventure for intermediate to experienced hikers who want to immerse themselves in the rugged beauty of the High Sierra Trail, learning and refining your backpacking living skills.

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Tour Package
Ecotourism
Hiking & Trekking
USD 1875 California

Cho Oyo Expedition Cho Oyo Expedition

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Join us for an expedition to Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, at 8188 meters ( 26,901 ft.).

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Mountain/Rock Climbing
USD 16950 Tibet

Mount Elbrus Mountaineering Expedition Mount Elbrus Mountaineering Expedition

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Have an unforgettable 15-day tour to the highest mountain in Europe - Mount Elbrus, revere its scenery and enjoy your time climbing the summit.

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Mountain/Rock Climbing
USD 3995 Russia
Georgia

Morocco High Atlas Mountains Adventure Morocco High Atlas Mountains Adventure

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Take a 10-day tour to Atlas Mountains in Morocco where you'll have the great chance to reach its highest peak is Jbel Toubkal.

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
USD 1595 Morocco

Kamchatka Volcanoes Trek Kamchatka Volcanoes Trek

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Come join this tour for a remote 16-day volcano trekking adventure over Kamchatka peninsula, where you can also admire forests with unique and exotic plants, full of wild birds and animals.

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Tour Package
Volcano Tours
Hiking & Trekking
USD 2895 Russia

Trek In The Altai Mountains Trek In The Altai Mountains

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Have a wonderful 15-day hiking tour over Altai Mountains. Discover the beauty of Russia, Kazakhstan, China and the reveal the mystery of Shamanist traditions.

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Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Mountain/Rock Climbing
USD 2395 Russia
Kazakhstan
Mongolia

Cordillera Blanca Adventure and Trek Cordillera Blanca Adventure and Trek

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Take a two-week long mountaineering tour to Cordillera Blanca and enjoy fine alpine trekking and climbing Nevado Huascaran - the highest mountain in Peru.

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Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
USD 2995 Peru

Serengeti Adventure Tour Serengeti Adventure Tour

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Take an astonishing tour around Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater in Kenya and Tanzania.

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Tour Package
National Parks
Volcano Tours
USD 1895 Tanzania
Kenya

Basic Mountaineering Course Basic Mountaineering Course

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Take our 5-day comprehensive course in the basics of alpine climbing. Learn how to use a variety of tools and techniques, as well combining skills for mixed alpine routes.

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
USD 895 California

Advanced Mountaineering Course Advanced Mountaineering Course

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Experience the best of our 5-day advanced mountaineering courses in the spectacular Palisades of the Sierra Nevada

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
USD 995 California

North Palisade (14,242 ft.) and Polemonium Peak (14,080 ft.) North Palisade (14,242 ft.) and Polemonium Peak (14,080 ft.)

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Have a 3-day mountaineering and hiking tour over Palisades in Sierra Nevada to the North Palisade and Polemonium Peaks.

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Hiking & Trekking
USD 750 California
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