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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.
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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 M15970 Guides for an Summer Ascent of Mt. Shasta via the Avalanche Gulch. Designed to give Beginners the skills they need to ascend Mt. Shasta.

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

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

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Join M15970 Guides for an Kilimanjaro climb and African Safari.

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Wildlife Viewing
USD 4995 Tanzania

Basic Winter Mountaineering in Lassen National Park Basic Winter Mountaineering in Lassen National Park

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M15970 Guides extends your Hiking and Climbing season with our 3 day Basic Winter Mountaineering course in Lassen National Park. Includes instruction and a Winter ascent of Mt. Lassen 10,463 ft.

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Outdoor Skills School
USD 625 California

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 135 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

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

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M15970 Mountain Guides comprehensive mountaineering course for learning the techniques needed to safely climb glaciated terrain.

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Ice Climbing
USD 895 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 625 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 750 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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Tour Package
Skiing & Snowboarding
Outdoor Skills School
USD 365 California

Certified Avalanche Level II Course Certified Avalanche Level II Course

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Take a great 4 day Avalanche Level II Course!

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Tour Package
Skiing & Snowboarding
Outdoor Skills School
USD 475 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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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Outdoor Skills School
USD 525 California

Private Snowboarding Courses & Lessons Private Snowboarding Courses & Lessons

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Enjoy our wonderful 3 day private snowboarding courses around California!

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Tour Package
Skiing & Snowboarding
Mountain/Rock Climbing
USD 125 California

Trans-Sierra Classic High Route Trans-Sierra Classic High Route

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Enjoy the best of our 8-day unforgettable Trans-Sierra Classic High Route! Come around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

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Tour Package
Mountain/Rock Climbing
Skiing & Snowboarding
USD 1695 California

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 2895 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
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