Ice & Snow Expedition Course: An excellent mountaineering course for learning the techniques needed to safely climb glaciated terrain. A must for all climbers wanting to climb the snow capped peaks of the Pacific Northwest, Mt. Mckinley, South America or the Himalayas. We take you from the beginning with a review and/or introduction to the basic tools of ice ax and crampon techniques to rope team travel and crevasse rescue skills. You put your skills to the test on a climb of Mt. Shasta via a glaciated Northside route. Taught on the Hotlum glacier of Mt. Shasta's Northside.
Instruction Includes: basic to advanced crampon and ice axe skills, glacier travel, individual and team self arrest, crevasse rescue, z and c pulley systems, glacial navigation, and ice climbing techniques. Culminating in an alpine style summit attempt via a glaciated North side route.
- Guide to client ratio: 1:4.
- Experience Level: hiking and Backpacking experience and Good physical condition required.
- Additional dates maybe available by arrangement with 3 or more.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Professional instruction/ guide
- Meals (B, D)
- Ice axes
- Group climbing equipment
- Group camping equipment including tents and stoves
- Permit fees including Mt. Shasta summit fees.
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Our company is co-owned and co-directed by Tim Keating, CEO and one of the original co-founders of the company. Along with Dave Cressman, our 10 year Shasta operations manager, now President of the company. Established in 1981, we are one of only 3 guide services to operate on Mt. Shasta and one of 8 guides’ services...
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