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4-day Denali prep course on Mt. Shasta in California (Advanced winter mountaineering)


Join a certified mountain guide for this 4-day advanced winter mountaineering course on the slopes of Mt Shasta. Learn and hone the necessary skills to climb a high altitude peak, such as Denali, while ascending this northern California gem along the way.

Private and Group

Cascade Range

4 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr




  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of northern California and Mt Shasta.
  • Take advantage of a low guide ratio to get plenty of one-on-one attention.
  • Learn essential skills for tackling Denali and other high altitude climbs.


Planning on undertaking your first high altitude expedition in the near future? If the answer is yes, then be sure to enroll in our 4-day advanced winter mountaineering course on Mt Shasta!

Situated in the southern Cascade Range of northern California, winter climbs of this 14,179 foot high peak are a good way to experience some of the same weather and climbing conditions that you will find on high altitude climbs. You’ll also learn the necessary skills to make it through the elements and to the summit.

Over the course of our time together, we will review some basic winter mountaineering skills before moving on to tougher techniques. All of these will come in handy on the slopes of Denali, the Himalayas or in the Andes!

As we learn, we will ascend Mt Shasta via either Casaval Ridge or Sargent’s Ridge, establishing various camps as we go.

Participants should already have a good grasp of ice ax arrest and crampon techniques (but we’ll briefly review these anyways) before we move on to more advanced skills training.

Expect to go over advanced route finding, winter anchor systems, avalanche awareness skills, camp selection and self-rescue techniques, among many others.

Once we get to the summit, braving the elements, enjoy the astounding views and just imagine what other incredible sights await from the top of the world’s highest mountains.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this informative and inspirational 4-day advanced winter mountaineering course on Mt Shasta!

If you like the look of this trip, but just want to climb Mt Shasta in the winter, then we think you will also enjoy our 3-day winter ascent of the peak via Casaval Ridge!



More info

Please contact us for a complete list of the required equipment.

Meeting point

Mt Shasta, California

Equipment you will need to bring


Ice axe





Watter bottle

About the guide

Since 1981, we have been California's leader in guided mountaineering. From the Eastern Sierra to Mt. Shasta, we guide all of California 14ners and internationally.




Mount Shasta, California

Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Jan 26, 2023 - Jan 29, 2023

6 open spots | USD 1748 per traveller

Feb 17, 2023 - Feb 20, 2023

3 open spots | USD 1748 per traveller

Mar 02, 2023 - Mar 05, 2023

USD 1748 per traveller

Mar 23, 2023 - Mar 26, 2023

3 open spots | USD 1748 per traveller

What people are saying about this trip

Ken Manabe


February, 2022

The hike was great and I got exactly I wanted.

Prices per person

Price last updated by the guide on: Aug 23, 2022

Group of 1

USD 1748 Each

Group of 2

USD 1748 Each

Group of 3

USD 1748 Each

Group of 4

USD 1748 Each

Group of 5

USD 1748 Each

Group of 6

USD 1748 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner



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