Mt Shasta Summit Climb - Private

Climb Mt Shasta in 2 or 3 days, just you and your crew! A private climb of the largest volcano in the Cascade Range affords your team the latitude to build skills or explore new routes! Before the climb we'll teach or review fundamental mountaineering skills including the rest step, ice axe, and crampons to build efficiency and safety techniques needed to climb Shasta with a guide.
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Build your own Mt Shasta summit climb or skills program
We can put together a full on expedition skills seminar or create a single push climb for your and your partners. Shasta has a huge variety of routes and we're excited to share them with you!

  • Our private programs are for just you and your team, so we move with the speed of your team.
  • Ascent and descent options include: Avalanche Gulch, West Face, Brewer Creek, Clear Creek.

We'll build a custom itinerary for your group based on your objectives, skills, and preferred length of trip!

Here are the skills and fitness you'll need for your program:

  • Basic Mountaineering Skills - Including ice axe, crampon, and basic rope skills are encouraged, but not required. Build those skills during the program or attend our Intro to Mountaineering Skills course prior to attending and spend more time climbing

  • Strong Fitness - Able to spend a long, active day outside, moving uphill at 1,000’ per hour for durations of 1-1.5 hours between breaks. Participants should be able to hike 8-10 miles, climbing 2,500 - 3,500 vertical feet throughout the course of the day. People with strong fitness typically have a strenuous workout 3-4 days a week.

Here's what's included with your trip:

  • Experienced AMGA Trained Guide
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest Permit
  • Mt Shasta Summit Pass ($25)
  • Ropes & Gear - for mountaineering training
  • SlingFin Tent
  • Stove & Fuel
  • Group Safety Gear - your guide will be equipped with snow science tools and a first aid kit
  • Wag Bags - for human waste disposal in with compliance 'Leave No Trace' principles
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Mountaineering Gear - Ice Axe, Crampons, Climbing Harness
  • Guide Gratuities

Shasta Alpine Climbing Gear List


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SKILL LEVELBeginner Intermediate Advanced
ELEVATION7,000’-14,179’
LocationMt Shasta

Price/Person $1,095.00
Private Programs
Duration: 1-5 Days
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Private Programs

Blackbird Mountain Guides offers both scheduled group programs and private programs.

Private programs are simply above and beyond what Blackbird Mountain Guides currently has scheduled. Scheduled courses are not always less expensive. Before booking a trip with Blackbird Mountain Guides, clients are encouraged to review the differences between these types of programs, and to decide what works best for them.

SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

Scheduled Programs have fixed dates, itineraries, objectives, curriculum, and costs. They typically appeal to solo individuals or small groups or who are looking to share the cost of their program with a larger group. Correspondingly, scheduled programs are less expensive for smaller groups (1-2), and they provide the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. If you have a large group (3+), Scheduled programs will often be more expensive. They can fill up quickly, and scheduling flexibility is obviously limited.

Scheduled programs will have advertised dates. All scheduled programs can be run as private programs with private dates/rates as well.

PRIVATE PROGRAMS

Private programs have scheduling freedom. They typically appeal to those who would like some flexibility in planning their own trip or course. In this regard, Itineraries and objectives can be tailored to suit current conditions as well as client goals. Private programs are normally less expensive for larger groups (3+). If you have a small group (1-2) private programs will be more expensive.

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We'll build a custom itinerary for your group based on your objectives, skills, and preferred length of trip!

Build your own Mt Shasta summit climb or skills program
We can put together a full on expedition skills seminar or create a single push climb for your and your partners. Shasta has a huge variety of routes and we're excited to share them with you!

  • Our private programs are for just you and your team, so we move with the speed of your team.
  • Ascent and descent options include: Avalanche Gulch, West Face, Brewer Creek, Clear Creek.

We'll build a custom itinerary for your group based on your objectives, skills, and preferred length of trip!

Here are the skills and fitness you'll need for your program:

  • Basic Mountaineering Skills - Including ice axe, crampon, and basic rope skills are encouraged, but not required. Build those skills during the program or attend our Intro to Mountaineering Skills course prior to attending and spend more time climbing

  • Strong Fitness - Able to spend a long, active day outside, moving uphill at 1,000’ per hour for durations of 1-1.5 hours between breaks. Participants should be able to hike 8-10 miles, climbing 2,500 - 3,500 vertical feet throughout the course of the day. People with strong fitness typically have a strenuous workout 3-4 days a week.

Here's what's included with your trip:

  • Experienced AMGA Trained Guide
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest Permit
  • Mt Shasta Summit Pass ($25)
  • Ropes & Gear - for mountaineering training
  • SlingFin Tent
  • Stove & Fuel
  • Group Safety Gear - your guide will be equipped with snow science tools and a first aid kit
  • Wag Bags - for human waste disposal in with compliance 'Leave No Trace' principles
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Mountaineering Gear - Ice Axe, Crampons, Climbing Harness
  • Guide Gratuities

Shasta Alpine Climbing Gear List

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Epic Reviews From Adventurers

6 reviews
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great value

    I did the crevasse rescue course and it went great, I learned a lot and feel much more comfortable. I especially appreciated how it was a small group - 3 students and 1 guide. Our guide Jan was great - he was very knowledgeable but also kept things laid back and wanted us to enjoy the day. Highly recommend!

    Molly D.
    Verified Buyer
    Crevasse Rescue Course in Tahoe
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Set me up with a perfect custom skills program - highly recommend!

    I'd been trying to setup a way to learn some snow skills basics for awhile, and most companies were just not very responsive for what I wanted, and I actually couldn't make it happen. Then I emailed Blackbird - and not only was it great to finally get some conversation going by email/phone, they were able to set me up with the type of program I was looking for. I was setup with Jon as my guide and felt like I was in very capable hands the entire time - covering all the topics relevant for my goals. While I'm comfortable enough camping and hiking in the wilderness, I had zero experience with crampons, ice axes, safety aspects etc, along with navigating more challenging and steep terrain. We started off covering some initial information that went well enough to tackle a couple objectives - which were far more challenging than I'd originally thought possible for myself. But he really nailed it, and picked a plan which let me push what I could do while still feeling comfortable. Plus I appreciated his patience, encouragement and positivity as I sorted out my practice of these new skills. Overall highly recommended!

    Tobin S.
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    Alpine Skills Course - Private
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Incredibly knowledgeable guides!

    Incredibly knowledgeable guides. It was my first time on a serious mountaineering trip, and our guide Jason was a great resource for our attempt at the Shasta summit. Despite insanely cold and snowy weather for May we had a great time!

    Thomas M.
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    Verified Buyer
    Mt Shasta Summit Climb 3 Day
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Mt Shasta Summit climb and skills 5 day

    Incredible trip! We absolutely scored with our guide Jason, who was thorough, patient, encouraging and very knowledgeable. I’ll definitely look to book with you guys again

    ROBERT A.
    Verified Buyer
    Mt Shasta Summit Climb & Skills Seminar 5 Day
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