Imagine making your way all the way up to the summit of Mt. Shasta and looking out for miles in every direction. Over 15,000 people try for the summit each year, but fewer than one-half of them have the privilege of signing the book at the top. Do you think you have what it takes to be one of them?
Reaching the 14,162-ft. peak is not for the casual hiker—these climbs are for mountaineers who aren’t deterred by ice and snow. Many of the ascents call for technical rock climbing skills, and all of them pass over glaciers requiring crampons and other ice climbing gear.
Several businesses in Mt. Shasta will help you on your journey by providing mountaineer training, glacier seminars and guided trips up the mountainside. This is a major undertaking, and an accomplishment not soon forgotten.
The climbing season is between May and October, depending on weather, and requires a Summit Permit available from the Ranger Station. We highly recommend checking in with one of the guide companies while planning your trip.