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Mount Shasta 3-Day West Face Climb

A view of Mt Shasta from afar, with a forested foreground and a lenticular cloud sitting above the summit against a beautiful blue sky.
An early morning photo of mount Shasta covered in snow with a blue sky above

Mount Shasta 3-Day West Face Climb

$1,595per person
Intermediate 3 Days Mount Shasta, CA
Climb Mount Shasta via the secluded West Face while learning important mountaineering skills from our California mountain guides. Spending 3 days on the peak is the ideal amount of time to learn basic mountaineering skills and also take a crack at the summit, while basing out of the quiet, beautiful Hidden Valley, California.
Apr 19, 2024 – Apr 21, 2024
A mountaineer climbing the West Face of Mount Shasta with Alpenglow Expeditions
Mount Shasta casting a shadow on the surrounding mountain ranges during sunrise on a guiding climb with Alpenglow Expeditions

This 3-day Mount Shasta climbing excursion is the perfect blend of a skills course and summit climb.

We’ve found that this amount of time offers the highest success rate for teams, while still covering all the skills required to efficiently climb the peak.

Technical Experience

No previous technical experience required.


Excellent physical fitness is required. Climbers must be able to hike for many hours at a time while carrying a pack.
Day 1
Ascend to Hidden Valley

8:00am: Meet and Greet in Town, briefing
9:30am: Depart for Bunny Flat 6,880 ft
11:00am-12:00pm: Lunch break at Horse Camp 7,880
3:00pm: Arrive Hidden Valley, 9200ft and set up camp
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Climbing training
5:30pm-7:30pm: Dinner, Climb briefing, packing
8:00pm: Bed

Day 2
Summit Attempt via West Face

Alpine start (1:00am-3:00am, conditions dependent)
Turnaround time (11:00am-2:00pm, conditions dependent)
Back at Hidden Valley camp by mid-afternoon

Day 3
Descend to Trailhead

7:30am: Breakfast
9:00am: Depart Hidden Valley and hike to Trailhead
12:00pm-1:00pm: Arrive at Trailhead

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