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What’s In A Mt. Shasta Guide’s Pack?

A guide for Alpenglow expeditions leans on his ice ax over the edge of a crevasse on Mt. Shasta.
A group of six skiers climb up the snowy slopes of Mt. Shasta.
A guide for Alpenglow expeditions leans on his ice ax over the edge of a crevasse on Mt. Shasta.

As the Mt. Shasta season begins in earnest, we’re here to provide you with info from AMGA-Certified Ski Guide Isaac Laredo about what he brings in his pack for a 2-Day Avalanche Gulch climb on Mt. Shasta. Click the links to see our recommended gear!

Upper Body Clothing

Lower Body Clothing

Technical Equipment

Food and Kitchen

  • Bowl
  • Cup
  • Spoon
  • 2L of water
  • Cooking stove

Sleeping

Headwear

Hands

Feet

  • 2 or 3 pairs socks
  • Mountaineering boots or ski boots
  • Trail runners

Extra Essentials

  • Headlamp
  • 1 wag bag / per day
  • Sun screen
  • Chapstick
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal toiletries
  • Food/hydration/ hot beverages
  • Battery pack and charging cables

Thinking about a guided Mt. Shasta climb or ski? Join our expert guides on one of our favorite mountains in the world! Give us a call or CLICK HERE to see our Shasta adventure overviews.

Climb and Ski Mt. Shasta With Us

A group of mountaineering students during a Mount Shasta 5-day mountaineering course with Alpenglow Expeditions.

Mount Shasta Avalanche Gulch Climb

Intermediate Next Available
May 11, 2024 – May 12, 2024
2 days Mount Shasta, CA
An early morning photo of mount Shasta covered in snow with a blue sky above.

Mount Shasta Mountaineering School

Introductory Next Available
June 13-17
5 Days Mt. Shasta, CA
Two ski mountaineers climbing up Mount Shasta during a guided ski trip with Alpenglow Expeditions

Mount Shasta Ski

Intermediate Next Available
June 7-9, 2024
3 Days Mount Shasta, CA
Mountaineer peering into a crevasse on Mount Shasta during an Intro To Mountaineering course with Alpenglow Expeditions

Mount Shasta West Face Climb

Intermediate Next Available
May 31, 2024 – Jun 02, 2024
3 Days Mount Shasta, CA