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California Mountaineering

Mountaineer peering into a crevasse on Mount Shasta during an Intro To Mountaineering course with Alpenglow Expeditions
Intro to Mountaineering course near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains with Alpenglow Expeditions' professional mountain guides.

California is the perfect place for a big mountain adventure in the United States.

From single-day mountaineering courses in Lake Tahoe to multi-day ski mountaineering trips on Mount Shasta, our Intro to Mountaineering program is designed to give your team a full-value alpine climbing experience here in the incredible mountains of California.

Guide shows rope skills during an Intro to Mountaineering course near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains with Alpenglow Expeditions' Tahoe mountain guides.

Intro to Mountaineering Course

Introductory Next Available
March 1, 2025
1 full day (8 hours) North Lake Tahoe, CA
Guide teaches a group of students Mountaineering skills, like glacier travel and crevasse rescue, near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains with Alpenglow Expeditions' Tahoe mountain guides.

Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Course

Introductory Next Available
March 2, 2025
1 full day (8 hours) North Lake Tahoe, California
A group of mountaineering students during a Mount Shasta 5-day mountaineering course with Alpenglow Expeditions.

Mount Shasta Avalanche Gulch Climb

Intermediate 2 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 3 Days Mount Shasta, CA
Two ski mountaineers climbing up Mount Shasta during a guided ski trip with Alpenglow Expeditions

Mount Shasta Ski

Intermediate 3 Days Mount Shasta, CA
An early morning photo of Mount Shasta covered in snow with a blue sky above during an Alpenglow Expeditions guided trip on Mount Shasta.

Mount Shasta Mountaineering School

Introductory 5 Days Mt. Shasta, CA

High Sierra Alpine Climbing

Advanced Next Available
May 01 – Nov 15
Full-Day or Multiple Days High Sierra, CA