Meet your guides at 8 am at their Mt. Shasta office. After completing a pack check and dividing up group gear, head towards the North side of Mt. Shasta (carpooling recommended due to the small parking area!). Once at the trailhead (Northgate at 7,000 ft), begin your approach through Shasta pine forests and volcanic rock gardens. Your high camp is at approximately 10,000 ft and it will take you a few hours to get there. Enjoy a relaxed pace and mini clinics along the way to camp.
Depending on the timing and snow conditions, you will maybe need to complete an ice axe and crampon use review to get to the high camp location. As time follows, additional techniques will be reviewed after setting up camp and gettin ready for the next day’s climb.