Standing just 250 feet shy of Rainier—and towering over 10,000’ above the surrounding topography—Shasta is the second-highest peak in the Cascades (14,179’) and the snowy West Face Route is an excellent climb for mountaineers looking for a beautiful, more remote climb to Shasta’s summit that offers a true wilderness experience. A comparable technical challenge to Avalanche Gulch, the West Face is ideal for new and experienced climbers. The schedule is alpine style, so good training is essential for reaching the summit. Guided by Shasta Mountain Guides.
Key Considerations: high altitude, cold temperatures, snow and ice travel, +/- 7000′ elevation
Fundraising Commitment: $2000