Shasta Mountain Guides


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Shasta Mountain Guides
Page By rhyang
Page Type Jan 25, 2007 / Jan 25, 2007
Object ID 2173
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Product Description

Originally started by Michael Zanger (author of The Mount Shasta Book) 23 years ago, Shasta Mountain Guides is now principally directed by Chris and Jennifer Carr (Michael Zanger remains involved however).

Activity Offerings

Guided activities offered by SMG include the following -

Contact Info

Mailing address :
Shasta Mountain Guides
P.O. Box 1543
Mount Shasta, CA 96067

Phone: 530-926-3117
Fax: 530-926-1374


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rhyang - Jan 25, 2007 9:49 pm - Voted 5/5

Learned mountaineering from SMG !
I've taken three seminars from SMG :

1. Basic mountaineering - how to use ice axe / crampons effectively, self-arrest, etc.

2. Glacier travel / crevasse rescue - how to set snow anchors, self-rescue from a crevasse, various pulley systems, etc. Climbed Shasta via a glacier route.

3. Alpine ice climbing - french technique, frontpointing, placing / cleaning screws. Demoed various ice tools, practiced running belays, toproped climbing in crevasses, more advanced glacier travel / crevasse rescue techniques, climbed a six-pitch alpine ice route.

I was highly impressed with the skill of the guides on each of these seminars.

CORDILLERAORIENTAL - Feb 13, 2007 3:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Great Service
I attempted the West Face with an SMG guide in May 2005. My guide, Keith Potts, was awesome. He was competent and just a great human being to be around and spend 3 days with. In addition, the folks running SMG, Chris & Jenn Carr, are a pleasure to deal with as well. I will definitely climb with SMG again. 5 out of 5.

Meru - Jul 13, 2007 2:59 am - Voted 5/5

Gold Standard for Mountaineering Instruction
I have recieved training three times through SMG. Twice with groups and once individually. Chris and his group of guides are knowledgable, patient, and professional in every respect. Their passion for what they do combined with solid technical skills make them the go to guide service on Shasta.

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