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Vinnymothers day madness  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2010


Who knew this tradition existed?
3 hours up in running shoes with skis on board for beautiful descent after hanging out waiting for sun to melt the snow.
Perfect weather, good company, fun turns.

a full TR is here:
Posted May 26, 2010 1:41 pm

HeyItsBenWorm flows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2010


Climbed with Tom Waggoner (below) and 2 other friends. Missed the views at the top due to low visibility but still a great day out with great peeps.
Posted May 17, 2010 2:33 am

climbnshootMothers' Day Madness  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2010


Started at 6:30am for a pleasant climb in the blue sky. Many people were in dresses... we learnt this is a tradition for mother's day. Snow became slushy after 2pm. Surprisingly there were still people on their way up at 3:30. Worm flows is the only approach right now... climbers' bivouac had a closed gate as of Saturday. The worm flows route tacks on another 1000 ft vertical which goes by quickly.

Posted May 11, 2010 12:08 am

Tom WaggonerWhite Out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2010

Tom Waggoner

We raced to beat the weather to the summit with no views of the crater. I never would have believed you could ski all the way to the summit if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. We climbed back down in a white out. It was a nice conciliatory reward after having to retreat off Rainier.
above the clouds

Posted May 10, 2010 11:14 am

seth@LOKIeerie visit.


spartan place
Posted Apr 25, 2010 3:06 pm

VaslerClimb up, roll down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006


There are few things as exciting as hiking up a volcano that has recently blown, respectively. Great hike up and amazing to be on the rim. You can see smoke and the light of sky through the snow you stand on. Going down, my friend and I started to cautiously glissade but then realized you could take monster steps and really throw yourself down the snow slope.
Posted Mar 28, 2010 11:22 pm

bmwboarder7Windy summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010


Hiked up from the Marble Mountain sno park. It was a nice day and all the snow was firm, so we didn't use either snowshoes or crampons because there was fairly firm footings. Didn't make it to the true summit, but did make it to the crater rim, which counts enough for me for the winter. Quite windy on the rim, but otherwise it a was a very beautiful day, and enjoyable hike. We did use our snowshoes on the way down, once things were a little more slushy. Also saw the search and rescue heading up the trail too.
Posted Mar 21, 2010 3:35 pm

HolkRather Eventful
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010


Isaac and I headed out extremely late today for the Worm Flows route. On our way up we encountered a good friend of the climber who died a few weeks ago, in fact he witnessed him break off the cornice, and was climbing this day in honor of that incident. We also witnessed someone lose their ski into a treacherous gully and a couple heading down one of whom had likely fractured their fibula. Anyway, due to our tardiness we encountered some nasty looking weather while nearing the summit and decided to bail. The weather turned out to be not so bad, which kills cause we were only a few hundred feet away, but we were safe, had a good time and didn't loose or break (or worse) anything. We'll be back up soon.
Posted Mar 21, 2010 2:42 am

scottmitchtough day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1995


funny day - one of my first climbs ever, couple friends and i went up somewhere not on trail, very sketchy, not enough water, dusk till dawn deal
Posted Feb 28, 2010 2:58 pm

BombchaserSwift Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2010


Very mild day and hard ice and snow all the way to the top.
Posted Feb 22, 2010 11:37 pm

YEMWorm Flows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2010


Tali, Taylor, Cammie and I climbed through the night and hit the summit a little after sunrise. The temperatures were in the single digits and the wind was near constant at 30 mph. We were all sketched out by the cornices after the recent death, so no lava dome pictures were taken:( After having the summit to ourselves for an hour, we saw nearly 100 people on the way down. Priceless
Posted Feb 22, 2010 10:19 pm

jonesa371st mountain  Sucess!


First mountain ever climbed. It was with the scouts and my pops on a two day push
Posted Jan 20, 2010 2:16 am

Karl HelserSwift Creek / Worm Flows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2009

Karl Helser

Decent day to climb. Clear morning, but raced the fog to the top. Unfortunately the fog hit the rim the same time we did so there wasn't much of a view. It was cold and windy at the rim....surprise, surprise. I belive we were the only ones that summited that day. We passed several groups on the way up, and on the way down, that bailed because of the fog at the top. Lots of thick ice on the ridge crests, so it's best to stay on the side of the ridge on the wind deposited snow. We brought snowshoes, but ditched them near Chocolate Falls. We didn't need them at all. Crampons were a must, as well as an ice axe up on the steep slopes.
Posted Dec 31, 2009 11:42 am

SnowsloggerGotta love the close ones  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1988


First of several (about 4 now). Kind of ashy in the fall, much nicer in the winter when snow covered.
Posted Dec 27, 2009 11:50 pm

SKITriple Crown  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2009


Part 1 of a three volcano solo ascent. Awesome day, wish to hell I had brought skis
Posted Dec 26, 2009 12:35 pm

Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2004


long day hike from CB, then went and did the loowit in 2 days
Posted Dec 8, 2009 1:18 am

alpinedonSolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2003


Climbed this solo, had a bear outside my tent late at night, had a long, but fun day, met some nice folks on the summit.
Posted Nov 22, 2009 10:09 pm

project360What was it like in 1980?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2001


Love hanging the feet off the edge...
Posted Oct 15, 2009 12:02 am

haytraciAmazing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2003


Took a friend visiting from England up St. Helens via Monitor Ridge. Was a beautiful bluebird day and a fantastic climb. A few days later, we went to see the IMAX film depicting the actual eruption...it was amazing to say the least; especially since I actually remember when it happened and how it impacted the Pacific Northwest.
Posted Sep 20, 2009 11:06 pm

RSBARNESWorm Flows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2009


Skinned up on my split board. Great weather, Awesome turns all the way to the parking lot. What a day.
Posted Sep 9, 2009 1:37 am

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