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St. Helens Conditions

Postby ascasson » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:45 pm

Does anyone know what St. Helens has been like recently? I'm going up Saturday -- thought I'd bring an ax, and crampons just in case.
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Re: St. Helens Conditions

Postby billisfree » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:42 pm

"Just in case"? DO take ax and crampons. Trust me.
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Re: St. Helens Conditions

Postby dskoon » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:05 pm

Depends a bit on what conditions are like for ol' St. Helens. I suggest you look on Turns-All-Year, and see if there are any recent trips up there.
I've climbed it a few times, and never taken and axe or crampons. . . But, it was a little later than right now, July, and they weren't necessary. .
Again, it's all conditional. .
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Re: St. Helens Conditions

Postby ascasson » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:24 pm

dskoon wrote:Depends a bit on what conditions are like for ol' St. Helens. I suggest you look on Turns-All-Year, and see if there are any recent trips up there.
I've climbed it a few times, and never taken and axe or crampons. . . But, it was a little later than right now, July, and they weren't necessary. .
Again, it's all conditional. .


Thanks for that resource, dskoon! Sure enough, someone wrote a brief report about Helens yesterday.
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Re: St. Helens Conditions

Postby dskoon » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:30 pm

ascasson wrote:
dskoon wrote:Depends a bit on what conditions are like for ol' St. Helens. I suggest you look on Turns-All-Year, and see if there are any recent trips up there.
I've climbed it a few times, and never taken and axe or crampons. . . But, it was a little later than right now, July, and they weren't necessary. .
Again, it's all conditional. .


Thanks for that resource, dskoon! Sure enough, someone wrote a brief report about Helens yesterday.


There ya go! Yeah, they're a good one. As always, one must do their research, etc, and make the decision they feel most comfortable with.
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