Descending north side of

Upper Forsythe Glacier, August 1977


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JoelSkok - Dec 27, 2010 5:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Upper Forsythe Glacier, 1977

Visible below the climbers is the Dogshead. This terrain doesn't exist anymore.


lcarreau - Dec 27, 2010 10:48 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Upper Forsythe Glacier, 1977

Amazing piece of history!

Only 3 years before the eruption? Who would
have knew? Wonder how much of it was totally


TimB - Dec 29, 2010 11:13 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Upper Forsythe Glacier, 1977

I lived just north of Corvallis, OR when St. Helens decided to flip its lid.
I will always remember the huge ash cloud I could see in the Northern sky and the fine layer of ash we had all over the place the next day.
Amazing deal.


Dean - Aug 28, 2011 12:45 pm - Voted 10/10

Ah, the memories...

..that this picture brings back. I climbed it in 1973 but it took three tries to get the job done. I still remember the great glissades from the Dogs Head. Love this pic as it shows gear that was the best we had, rucksacks, wooden ice axes, etc. Thanks for posting this one.


JoelSkok - Aug 28, 2011 1:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ah, the memories...

Yes indeed, a special event for me. I wish others would post pre eruptive climbing pics of St. Helens

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