Mount Saint Helens Climber's Log

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jonesa37

jonesa37 - Jan 20, 2010 2:16 am

1st mountain  Sucess!

First mountain ever climbed. It was with the scouts and my pops on a two day push

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Dec 31, 2009 11:42 am Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2009

Swift Creek / Worm Flows  Sucess!

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.

Snowslogger

Snowslogger - Dec 27, 2009 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1988

Gotta love the close ones  Sucess!

First of several (about 4 now). Kind of ashy in the fall, much nicer in the winter when snow covered.

SKI

SKI - Dec 26, 2009 12:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2009

Triple Crown  Sucess!

Part 1 of a three volcano solo ascent. Awesome day, wish to hell I had brought skis

jyojt

jyojt - Dec 8, 2009 1:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2004

solo

long day hike from CB, then went and did the loowit in 2 days

alpinedon

alpinedon - Nov 22, 2009 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2003

Solo  Sucess!

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.

project360

project360 - Oct 15, 2009 12:02 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2001

What was it like in 1980?  Sucess!

Love hanging the feet off the edge...

haytraci

haytraci - Sep 20, 2009 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2003

Amazing  Sucess!

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.

RSBARNES

RSBARNES - Sep 9, 2009 1:37 am Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2009

Worm Flows  Sucess!

Skinned up on my split board. Great weather, Awesome turns all the way to the parking lot. What a day.

nickkarl

nickkarl - Aug 17, 2009 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009

Wind and Rain  Sucess!

Got winds upwards of 40mph filled with rain. It was fun even though we couldn't see much. My gear was worth every penny today! Will have to come back on a clear day.

Malibu

Malibu - Aug 10, 2009 11:52 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 1998

First ever Cascade climb  Sucess!

Did this with many of the same group I would climb Hood with a year later. My first Cascade Peak climb and experience of seeing the world from a birds-eye point of view at almost 9000 ft while still standing on the ground. Truly special. Going to climb this again in Spring 2010.

bruceg

bruceg - Jul 30, 2009 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 1990

Two times  Sucess!

The first time the mountain was fogged in. Came back 2 days later to great views into the crater and the nearby volcanoes. Great to see Mt. Rainier after just climbing it.

chilkoot

chilkoot - Jul 12, 2009 7:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

Holy smoke  Sucess!

What a cool hike. The view into the crater is astounding. Lots of steam and constand rockfall into the crater.

damgaard

damgaard - Jun 19, 2009 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2009

Worm flows  Sucess!

Winter route from the Sno Park. Awesome weather, except the two hours spent on top looking into the crater. Still an amazing view. 3,5 hours up, 2 down.

OJ Loenneker

OJ Loenneker - Jun 16, 2009 9:09 pm

great skiing  Sucess!

This is one of my favorite backcountry ski destinations! The snowmobiles are a turn off though. But that does keep the roads plowed in winter, so.....

Peak Freak

Peak Freak - May 19, 2009 11:17 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2009

Worm Flows  Sucess!

We coincidently hit the 29th Anniversary of the 1980 eruption! Me on snowshoes with Magnus & Tyson on skis. Best glissading ever!!! Felt sorry for my buddies on skis ;-). Thanks to the girl on snowshoes who took over breaking trail from me on the way up!

ericnoel

ericnoel - May 10, 2009 12:40 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2009

Worm Flows  Sucess!

Great weather for a unique destination.

SJ

SJ - Apr 28, 2009 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008

Saint Helens  Sucess!

Fun climb, very impressive at the rim of the crater.

Hotoven

Hotoven - Apr 20, 2009 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2000

First Volcano Climbed!  Sucess!

This was a very fun hike. being my very first volcano ever, it was fun using an ice axe for the first time! I was 12 years old when I climbed it. The last steep part I ran up because I was so excited! I also climbed it on Jul. 22nd, 2009.

mybackyard

mybackyard - Apr 17, 2009 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2009

April Ascent

Forced to begin our ski descent at 7600 ft due to white out and bad avalanche conditions. Fun Skiing out. So hard to turn around so close to the summit.

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