Mount Saint Helens Climber's Log

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utclimber - Jan 18, 2019 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2018

Monitor Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked up Monitor Ridge after getting a last minute permit. Round trip in about 4 hours 40 minutes.


cherzan - Jan 10, 2019 8:18 am Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2018

Last clear weekend  Sucess!

Caught the last clear weekend before the winter weather really set in. The summer route was open and clear.


Dundeel - Nov 27, 2018 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

MSH  Sucess!

Had a difficult time, at the rim, trying to explain to a young man what the mountain looked like before the blast.


kronshage3 - Nov 13, 2018 7:04 am Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2018

Via Monitor Ridge  Sucess!

A great late season trip. Trailhead was accessible to pretty much any kind of vehicle. No snow until treeline, even then it was spotty. The route wasn't completely covered in snow/ice until around 6,000 feet at least. Spikes are highly suggested. You can get by with just trekking poles, but an ice axe was handy. Lots of sun and no wind at the summit made for a fantastic day. Probably a few dozen people on the route today. I bet a decent amount of them didn't make it to the ridge (late starters) and most others probably just went to the rim, not the summit.

chaselanphear - Sep 26, 2018 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2018

Mount St. Helens  Sucess!

First Washington Volcano


xbaghat - Sep 4, 2018 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2017

twenty-three 4000prom  Sucess!



emilie - Aug 24, 2018 12:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2018

Lucky day  Sucess!

Lucky day with no smoke and great weather. Great workout. Amazing views. Really nice people on the trail.


baloodh2000 - Aug 10, 2018 11:42 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2018

Mock Guide  Sucess!

Mock Guided Ryan up this. Practiced specifically time management and significant work/rest cycle planning. Ryan is a hip replacement patient who has been walking / hiking since his surgery in May. Risk Management and guiding through the boulder field was a core focus as well. Excellent Summit. Started at 1:00 to avoid hiking in the heat. Night navigation was pretty straight forward and it was a beautiful sun rise atop the Volcano. Notables: first time in my career getting permit checked by an NPS ranger. Felt nice to be prepared. Maps were good. GAIA was excellent and the planning and research of the route went really well. Looking forward to finishing a summer of Mock Guiding so I can do it for real next year! Got to lightly use my WFR training with a member of a different party headed up. Showed signs of Dehydration / Heat Exhaustion / AMS and advised she turn back if symptoms continued in the next hour without relief. Promoted extra hydration and electrolytes as a start point. Really great to be ready for these types of things. I LOVE MY JOB! - Jul 3, 2018 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2015

First volcano summit  Sucess!

Successful summit with my son Carter Hadland

ACree - Jan 15, 2018 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2017

Blue skies and wind  Sucess!

One of the last nice days. Super windy on upper 1k.


mlynn25 - Oct 26, 2017 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010

Mount St. Helens

Quick day hike up to the summit with perfect weather a few days before attempting Rainier.


huskertriguy - Sep 4, 2017 12:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2017

Beautiful Day!  Sucess!

Monitor Ridge. Got our permit via the lottery in Jan/Feb.

Started at 5:45 a.m., by time out of woods we were in clouds a bit, but they burned off quickly. Stellar views of Adams & Hood & Jefferson during ascent, great view of Rainier from summit.

Only 3 other people besides myself traversed the rim to the true summit which surprised me.

Up in 5 hours, down in 3.

One note is that gloves may not be necessary; we brought but did not use them. YMMV.

We brought almost 200 oz of water each and drank almost all of it -- would have done if it were as hot as at had been earlier in the week.


Harvest - Aug 16, 2017 3:44 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2016

Monitor Ridge Route  Sucess!

Monitor Ridge 5-6-16


Mooner - Jun 10, 2017 12:09 am

Up I Go

6/3/17 Hiked up the Worm Flow and Skied back down. The Skiing was really good. 4hr 10mins to summit. 1hr down.


Deltaoperator17 - Jun 7, 2017 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2017

37 Year Reunion   Sucess!

From tbe Sno Park/#244 Worms Flow. Big day with 5900 of gain 12.6 miles RT


Peaker - May 30, 2017 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2017

Worm Flows  Sucess!

Skinned until I wasn't getting good purchase even with ski crampons. Put the skis on my pack and booted up from there. Fun walk over to the true summit and a great run all the way back down.


WOLFrising - May 23, 2017 8:50 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2017

Last weekend in the PNW  Sucess!

Climbed via the worm flows route with Maddie. It was the sunniest and warmest day of the year so far, which made for a slushy descent. Views up top were worth it though. Now off to the desert again!


rtgomez90 - May 21, 2017 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2015

Mt St Helens  Sucess!

Long day. Don't miss the true summit.


awilsondc - May 8, 2017 11:29 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2017

Worm Flows  Sucess!

I underestimated both how hard this would be, and how much I'd enjoy it. It was awesome. Trip report here.

highrvrking - May 2, 2017 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2017

Worm Flows  Sucess!

Great Outing! First snow climb for Michelle and I. Boots and crampons felt great. Summited in 5:30 hours, 8:45 hours car to car. Deep snow for the entirety.

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