Ascent of Mount Saint Helens on 2007-08-01

Climber: Ronald Land

Date:Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Saint Helens
    Elevation:8333 ft / 2539 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at the Climbers Bivuac trail head on a well maintained trail through alpine forest to the timber line for approximately two miles. The boulder scramble starts immediately after leaving the timber line for a little under one and a half miles. After the boulder field the remaining climb is in loose gravel and ash. I took about 10 hours for the entire round trip. Mt Adams was in my sight to the east all day, and the view of Mt Ranier at the summit was fantastic!
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On the summit ridge (2007-08-01). Photo by Ronald Land.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4633 ft / 1412 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Monitor Ridge
    Trailhead:Climbers Bivouac trail head at approx.  3700 ft / 1127 m
    Grade/Class:II/III hike/scramble
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 30 Minutes

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