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Ascent to Mount Saint Helens-near summit on 1978-08-22

Climber: Greg Bramlet

Date:Tuesday, August 22, 1978
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Saint Helens - near summit
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:9677 ft / 2949 m
    Remaining Elevation:-1344 ft / -410 m (-7% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

This summit was prior to eruption.
Got to within 500 feet of summit and turned to decend due to observable mudflowing beneath ice that we were standing on.
Because of the observable mudflow, conditions to proceed deemed as
unsafe. As if we attained summit.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Bivouac
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Dogs Head Buttress
    Trailhead:Plain of Abraham  
Descent Statistics



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