Ascent to Mount Saint Helens-Swift Creek on 2013-03-17

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Others in Party:Jeremy B
Emily M
Wayne C
David L
Date:Sunday, March 17, 2013
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Saint Helens - Swift Creek
    Elevation:5050 ft / 1539 m
    Remaining Elevation:3283 ft / 1000 m (57% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Camp at ~ 3700 near Choc. Falls
Mtn Tents

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2490 ft / 758 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Swift Creek (winter)
    Trailhead:Marble Mtn Sno-Park  2660 ft / 810 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Winter Weather Warning - over a foot of fresh snow with high winds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 

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