Ascent of Mount Saint Helens on 2013-09-05

Climber: Mark DeCost

Date:Thursday, September 5, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Saint Helens
    Elevation:8333 ft / 2539 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great trip with a great group of guys, Mark B. Travis B. Todd B. Brian G. Tom S. Rich S. Keith B. Dave H. and myself. the weather kind sucked rain heavy all night stopped by day break. During the hike the clouds came and went great climbing temps 40-50 degrees. the summit was socked in and visibility was less then 50'.
It was a difficult hike for as we got into the scree field at about 7500'. the decent was relatively easy until I got to tree line. My right knee started to get sore made of a long uncomfortable decent. When we return to the campground the rain returned. At least it didn't rain during the hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4568 ft / 1392 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4568 ft / 1392 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4568 ft / 1392 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Monitor Ridge, the summer climbing route on Mount
    Start Trailhead:Climbers Bivouc  3765 ft / 1147 m
    Time:9 Hours 53 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4568 ft / 1392 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    End Trailhead:Climbers Bivouc  3765 ft / 1147 m

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