Ascent of Mount Saint Helens on 2014-06-22

Climber: Bryson Finch

Date:Sunday, June 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Saint Helens
    Elevation:8333 ft / 2539 m

Ascent Trip Report

Camped overnight at climber's bivouac. Started ascent at 6am and summited at 10am. Plenty of snow in the higher elevations, which gives you the option of climbing the boulders/ash or strapping on crampons and using snow routes. I choose to use both where convenient. I glissaded the way down and was able to return to the truck in 1 hour 45 min from the summit. Crampons were not required but many people opted to use them. Great views of Rainer and Adams.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4633 ft / 1412 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4633 ft / 1412 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4633 ft / 1412 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Monitor Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Climber's Bivouac  3700 ft / 1127 m
    Time:4 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4633 ft / 1412 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Monitor Ridge/off trail glissading
    End Trailhead:Climber's Bivouac  3700 ft / 1127 m
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes

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