Ascent of Mount Saint Helens on 2016-03-30

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Others in Party:James R
Date:Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Saint Helens
    Elevation:8333 ft / 2539 m

Ascent Trip Report

A perfect day to climb just before the end of the 'free' season.

1hr to treeline(falls), SS from there all the way to the top and also worn almost the entire way to the bottom (50yards from TH?).
5hr moving time on climb.

Semi-'adopted' a climber (Vlad) from Seattle on the way up - shared breaks, etc.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5773 ft / 1759 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5773 ft / 1759 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.3 mi / 16.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
perfect conditions!
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5773 ft / 1759 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5673 ft / 1729 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Swift Creek (winter)
    Start Trailhead:Marble Mtn Sno-Park  2660 ft / 810 m
    Time:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5673 ft / 1729 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Swift Creek (winter)
    End Trailhead:Marble Mtn Sno-Park  2660 ft / 810 m
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2016-03 MSH (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Saint Helens-Monitor Ridge Summit2016-03-30 a 
2Mount Saint Helens2016-03-30 b5773 ft / 1760 m
Total Trip Gain: 5773 ft / 1760 m    Total Trip Loss: 5773 ft / 1760 m

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