Ascent to Mount Saint Helens-near summit on 1978-08-22
|Date:||Tuesday, August 22, 1978|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Mount Saint Helens - near summit|
| Elevation:||9677 ft / 2949 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||-1344 ft / -410 m (-7% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportThis 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|
| Route:||Dogs Head Buttress|
| Trailhead:||Plain of Abraham |
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