Ascent of Mount Saint Helens on 2013-05-31

Climber: George Burgess

Others in Party:Trevor Clark
Date:Friday, May 31, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Saint Helens
    Elevation:8333 ft / 2539 m

Ascent Trip Report

A group of ten from the Santiam Alpine Club left around 7:00 am from Marble Mountain. Two turned back at Chocolate Falls after struggling with colds. Two more turned back around the prominent seismic monitoring station on the winter route. At that point, two of our group (myself included) split left to gain Monitor Ridge which we followed on a more or less direct line to the summit. Excellent glissading for most of the descent.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5933 ft / 1807 m
    Elevation Loss:5933 ft / 1807 m
    Distance:10.7 mi / 17.2 km
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:5833 ft / 1777 m
    Extra Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Route:Swift Ski Trail w/ Monitor Ridge Linkup
    Trailhead:Marble Mountain Sno-Park  2600 ft / 792 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:5833 ft / 1777 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Swift Ski Trail w/ Monitor Ridge Linkup
    Trailhead:Marble Mountain Sno-Park  2600 ft / 792 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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