Ascent to Mount Saint Helens-Monitor Ridge Summit on 2013-11-13
|Others in Party:||Jeremy B|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, November 13, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
|Point Reached:||Mount Saint Helens - Monitor Ridge Summit|
| Elevation:||8284 ft / 2524 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThird trip to the rim, but the first time we've had the whole mountain to ourselves!
An incredible sunset above the clouds!
There was just enough snow around the rocks on the lower half of Monitor Ridge to make things surprisingly dicey. Very little snow below timberline.
Gear malfunctions for one party member added to the 'intrigue' and extended the time frame. Elapsed time ~ 12hours
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||4584 ft / 1397 m|
| Distance:||9 mi / 14.5 km|
| Route:||Monitor Ridge|
| Trailhead:||Climbers Bivouac 3700 ft / 1127 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 3|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles|
| Nights Spent:||0 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
Cloud deck at 6000', above it for summit
| Time Up:||6 Hours |
| Time Down:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
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