Ascent of Mount Saint Helens on 2014-05-11

Climber: Ken Akerman

Date:Sunday, May 11, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Saint Helens
    Elevation:8333 ft / 2539 m

Ascent Trip Report

I climbed up this summit as one of many who climbed this peak during the last full weekend before the 100 per person climbing restrictions begin on May 15. Today was Mother's Day, and in honor of that day many of the climbers, both men and women, wore dresses or tutus. Many of the climbers, however, ascended to the crater rim but did not continue to advance to the highest point. I have pictures of me at the highest point recorded with my GPS.
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This is me on the summit of Mount Saint Helens (2014-05-11). Photo by Ken Akerman.
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Summary Total Data
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Clear, sunny in the morning, partly cloudy afternoon

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