Ascent of Mount Saint Helens on 2014-06-29

Climber: Mike Bowen

Date:Sunday, June 29, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Saint Helens
    Elevation:8333 ft / 2539 m

Ascent Trip Report

Weather was a bit crummy, but kept us cool. Left Climber's Bivouac and climbed up along Monitor Ridge through the clouds and drizzle until the top. Got above the clouds at the summit for about 30 minutes before they came back around and surrounded us. Glissaded about 2600 vertical feet, had to scramble back across 3 or 4 ridges to get back to the trail.
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Me and Jonathan at the summit (2014-06-29). Photo by Mike Bowen.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4600 ft / 1402 m
    Route:Monitor Ridge
    Trailhead:Climbers Bivouac  3733 ft / 1137 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes

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