Mount Saint Helens

Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano most famous for its catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980 which was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the US. 57 people were killed; 250 homes, 47 bridges, 15 miles of railways, and 185 miles of highway were destroyed. A massive debris avalanche caused by the eruption reduced the elevation of the mountain's summit from 9,677 ft to 8,365 ft and replaced it with a 1 mile wide horseshoe-shaped crater. The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument was created to preserve the volcano and study its aftermath.

Mount Saint Helens SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by xpda

79 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on May 14, 2014. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Climbers Bivouac, Moniter Ridge and South Side.

Others who’ve summited Mount Saint Helens

  • asamartin
  • Matt
  • NWPeaker
  • travelhiker
  • bradgreene30
  • caledh
  • 200Idaho
  • AllenWAClimber
  • DeAnna
  • davomaso
  • cameronc25
  • jlsmithlv
  • MartinAyling
  • CHillNews
  • abelbell
  • TheIncredibleGulk
  • send2kyle
  • sophie-faxon
  • bsham

Routes Used trails & approaches

33% Climbers Bivouac

24% Moniter Ridge

18% South Side

10% Worm Flows Winter Route

8% winter route from marble mount snow park

4% Dogs Head

Comments

  • tallison1969 tallison1969
    commented on Jan 12, 2012
    Climbed with Roy Sheppard and Scott Sheppard. Great day, lots of boulders, Ash, Chipmunks, and a little volcanic steam at the top.

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SNAPSHOTedit info

Elevation

8,365 ft / 2,550 m

Prominence

4,606 ft / 1,404 m

Height Rank Range

Cascade

Location

Washington, United States

Summited by

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  • scott
  • asamartin
  • xpda
  • OldNo.7
  • Matt
  • cbeich
  • NWPeaker
  • travelhiker
  • bradgreene30
  • caledh
  • kabelme
  • 200Idaho

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