Elevation

8,333 ft / 2,540 m

#122 in Washington

#11,973 in United States

Prominence

4,573 ft / 1,394 m

#11 in Washington

#117 in United States

Summits

225 summits

#5 in Washington

#125 in United States

Top climbing months

July   20%

May   14%

September  14%

Most climbed route

Monitor Ridge

Highlights

  • Mount Saint 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 U.S. 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 1980 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.
  • Every Mother's Day hundreds of skiers flock to the mountain to ski in celebration of moms.
26 summits • 6 hr 33 min
22 summits • 52.3 mi • 11,243 ft gain • 42 hr 14 min
2 summits • 9.9 mi • 4,457 ft gain • 7 hr 35 min
1 summit • 10.3 mi • 5,543 ft gain
1 summit • 11.7 mi • 5,768 ft gain • 10 hr 18 min
1 summit • 6.2 mi • 5,716 ft gain • 5 hr 14 min
1 summit • 8.9 mi • 4,437 ft gain • 7 hr 8 min
1 summit • 11.0 mi • 5,803 ft gain • 9 hr 18 min • Class 2

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