Few mountains are as notorious the world over as Southwest Washington’s Mt St. Helens. The question, “Where were you on May 18, 1980?” is one most people from the Pacific Northwest can easily answer, in great detail. Mt St. Helens is an active volcano in Mt St. Helens National Monument, near Vancouver, Washington. Its iconic slopes make an enjoyable spring mountaineering adventure. Our trip will take the Monitor Ridge route from the Climbers Bivouac. It is a non-technical climb suitable for anyone in good physical condition. The first day of your journey is devoted to practice sessions on the mountain, called snow school. You will have time to thoroughly learn the skills needed for a successful and safe ascent on day two. No camping necessary!
Details below provided by PP&R.
In the best interest of personal safety, success and team compatibility, adequate training and excellent physical condition are required. Climbers must be able to carry an average of 35 pounds or more.