Mount Saint Helens

Mount Saint Helens Trip Report (#6769)

I climbed with Bradley Lee, CN Dillon and Rusty Lee - see logs below for more details of our trek. My first mountain climb, and probably the first time I'd even scaled a large hill in years. An amazing trip, and one I would like to repeat. Experiencing something of this magnitude really puts things into perspective for someone who sits in front of a computer all day. It looks like another planet up there. For any other beginners considering this climb, I would definitely stress some training ahead of time (which I did not do) - both my knees gave out on the way down, and I came out of the woods supporting myself with two sticks we found along the way! But I would still do it again, and my legs were back to normal within a few days - no damage done. Also, I'm afraid of heights, so wondered how I would be able to handle the altitude. For anyone who shares this fear, this climb is definitely do-able, and it's whetted my appetite for new challenges of this sort.

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