Mount Saint Helens Trip Report (#6806)
- Signed By: John McGilvra
- Date submitted: January 28, 2002
- Date(s) climbed: 22 times on top starting 9/19/00, going for the world record, whatever it is.
Mt. St. Helens is part of my regular fitness routine, I hike/climb an average of twice a week, year round. The summer route is about 5 miles with a 4,500' gain and takes me about 2 1/2 to 3 hours, up. The winter route is about 6 miles with a 5,600' gain and takes me about 5 hours, up. I am pretty fast, most others take longer. Will be happy to pass on info, or mayby get together for a climb. I also do Mt. Hood, a lot of Columbia River Gorge hikes and others. Am also working on the 50 States highpoints, have 8 so far. I am 49 years old and climbing/hiking is my favorite pastime, especially with others, who are fit. I am also into road cycling.