I made a little video of my adventure. There is not much footage at the summit since we were battling negative wind chill temperatures with winds near 50+ mph. To imagine those frigid temperatures, if you took off your glove for about 10 seconds, your hands lost complete feeling and movement. I have never experience being that cold in my life.
Mount St. Helens from Kelley Bayern on Vimeo.
|Mountain Master Jason|
Jason caught up and we had a lovely trek down right at the golden hour and were back to our camp by 4pm. We packed up, snowshoed the 2 miles back to our car in the starry night and left for some large burgers in the town of Cougar right nearby before we both split off - him to Seattle and me to the Tri-Cities.
|At the summit with Big R and Spirit Lake below.|
If you're interested in climbing MSH, make sure to check the WTA and mountain websites. You will need certain permits for different times of the year. It's not necessary to camp, but a single day trip puts a lot of pressure on timing.
My next adventure will be to try Mr. Adams again this summer. It will be a tough but rewarding climb. ⤲