From Mount Saint Helens Institute:
Measuring 8,328 feet high, Mount St. Helens offers climbers a breathtaking view from the crater rim. Although it is not a technical climb, it is strenuous and hazardous due to large boulders, loose pumice, fast-changing weather and volcanism. Climbers should be in very good physical condition, well equipped, informed about volcanic hazards, and have plenty of water and food.
It is your responsibility to be properly prepared and equipped while on Mount St. Helens. Please do your research. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to contact me.
I already purchased the climbing permits. The permit cost is $22 a person. Unfortunately, I was only able to acquire 3 of them and there is only one spot to fill. Bill V will be also be attending. The hike is Saturday, September 7th. We will camping at Climber's Bivouac Friday night. This is a developed site, but no running water.
Be prepared with the 10 essentials: http://www.wta.org/hiking-info/basics/ten-essentials.
Disclaimer: We will be in the wilderness. Serious injury or death can occur. I am not a professional guide, nor medically trained. By attending this hike you are assuming responsibility for your own personal safety and I cannot be held responsible.