Mount St. Helens - Difficulty Level 5 — permit required

This is a past event

7 people went

Location visible to members


3-4 liters of water, 2 meals/snacks, sunscreen (lips too), sunshades, layers for changing weather (winter jacket), gloves, POLES, SPIKES, GAITERS, ICE AXE, glissading gear (like contractor trash bag).
NO snowshoes or crampons needed.
****HEADLAMP***** w extra batteries.

PERMIT! Or cash for your permit holder.

Riders give Drivers $20 for gas, park pass, etc.


12.0 miles, roundtrip. (5 hrs+ to summit; 3 hrs+ for descent)
ELEVATION Gain: 5699 ft.
Highest Point: 8364 ft.

✅✅✅Pace: as fast as possible! We have a weather system moving in Wednesday. We need to get up and down this mountain before that hits in the afternoon. BAD WEATHER TURNS US AROUND AT MSH.✅✅✅

Rating 5: Hike/scramble/climb of over 5500 feet of elevation gain, overnight trip, scramble or Class 5 rock climb. An example of this kind of climb would be Mount Saint Helens, Mount Hood, The Tooth, and Dragontail Mountain. There will be a mandatory waitlist and active members will get preference.

👀 By your RSVP and attendance at KCHM events, you acknowledge that SAFETY IS NON-DELEGABLE. You are 💯 % responsible for your own safety AT ALL TIMES! We are not professional guides, just amateur hikers like you. Voluntary participation in this hike is at your own risk. Thank you for agreeing to this waiver. ✅

Attendance will be taken at every event and like most other major groups we will have a two no-shows and you are out of the group policy.