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Mount St. Helens Summit Climbs
July 17 @ 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
One event on June 26, 2021 at 6:00am
One event on June 27, 2021 at 6:00am
One event on July 3, 2021 at 6:00am
One event on July 4, 2021 at 6:00am
One event on July 10, 2021 at 6:00am
One event on July 11, 2021 at 6:00am
One event on July 17, 2021 at 6:00am
One event on July 18, 2021 at 6:00am
One event on July 24, 2021 at 6:00am
One event on July 25, 2021 at 6:00am
One event on July 31, 2021 at 6:00am
The Mount St. Helens Institute offers two kinds of guided climbs to the summit of Mount St. Helens every June, July, August and September.
The classic summit climb is an opportunity to reach the top of the Pacific Northwest’s most spectacular volcano and learn about the area’s natural and cultural history as part of a guided group. Designed for first-time climbers or those wishing to learn from an experienced and knowledgeable mountain guides, the classic summit climb offers the chance to climb an active Cascade volcano.
Additional summit climbs are available, led by a professional geologist. Participants will delve into the fascinating and complex geology of Mount St. Helens, while experiencing it firsthand. The geologist will explain facets of the geology of Mount St. Helens and answer questions while ascending Monitor Ridge to the rim. This climb is for those looking to combine their interests of climbing and geology. Dates of geologist-led climbs are marked below with asterisks.
- Minimum Age: 12 and over (minors must be accompanied by an adult)
- Maximum Group Size: 10
- Permits: Fee includes a climbing permit
- Duration: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Classic Summit Climb: $255 per person
- Summit with a Geologist: $265 per person
- Winter Route: 12 mile round trip, elevation gain 5,500 ft., from Marble Mountain Sno-Park
- Summer Route: 10 mile round trip, elevation gain 4,500 ft., from Climber’s Bivouac Trailhead
|June 2021||July 2021||August 2021||September 2021|
|Sunday, June 20||Saturday, July 3||Sunday, August 1||Saturday, September 4|
|Saturday, June 26||Sunday, July 4||**Saturday, August 7||Sunday, September 5|
|Sunday, June 27||Saturday, July 10||Sunday, August 8||Monday, September 6|
|Sunday, July 11||Saturday, August 14||Saturday, September 11|
|Saturday, July 17||Sunday, August 15||Sunday, September 12|
|Sunday, July 18||Saturday, August 21||Saturday, September 18|
|Saturday, July 24||Sunday, August 22||Sunday, September 19|
|**Sunday, July 25||Saturday, August 28|
|Saturday, July 31||**Sunday, August 29|