Mt. St. Helens Climb #2
Turbo summit and snowboard descent of Mt. St. Helens with Hoenig.
FeedbackBy Preston Hunt, 11 May 2002

Links

Dave's pictures. Eric's pictures.

The night before

Climb day

The data

Climb:

Mt. St. Helens - Worm Flow Route

Date:

11-May-2002

Party:

Preston Hunt, Dave Hoenig

Total up:

5500

Feet

Avg rate up:

21.15

feet/min

Up time:

4:20


Total down:

5550

Feet

Avg rate down:

79.29

feet/min

Down time:

1:10


The gear

Qty.

Category

Subcat

Item

Wt.(oz.)

1

Essentials


Balaclava - REI polypro

1.6

1

Essentials


REI polypro liner gloves

1.1

1

Essentials


Emergency solar blanket & storage bag

2.1

1

Essentials


LED keychain light

0.3

1

Essentials


Locking serated blade

2.8

1

Essentials


Paper, pen, & storage bag

2.2

1

Essentials


Suunto Compass

1.3

1

Essentials


Sunscreen (SPF 45) - Aloe Gator


1

Essentials


Whistle

0.2

1

Essentials


Toilet paper

0.3

1

Essentials


Waterproof matches, trick candles (+ bottle)

0.9

1

Essentials


No-Doze tablets (bottle)


5

Essentials


Zip ties (aka cable ties)

0.0

1

Essentials


Sunglasses


1

Essentials


Map of area

0.0

1

Essentials


Extra food (Powerbar)

2.7

1

Essentials


Extra socks


1

Essentials


First-aid kit


2

Essentials


Large heavy-duty garbage bags

0.5

1

Food

Containers

Camelbak Unbottle


3

Food

Food

Powerbars

2.7

4

Food

Food

Gu

1.2

1

Clothing

Wicking

Patagonia Mid Capilene Zip (blue)


1

Clothing

Wicking

Columbia long johns (white)


1

Clothing

Wicking

REI Thermal boxer briefs (black)


1

Clothing

Insulating

REI Polartec 300 fleece vest


1

Clothing

Shell

Jacket - Arc'Teryx Theta AR


1

Clothing

Shell

REI Gore-Tex pants

14.3

1

Clothing

Footwear

Koflach plastic boots (step-in compatible)

1

Clothing

Footwear

Insulating socks (pair)


1

Clothing

Footwear

Wicking/liner socks (pair)


1

Clothing

Footwear

OR super gaiters (pair)

10.5

1

Clothing

Headwear

Nike white baseball cap

2.5

1

Clothing

Headwear

Cebe glacier glasses (+ case)

2.7

1

Clothing

Gloves

REI fleece gloves (brown)

1.7

1

Clothing

Gloves

Marmot Randonee Gore-Tex gloves

6.5

1

Hiking


Komperdell Regular trek poles (red)

19.1

1

Alpine


Snowshoes - Sherpa Tech


1

Electronics


Suunto altimeter watch

2.0

1

Electronics


Motorola Talk-About radio (+3AA batteries)

5.9

1

Electronics


Cell phone (Nokia 8260)

3.5

1

Containers

Packs

Dana Design Bomb Pack (3200 ci)

79.4

Gear notes: Didn't use the snowshoes at all (for a second time this season!), although I would have needed them if I hadn't snowboarded down. The trekking poles were really helpful. Warm day so didn't use any of the cold weather gear, save the pants and jacket for the descent. Strapped my trekking poles in to the back of my pack with the bungee, but almost lost them when the bungee broke!

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