On Saturday, September 4, For The Next staff and friends spent the day climbing Mt. St. Helens. Mt. St. Helens is a treasure of the Pacific Northwest and the greater United States. The eruption on May 18, 1980 was the most destructive volcanic event in the history of the U.S. Nearly 230 square miles of forest were destroyed, 7,000 big game perished and 57 people lost their lives. The eruption reduced the elevation of Mt. St. Helens by 1,300 ft.
While climbing Mt. St. Helens is challenging and took a long 9.5 hours, all twelve climbers said it was an adventure they will never forget. Watch the video to see and hear the perspectives of our group as they climb the mountain.
Mt. St. Helens climb information: http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/recreation/mount-st-helens/