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Mount St. Helens climbing permits go on sale Feb. 2

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Jan. 26, 2009 at 10:48 pm with No Comments »
January 26, 2009 10:48 pm

Registration for spring and summer Mount St. Helens climbing permits starts Feb. 2 at 9 a.m.

Climbing permits are $22 per person and can only be purchased via the Mount St. Helens Institute’s website,

"This year climbers will be able to gaze into the crater at the massive new lava dome that was erupted between 2004 and 2008 and see the glacier that was pushed aside by the eruption," Monument manager Tom Mulder said in a prepared statement. "Interest in climbing Mount St. Helens continues to be high. Even though our weekend climbing dates tend to sell out relatively quickly, the online permit system allows folks to locate and purchase available week day permits up to 24-hours in advance of their climb."

The institute also offers guided climbs.

Permits are required above 4,800 feet on the 8,365-foot volcano between April 1 and Oct. 31. Only 100 permits are sold per day between May 15 and Oct. 31.

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