Mount St. Helens Climbing Permits On Sale February 1, 2013

Release Date: Jan 30, 2013  

Amboy, WA – February 1 marks the first day of sales of Mount St. Helens climbing permits for the 2013 climbing season. Permits are required above 4,800-foot elevation on the volcano year-round. From April 1 to Oct. 31, a fee of $22 is charged for each permit. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. PST on Feb. 1, permits may be purchased online through the Mount St. Helens Institute’s website at www.mshinstitute.org.

Between May 15 and Oct. 31 there is a limit of 100 permits per day to help manage impact on the mountain’s natural regeneration. These permits help balance the protection of natural resources and visitor safety with the thrill of climbing one of the most active volcanos on the world.

Details about climbing Mount St. Helens are available online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/mountsthelens/home

Information about guided climbs and field seminars offered by the Mount St. Helens Institute is found at: http://mshinstitute.org/index.php/programs/index