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January 18. 2014, Mt St Helens Speedski
« on: 01/20/14, 09:01 AM »



With low snow all over, decided to make the best of it and get some exercise.

Starting around 7:30 am from Marble Mountain snowpark, I skied the worm flows route car to car in 3:37:01. I think that time can easily be improved to under 3 hours with better conditions.

More photos and a bit of writing after the jump:

http://mountainlessons.com/skiing/mt-st-helens-speed-ski
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Re: January 18. 2014, Mt St Helens Speedski
« Reply #1 on: 01/20/14, 09:43 PM »

Thanks for the pics and report.  I have been looking at the mountain for the last week wondering what shape the route was in.  Do you think ski crampons would have sufficed through the middle and upper mountain or were boot crampons ideal?
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Re: January 18. 2014, Mt St Helens Speedski
« Reply #2 on: 01/20/14, 10:05 PM »

We went up today to check it out. Crampons of all sorts remained in the pack all day. We probably hit the middle and upper slopes a bit later in the day than cascadekid, but I think ski crampons would perform sufficiently. The corn was prime for lapping on the upper mountain by midday.
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