Seattle MAC - Alpine Scramble

Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club

Seattle MAC - Alpine Scramble - Mount St. Helens/Monitor Ridge

Join MAC for a scramble of a peak or summit in the Cascades which includes travel on rock, snow slopes, or has sections of steep off-trail terrain that is not easily categorized (such as scree, dirt, heather, etc). This trip has prerequisites, see leader's notes for details.

  • Strenuous 4, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,700 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 9,677 ft
  • 1 (8 capacity)
  • FULL (2 capacity)
  • 2 (2 capacity)
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy



- WFA  course/badge.

Participants should be aware that this is a strenuous hike. We will be starting early in the morning and hiking through the day. Expect the total hike time to take between 9 and 10 hours. The first few miles are through trees, but the majority of the hike is fully exposed to the sun. There are no water sources on the trail, so we will be carrying all our water for the day.

For more specific details on the hike, check out these resources:


Mount St. Helens/Monitor Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Camping Gear for one night

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag

Hiking Gear

  • Daypack
  • Hiking shoes/boots
  • Windbreaker/jacket for the summit
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • 5 Liters of Water
  • Snacks and Lunch for the hike
  • Hiking Poles (Optional)
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