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Mt St Helens Climbing Permit

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Planning to climb Mount St. Helens?
Just select your climbing date, fill in your information, and purchase your climbing permit. Print the Mount St. Helens Daily Climbing Permit now, or print it later using the order confirmation link you'll receive via e-mail.

Climbing Mount St. Helens
Mount St. Helens is not a technical climb, though it is strenuous and hazardous due to ice, large boulders, loose pumice, fast-changing weather, and volcanism. Climbers should be in very good physical condition, well equipped, informed about volcanic hazards, and have plenty of water and food.

Permit Questions? Climbing Questions?
Mount St. Helens climbing permits are administered by Mount St. Helens Institute (MSHI) and sold through the Discover Your Northwest online store. Please read the Mount St. Helens Institute Permit and Climbing FAQs, or call MSHI (360) 449-7883 with any of your climbing or permit-related questions.

Can I buy permits for everyone in my group?
Yes. You can purchase up to 12 permits per transaction. You do not need the names of the other climbers at the time of purchase, but they must be clearly written on the permit on the day of your climb.

Are permits refundable?
No. All sales are final, refunds are not offered for any reason. You cannot change the climbing date once your purchase is complete. Please plan accordingly before completing your purchase. If you are unable to climb on your permit date, you may transfer your permit to another climber. Read the Mount St. Helens Institute Permit and Climbing FAQs for details.

Who needs a climbing permit and when?
You must print your permits, fill in climber's name on each permit, and bring them with you on the day of your climb. If you are climbing between April 1 - October 31, you must purchase a Mount St. Helens Daily Climbing Permit.

Permits are limited to 500 daily April 1 - May 14, and 100 daily from May 15 - October 31. Climbers are also required to self-register at either Climbers Bivouac or Marble Mountain Sno-Park climber registers.

If climbing between November 1st - March 31st, climbers must self-register at either Climbers Bivouac or Marble Mountain Sno-Park climber registers. There is no fee for permits during this period.

Do I need any other passes or permits?
Yes. A valid Northwest Forest Recreation Pass is required for climbs beginning at Climbers Bivouac year-round. You may purchase Daily and Annual passes on this site. A Washington State Sno-Park pass is required for climbs beginning at Marble Mountain Sno-Park from December 1 through April 30.

Have more questions?
Check out the Mount St. Helens Institute Permit and Climbing FAQs, call (360) 449-7883, or send email to climb [at] mshinstitute.org.

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