Thursday, 5 December 2014
A Vancouver WA woman was airlifted from the 7000 foot level of Mt St Helens at daybreak this morning after falling into a snow cave near Monitor Ridge late last night. North Country EMS, the Volcano Rescue Team, and the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident after receiving a call around 8:45 PM last night from the call box located at the Climber’s Bivouac off the Forest Service Road 81830. Alana McCammon, 28, of Vancouver was accompanied by Kyle Knight, 25, of Petersburg AK. It took EMS personnel approximately 2 and ½ hours to get to McCammon from the Climber’s Bivouac trailhead, She was located approximately ¼ mile off the Monitor Ridge trail. She was stabilized and helicopter support was requested through JL Aviation of Boring, OR. At daylight, she was airlifted from the mountain to the command post, where she was transported by ambulance to Peace Health SW Medical Center. The extent of her injuries were unavailable.
Skamania County Sheriff’s Office