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Huge Jump in Demand for Mt. St. Helens Permits Crashes Website

More than 10,500 people tried for volcano climbing permit this year.

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More than 10,500 people tried to buy a $22 permit to climb Mt. St. Helens last week–two and half times more people than last year in the first hour of the sale–crashing the system’s website. The permit is required to climb higher than 4,800 feet on the volcano.