Mount St. Helens, Washington – On Friday, April 21, 2017, 42-year-old Aaron Sales ascended Mount St. Helens using a snow kite in 35 minutes. This is the first time anyone has ever done this and it is the fastest non-motorized ascent of the mountain.
Sales covered 3200 vertical feet in just 35 minutes – going from treelike to crater rim in perfect weather conditions. It took 10 years to make this happen. Way to go!
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North American snowkite pioneer, Aaron Sales breaks the non-motorized speed record to Mt St Helens’ summit rim. Using the power of wind, Sales ascended 3150′ vertical feet in under 35 minutes.