In 2014, Oregon Field Guide set off to explore the possible findings of a new cave system rumored to exist inside the glacier on the crater’s south side of Mt. St. Helens.

Setting up camp in a spectacular setting.

Setting up camp in a spectacular setting.

The segment aired with a fascinating story of its discovery but the shoot did not end as hoped. This behind-the-scenes view will reveal the difficult challenges and circumstances that lead to a dramatic departure from the crater.

The original story that aired last season, Discovery on Mt. St. Helens, has a detailed account from the producer, Ed Jahn, on what happened that day. No one could have predicted the ending.

Videographer Todd Sonflieth and Producer Ed Jahn discuss their options on the now treacherous Mt St Helens.

Videographer Todd Sonflieth and Producer Ed Jahn discuss their options on the now treacherous Mt St Helens.


Behind the Scenes Mt St Helens Glacial Cave
Producer/Editor:
Danika Sandoz,  Videographer: Todd Sonflieth

Discovery on Mount Saint Helens
Producer:
Ed Jahn,  Videographer/Editor: Todd Sonflieth, Audio: Steven Vaughn Kray,  Additional Video: Brent McGregor, USGS/Cascade Volcano Observatory

Special Thanks: JL Aviation