The volcano next door

Survivors

Narrow escapes

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The taste of death

They were only 60 seconds from safety, but getting there almost killed them

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A race to survive

In the spring of 1980, as Mount St. Helens rumbled, Trixie Anders was among the hundreds of visitors who were drawn like moths to the flame. “I was hoping to see an eruption,” she said.

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Waking to a nightmare

After sitting around their campfire until 3 a.m., Danny Jay Balch and Brian Thomas were sleeping in. Balch was jolted awake, and he realized something was happening when he saw his friend’s face.

Science

Go inside the mountain

Victims

When nature turns deadly

Rescuers

'Beyond imagining'

Survivors

Narrow escapes

Memories

Recollections of May 18