Superb Guide Book
Lots of books have been written about Glacier National Park, but in my humble opinion, this book is a one-of-a-kind. Specifically written for beginning and intermediate climbers the book makes some of the most difficult-looking and seemingly impossible to climb peaks, easily within the grasp of average climbers. Scramble routes on 16 peaks in and around the Logan Pass area of the park are highlighted throughout the book with vivid, detailed photographs overlaid with detailed descriptions in writing. An example from the Reynolds Mountain route:
D. Study the route from the base of the cliffs.
To climb through this portion of the route use three markers outlined with dashed boxes.
1. The rectangle shaped lichen covered rock where the split trail meets.
2. An indent in the wall where the route makes a sharp turn to the left.
3. Climb underneath the yellow lichen covered overhang to the left of the wall indent.
Above the overhang (where the climbers are seen in the photo), the trail flattens out as it approaches the summit ridge. The route is marked with cairns.
The colors in the above box match the dashed boxes that are overlaid on the route photo showing you (the climber) exactly what to look for and where to find it. Very, very specific!!
FROM THE BACK COVER
Experience the grandeur of Glacier National Park by standing on the summits of sixteen spectacular mountains near Going-To-The-Sun Highway. Peaks featured in this guide book are located from trailheads along the Going-To-The-Sun Highway at Siyeh Bend, Lunch Creek, Logan Pass, the Weeping Wall and The Loop.
See the Route...Follow the Route
Beginning and intermediate climbers will benefit from owning the guidebook. Route descriptions and illustrations lead climbers from the trailheads to sixteen of Glacier National Park's most magnificent summits. Color photos with the route outlined in red ensure that climbers are on the correct and safest route. GPS Waypoints and color maps are provided for added security if weather change is imminent or if the route is lost. Important safety considerations such as rock fall, weather, animal safety and medical concerns are reviewed. Summit photos aide in identifying distant peaks.
Route Descriptions With Illustrated Color Photos
GPS Coordinates For Route Finding
Total Distance and Elevation Data
Color Topo Maps and Summit Photos
Details Regarding Trailhead Location
Difficulty and Time Recommendations
Medical Information For Climbers
Survival Scenarios and Gear Suggestions
Brief Historical Information
Optional Side Trips
Peaks Featured Are Listed Below
Siyeh, Pollock, Gould, Reynolds, Going-To-The-Sun, Clements, Oberlin, Matahpi, Heavy Runner, Cataract, Haystack, Bearhat, Piegan, Bishops Cap, The Dragon's Tail, Cannon
The author writes:
Those who already climb in Glacier would question why another book is needed and state with all of the illustrated photos, maps, and G.P.S. points the challenge of climbing is gone. "Climb Glacier National Park" is not for climbers who are already proficient at route finding and want to climb without additional help. If this book saves one life and if another falls in love with the peaks in Glacier National Park, this work will have met its goal of inspiring others to explore. So use the book for its intended purpose; use the illustrations, maps, and G.P.S. Waypoints to navigate amongst Glacier's peaks.