Great Northern Mountain Climber's Log

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distressbark - Sep 16, 2021 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2021

Standard route  Sucess!

With manyglaciermountaineer on the very well-worn, easy to follow standard route. High on the summit ridge, one encounters a spot where you can either climb a steep, gravely chute (on climber's right) or a short series of cliffs with one brief, semi-exposed move (climber's left). Left is the way to go. We ran into another party that took the steep chute and they didn't have anything good to say about it. Tremendous views of Glacier National Park to the north and far off peaks to the south (Rocky, Swan, Holland, McDonald).

Kyle Van Vleet

Kyle Van Vleet - Jul 11, 2020 10:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2020

Great views!  Sucess!

Awesome peak with a trail to the top. Did this after work on a beautiful afternoon. The worst part of the trip was seeing all the names carved into the rock on the summit. Other than that, everything about the day was gorgeous.


CamDole - Jun 27, 2020 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2017

Yeehaw  Sucess!

BITCH OF A HIKE STARTING AT HUNGRY HORSE. Apparently you can start on the Middle Fork of the Flathead. Not much tree cover, and straight up the side of the mountain. Sweet hike nevertheless.


larch32 - Jun 4, 2020 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2020

Awesome!  Sucess!

Finally got around to climbing this one after staring at if from other peaks numerous times over the last decade. Even better than I thought it might be - I'd come back and climb it again some time.

Chickenonabun - Aug 17, 2019 9:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2019

Very good   Sucess!

Made it to the top amongst threatening clouds, didn't rain until we got back to the car. Fun day climb


bluecappo - Jun 18, 2019 10:29 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2019

GNM Climb  Sucess!

Maybe 100 steps in the snow, otherwise melted out.


mammothvolume - May 13, 2019 12:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

YEAH  Sucess!

Sweet, windy hike along the ridge on a sunny afternoon. Weather held. Tiring day.


Highpointer1837 - Jul 31, 2018 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2018

Beautiful!  Sucess!

Went the standard route. Got a little low and off the main trail before the summit and had to scramble up some of the loose stuff, which made the climb a little more interesting and fun.


ToTheHeights - Jul 11, 2018 6:54 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2018

Great Northern  Sucess!

5/23/18 with Ryan Stadheim

Lots of fun maneuvering the snow and ice on the summit ridge. Ice axe and crampons made the summit possible.


ToTheHeights - Feb 13, 2018 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2017

Great Morning  Sucess!

7/28/17 w/Emily Hall
Summited and made it to work on time at 2pm
Quick and steep, with an epic ridge walk to the summit

Would love to come back and do it again in winter conditions


Peaker - Oct 29, 2016 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2016

Climber's Trail  Sucess!

Camped a half mile from the trailhead, got an early start and was the first of several parties going up the mountain. Some low clouds obscured the higher peaks in Glacier but made for a neat view down the Middle Fork.


Adriana - Oct 28, 2015 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2015

Finally did it  Sucess!

Been on my bucket list of peaks for a while and finally did it. The ridge line walk was AMAZING, probly the longest and coolest I've seen yet. Have to say the views from the ridge on the way up were somehow cooler than from the peak- don't know how that works.Took us four hours to get to the top.


HikesWithDogs - Jul 17, 2015 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2015

Don't Miss This  Sucess!

My good friend Ben and I decided to give Great Northern a go after looking at Vernon's pictures and description. That fellow sure could paint a picture when it came to describing mountains. Anyhow, we had a steady 20 mph wind during the steep, tree-covered first mile and a half. After gaining the high ridge trail, we had gusts over 40 mph! It made for an interesting knife-edge walk. About 15 minutes before the summit, the weather hit hard. We waited about half an hour through a zero-visibility storm with some groppel added in for good measure. We were happy to have brought our GoreTex, even if it was July. The descent was casual and we came across plenty of hucks, which always keep one in good spirits!

Danczyk - Jul 4, 2015 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015

4th of July   Sucess!

Great way to spend the 4th, hot, windy, and the hucks were ripe between 5-6000 feet. Standard route, two other parties on the trail, lots of room up there. Megan, Annell, and the old man in our Independence Day celebration.

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Jul 26, 2014 7:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2014

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with a GMS group. Windy and cold, but a good time was had.


sushiman - Oct 14, 2013 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2013

late fall fun  Sucess!

avoided the normal route on the way up because 1/2 feet of unconsolidated snow made the exposed ridge seem risky. ended up traversing the entire west face until directly below the summit. this traverse included one bouldery 4th class move, and one 40 foot pitch of 80 deg. consolidated snow capped by a little cornice. it ended up being really fun! climbed the normal route down...way easier. beautiful inversion above the reservoir for most of the day too


MtMtnHiker - Jun 23, 2013 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2013

Great Northern Again  Sucess!

2nd climb of this peak and I'll do it again. Great day for a climb. Had to climb over a little snow but nothing too sketchy. Did have the bejesus scared out of me by a close call with a large and very heavy boulder that decided to slide a flip with just a touch. Luckily I must have a guardian angel who was watching because it flipped away from me. Watch out for the rotten rock and loose scree of all sizes. The upper ridge is not a good place to get in trouble.


GlacierDan - Apr 17, 2013 2:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Great Northern  Sucess!

Blue bird day with Nate Muhn and Leslie Riser


awhite28 - Dec 28, 2012 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008

Great Northern  Sucess!

Climbed it in late September. The vegetation in fall colors was stunning. Lots of prescribed burns in the area so much of the view of the park was obscured. Found the steep! (2000 ft in 1.25 miles) but lovely trail to the ridge. Catch it where Hungry Horse Creek crosses the road between Dudley and Lost Mare Creek.


GlacierCountry - Aug 13, 2012 12:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Cliffs  Sucess!

Camped with Noelle by the creek in Dudley Bowl, then ascended the next day up the NW ridge, then down-climbed the cliffs on the right side of the bowl. Bugs were rough by the creek.

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