Great Northern Mountain Climber's Log

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pyerger - Apr 24, 2012 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1997

Great Northern  Sucess!

first peak I climbed, when I moved to Montana,1997!!! Climbed several times after.


cwebb - Jun 12, 2011 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

great views  Sucess!

Climb this one every year. The first mile and a half are brutal, but the views the rest of the way up make up for all the hard work. With all the snowpack remaining this year it's going to be a late one this year.


dongisselbeck - May 8, 2011 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007

Skiing the Stanton

I have skied the Stanton Glacier 3 times in Sept or Oct. Only summited the first time. One of my favorite mountains.


MtMtnHiker - Mar 14, 2011 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2010

What other route?  Sucess!

Good climb with Montanachris. Tough bushwack up and took the new route down. Awesome views, good climb with a good friend, met some cool folks on the way up once we got to the main ridge and got to watch a group of goats for a while on the way down.


montanachris - Aug 1, 2010 3:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2010

Old school bushwhack  Sucess!

Learned the value of up-to-date guidebooks on this one. We climbed the now obsolete south side of Hungry Horse creek 'trail'. It was a wet bushwhack through Devil's club thickets and a lot of slick downed timber. But we did top out, so it was worth it!


dacom - Oct 11, 2010 1:46 pm

Re: Old school bushwhack

That's the most direct route and quite a lot of fun cos you don't have a nice groomed trail all the way to the false summit! We go that way on purpose :-) Glad you pursued!!


ianc82 - Mar 14, 2010 12:41 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2009

still too much snow

still too much snow, used snowshoes and made it a quite a ways up the traditional route. i was solo and common sense told me to turn back.


dacom - Feb 10, 2010 12:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008

Great Hike  Sucess!



TwaMontana - Oct 5, 2009 1:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005

Great Northern  Sucess!

This is the one that got me hooked on climbing.
Had a crew of six that day.
It was a lot of fun.
Though the last mile down I don't think there was one of us who wasn't screaming with knee pain with each step.


FlatheadNative - Sep 28, 2009 2:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

Top 3 On The List

Hot day in the 90s but we did it. This was #3 on my top three mountains to climb. Climbed with Vantana and SBurry.

felesha85 - Aug 13, 2009 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2009

highlight of my life  Sucess!

this was the best hike i have ever done so far. i climbed it with my roommate sara and we had a blast. we fueled up on huckleberries when we took breaks on the steep way up.the weather made the experience . we did get caught in a wind storm on the ridge up to the summit. had to stop and hang on, cold but thankfully no rain. after the clouds subsided 2 different rainbow was in view in the valley below us. what a wild experience! the hike down was brutal but the pain was worth it. this will be a traditional hike. i love montana.


pyerger - Jul 28, 2009 4:50 pm

great peak  Sucess!

Climbed several times, with G.M.S, and with friends.

mtn ear

mtn ear - Jul 26, 2009 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

Nice Climb  Sucess!

A great climb to take in the views of the southern parts of GNP. Climbed with my son Frank. We got up and down at a liesurely pace on this warm July day in 7 hours. Not really a mountain for those seeking solitude...we counted 27 other climbers on the mountain this day!


Saintgrizzly - Jul 3, 2009 11:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

Route Climbed: Standard/NW Ridge  Sucess!

I now understand why this climb, even in an area dominated by Glacier National Park, is a local favorite. Very, very nice mountain! First half of the trail is quite steep, but the trail is good, and when it levels out—which is about the time of the first view into the southern reaches of GNP—wow! This is definitely a mountain I'll do again!


Kowski - Sep 1, 2008 11:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

So worth it...  Sucess!

Once you get out of the 50 degree angle wooded section, it's all worth it. The trip down is not for those with weak was actually worse than going up for me.

Did the standard route with two friends. No trail anomolies, clear and passable...just wet from rain the night before. Got too low and had to do some easy class 3 cliff work. Saintgrizzly has it right about staying toward the top.

While we were on the ridgeline we saw a huge sow grizzly and two cubs down in one of the bowls on the west out in the trees!


LakesideHiker - Jul 10, 2008 1:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

Did it solo. It was steep, but it was very much worth the effort (a great conditioning hike). The final climb on to the summit seems to be deteriorating and may cause problems in the future (currently a nice little scramble). The views were outstanding!


FlatheadNative - Jun 30, 2008 8:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008

Route climbed: Standard Route  Sucess!

Hot day in the 90s but we did it. This was #3 on my top three mountains to climb. Climbed with Vantana and SBurry.


jimegan - Feb 18, 2008 3:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 1992

Great Northern  Sucess!

Climbed with Don Stolte and one of his gandyman acquaintances from the railroad. My most vivid memory is of his friend showing up in camos looking like Rambo and carrying a large .45 which must have weighed a ton. He regretted the weight of the gun and the MREs he packed up and back!


CamelCarlson - Jan 3, 2007 1:40 am Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2006

NW Ridge route  Sucess!

One of my favorite climbs to get in shape in the area! It started snowing when we crested the ridge, but conditions were safe so we proceeded onward and upward. Before we knew it we were strapping on the crampons and plunging our axes deep. We were greeted with 4-6 inches of fresh powder down in the valley.


G.J.Heins - Feb 21, 2006 10:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 1996

Eastgate Academy

Very awesome hike. Went most the way up and saw a mountain goat that's fur was white as snow. Before we stopped on this sunny day dark clouds rolled in and heard thunder. Don't need special gear just be careful.

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