Great Northern Mountain Climber's Log

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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.

Scrambling Man

Scrambling Man - Feb 14, 2006 4:37 am

Climbed Standard Route in July of 2001  Sucess!

My wife and I made it to the top. Steep climb. Saw some mountain goats on the way up. I highly recommend this to anyone trying to avoid the crowds of Glacier.

Traipser - Feb 1, 2006 4:34 am

Route Climbed: Standard/NW Ridge Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

The hike up to the ridge was steep. Once up, the going is easy and views are wonderful.

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