8/5/17 w/Ryan Stadheim
Full day starting with Crowfeet, Henkel, Apikuni, and finishing with Altyn via Natahki Lake.
Henkel is one of those that the route to the top is very straightforward almost right out the gate. As such it's a good candidate to push hard and test yourself. I remember my group stayed in the middle of the talus slope but I gunned for a goat trail towards the left. It went all the way to the ridge so I was able to easily walk up the ridge instead of the steep scree and waited for them for a while on the top. Hope that helps someone out there.
Climbed in conjunction with Crowfeet. Left my friend at the saddle as she wasn't feeling it, and the winds were brutal, to sprint up the last 850 feet. Well worth it! Gorgeous views! Descended back to the saddle and down to the Iceberg Lake trail and out 1.5 miles.
After being demobilized off of the massive Reynolds Fire, my wife and I took an afternoon off to give Mt. Henkel a go. Partway up the south couloir route, I noticed what turned out to be the massive column of the Thompson Creek fire erupt to the south... confused as to what I was seeing, I assumed it was a building thunderhead, as we were seeing darker clouds moving through. It wasn't until arriving back in town later that we knew what we were witnessing.
Overall, a fun scramble with sensational views, even through the smoke.
Climbed with Blake Passmore to gather route beta for volume iv of his Climb Glacier National Park books. Straight forward route finding with plenty of options. Great views and a couple other peaks to be bagged from there if desired.
Climbed with St. Mary Lodge coworkers on July 22nd 2013. Excellent Day!
A great scramble with Mike McMullen. Amazing views.
Did Alytn and Henkel together in 2012.
Hiked this with friends Julie and Jamie. We took the south couloir route on a gloomy, overcast morning that looked like it might turn into a nasty, wet day. Fortunately the clouds kept lifting the higher we climbed, and we were rewarded with what might be my new favorite summit view in Glacier. Gorgeous day. We got a bit of rain and tiny hail on the way down, but nothing bad.
The worst part of the climb is the first of the three main sections: the ascent up the right side of the first streambed. All of the cliff strata slope down to the left as you climb and are covered with ball-bearing scree that makes footing feel really tenuous. Once you're above that into the middle red argillite basin, the route is really fun on much better rock. We went up the west ridge and descended via the east ridge/scree run. Great day all in all.
Fun scramble, but more than 1/2 day, probably because we were taking our time route finding. Perfect weather for us. Views were stunning!
So we didn't make it to Crowfeet. Beautiful views of some really impressive peaks! Climbed with Eliska, Tim, and Sona.
2010 - w/ Tyler Haasch, in combination w/ Appikuni and Crowfeet.
2012 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa, in combination w/ Appikuni.
Climbed Henkel first then headed to crowfeet with a group of 6.
Climbed with Crowfeet.
Really fun climbing. Incredible views. Probably my favorite half day climb in the park so far. I'd been wanting to climb this ever since I was a little kid staring at it while vacationing at the cabins at Swiftcurrent.
Also did Crowfeet with Rod. What an awesome day.
Wonderful climb in the summer of 96. The minimal clouds swirled around us at the summit, closing and opening up breathtaking views.
2003 lead GMS Henkel and Crowfeet
2002 lead GMS from Apikuni
1983 with Bill from Apikuni and on to Crowfeet.
Climbed the South Ridge with several other members of the GMS. It was pouring rain when we started, about an hour in the sky cleared up and it turn in to a beautiful day. We went on to Crowfeet from here.