The North face was covered in a thin layer of white ice. Must have been a strange view from Cracker Lake.
Climbed via the Skyline Experience starting at Many Glacier. From the summit, we watched a grizzly sow and two yearlings tossing shale around about 800 feet below the summit. The weather was perfect. This was the hike that hooked me on climbing mountains in Glacier.
July 2012 W/ Ely
Saw another bear.
Big group before our wedding
Climbed with Brenda and Bruce. We kept chugging up to the top. First 10k, not the last.
Climbed with Smiley and his friend Mark, hiked up the Siyeh Pass Trail, went up the 'tongue', through a small window, following a use trail much of the way. Great views from the top, was a bit windy and cool but the threatened storm blew over with no problem.
Made an attempt in 2010, but was rained out.(lots of lightning)
2011 attempt, couldn't ask for a better day.
Also did Cracker with Rod, Bill Smith, and Alex (from France). From Cracker we traversed back across Siyeh and came down the ridge toward Catarrach and down a couloir back to the trail.
Approached from Jackson glacier overlook and did the south slope in just under 10 hours there & back.
Approached from the south via Preston Park with Montanachris. The weather cooperated and it was a great climb. It was cool to see Cracker lake nearly a vertical mile below having camped there the year before on my first backpack trip to the park.
Unbelievably beautiful and tiring. View to Cracker Lake is amazing. Forgot how tiring it is and climbed it again in 2001 via the west slope route. Definitely a great peak if you want to grab a 10'000-footer in a day.
Way back when, my first peak over 10.
I'd been dreaming of climbing any peak in Glacier since I first saw the park as a boy in 1989. Been a long time coming, but I finally got one. Absolutely amazing!
South face from Jackson Glacier Overlook. Great day climb!
2005 with Ron, John, April, Bud and Ronnie via Skyline from Many Glacier to Siyeh Bend
1998 with GMS via Skyline from Many Glacier and descent to Siyeh Bend
1992 with GMS and Jen from Preston Park
1977 with Bill from Preston Park
Climbed with the local dungeonmaster Gerald Lim. The intense exposure of the north face was enough to give me a case of vertigo, but still managed to crawl over to the edge. Have to admit that we did some trundling as it was 2-3,000 ft. straight down and the experience of a large rock going off and falling that far was really something. While on top, our skin became numb and I looked over at Gerald and his hair was standing straight up! We even saw a little green St. Elmos fire around the rocks all in the space of less than a minute. A lightening bolt hit about a mile away and broke the spell and fear had us running off the top at high speed. The view is so breathtaking, I climbed it the next year just to experience it again.
Climbed with friend Bob, Eric, and Leif.
Great views. Great time.
one more 10,000
Climbed many times. Most memorable was ski descent of west couloir with great friends.
Climbed with a group of eight via the "Skyline Experience"; which starts on the Cracker Lake Trail before heading off-trail to summit Wynn Mountain, Cracker Peak, and Mount Siyeh. The views of the Lewis and Livingston Ranges and Cracker Lake are beyond indescribable. Descended down southern screen slopes into Preston Park. An unforgettable day!