Mt. Merritt and Natoas Peak

With Old Sun Glacier between them.

From Iceberg Peak

Glacier National Park, MT-- July 2008

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sushiman

sushiman - Jul 18, 2008 10:46 am - Hasn't voted

old sun route

great shot of merritt, one of the best shots i've seen of the old sun glacier route!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 22, 2008 11:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: old sun route

Thanks. I was really glad to see a lot of Mount Merritt this day.

murphyb - Mar 30, 2016 8:18 pm - Hasn't voted

First ascent

Almost 52 years ago, when I was on the trail crew, working in Belly River, I made the first ascent of Natoas. My memory was that except for crossing Old Sun glacier without an iceaxe, it was a tough but not technically challenging scramble, On top exposure on three sides of the peak was daunting. Bill Mathews was with me, he crawled that last 20m on his belly, and never stood up. We made the climb on a Saturday, then walked the 32 km to the trailhead so we could go tell everyone about our feat.

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