A Climber's Guide to Glacier National Park


A Climber's Guide to Glacier National Park
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title A Climber's Guide to Glacier National Park
Manufacturer by J. Gordon Edwards
Page By Bob Sihler
Page Type Mar 10, 2007 / Aug 28, 2007
Object ID 2789
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Product Description

This book is a must-have for anyone seriously interested in climbing the peaks of Glacier. In the introduction, Rolf Larson writes that Edwards is "the patron saint of climbing in Glacier National Park." Edwards gets credit for numerous first ascents of mountains and routes in the park, and he pours his knowledge of the area into this book.

In addition to including over 100 mountains and even more routes, Edwards has written sections on climbing ratings, rock types, and regulations. He divides the mountains into 10 areas:

Lake McDonald area
Livingston Range
North Central area
Northern Lewis Range
Many Glacier area
St. Mary Valley area
Logan Pass area
Cut Bank area
Two Medicine area
South Central area



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Bob Sihler - Aug 28, 2007 10:42 am - Voted 5/5

A Must-Have for the Area

Route descriptions tend to be quite detailed. Many inspiring scenic photos will quicken the pulse. The one downside: very few useful route photos. There are many route diagrams, but they are no substitute for good photos of the real thing. It may be just my personal opinion, but I think someone making money for his work should include useful photos of the routes, at least for the complicated ones. Other than that one concern, though, the book is an excellent resource and makes for good reading even when one is many miles and months away from Glacier.

alpinelight - May 8, 2010 11:21 pm - Voted 5/5

Like a kid in a candy store
I live in Montana and love Glacier, but don't get there as often as I would like. All one needs to do is grab this book pick a spot at random and you are there. Great book!

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