Ptarmigan Wall Goat Trail Climber's Log

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Wheelbarrow - Jan 21, 2017 3:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2015

Gotta Love Goats

Traveling north to south we had to exit just before Ptarmigan Spire and downclimb to the Ptarmigan tunnel trail due to time constraints.

If I were to take someone to Glacier who has never been before I would take them up Iceberg Notch then across this beautiful goat trail to Ptarmigan Tunnel and take the shortcut over to Redgap Pass and run down the trail to Poia Lake and get some crucial caving in before hiking down to the Many Glacier entrance station in order to hitchhike back to the Many Glacier Lodge and finally calling it a day!


ManyGlacierMountaineer - May 22, 2013 11:39 am

A Marvel of Goat Engineering  Sucess!

2010 - solo, descended via Iceberg Notch.

2012 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa and Borja LS, summitted Iceberg Peak in addition.


samh - Sep 22, 2010 1:32 am

Re: North to South to Iceberg Notch

I guessed approximately when I walked this but if my guess was right we did it only a few days apart.


urnotreal - Aug 18, 2010 8:55 pm

Many Glacier to the Loop  Sucess!

September 2001
What a day! A fantastic route all the way to Ahern Pass. We actually ran into a single goat coming the other way just beyond the most exposed section. We thanked him for providing the trail as we let him pass. The highline trail out to the loop was not too shabby either.


EarMountain - May 27, 2010 1:24 pm

Ptarmigan Wall Goat Trail  Sucess!

Followed this route twice.


samh - Nov 30, 2009 6:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2005

Best Route in GNP  Sucess!

I had a helluva weekend in 2005. We started at West Glacier on a Friday morning around 5:30 am. Hit the Loop trail up to Granite Park Trails cabin where my hiking partner had to be to work that morning. I met up with some folks and we set off to summit Gould. That evening I joined them for dinner and the next morning set off for a solo traverse of the Ptarmigan Wall Goat Trail. I arrived in Swiftcurrent just before dark to join friends for car camping complete with wine and gourmet food.


Saintgrizzly - Aug 23, 2009 2:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2005

North to South to Iceberg Notch  Sucess!

Probably the best day I've had in GNP. Done with the GMS. Simply put, this will blow the top of your head off!

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